Anna Thorvaldsdottir
(1977-)
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Anna Thorvaldsdottir is a composer who frequently works with large sonic structures that tend to reveal the presence of a vast variety of sustained sound materials, reflecting her sense of imaginative listening to landscapes and nature. Her music tends to portray a flowing world of sounds with an enigmatic lyrical atmosphere.

Anna’s music is frequently performed internationally, and has been featured at several major venues and music festivals such as Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival in NYC, the Composer Portraits Series at NYC's Miller Theatre, ISCM World Music Days, Nordic Music Days, Ultima Festival, Klangspuren Festival, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Tectonics, and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Her works have been nominated and awarded on many occasions - most notably, Anna is the recipient of the prestigious Nordic Council Music Prize 2012 for her work Dreaming.

Some of the orchestras and ensembles that Anna has worked with include International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), BIT20, Musiques Nouvelles, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Yarn/Wire, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the CAPUT Ensemble, the Oslo Philharmonic, and Either/Or Ensemble.

Anna holds a PhD from the University of California in San Diego.

Anna’s debut portrait album - Rhízōma - was released in October 2011 through Innova Recordings and was very well received and appeared on a number of “Best of 2011” lists, e.g. at TimeOut New York and TimeOut Chicago.
Anna's new portrait album - Aerial - was released by Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Classics in November 2014 and appeared on a number of year end lists, e.g. at New Yorker Magazine, Boston Globe, iTunes Classical, and WQXR's Q2.

7 ARRANGEMENTS OF ICELANDIC FOLKSONGS AND PSALMS(C835-027)
Product categories
Sacred music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Violin, Voice
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2003
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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Á MÖRKUM(C835-004)
Product categories
Vocal duet + 1 instrument, Vocal music
Instruments
Mezzo Soprano, Piano, Soprano, Voice
Author
Þorsteinn frá Hamri
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2005
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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AD GENUA(C835-052)
To the Knees
Product categories
Choir + 3 or more instruments
Instruments
Soprano, Strings, SSSAATTBB
Author
Minervudóttir, Guðrún Eva
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2016
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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AD GENUA Voice parts(C835-052A)
To the Knees
Instruments
SSAATTBB
Author
Minervudóttir, Guðrún Eva
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2016
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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AÐLEIKUR - ÞANN HEILAGA KROSS(C835-041)
Prelude
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2009
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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AEQUILIBRIA(C835-046)
Product categories
Chamber ensemble
Instruments
Alto flute, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Double Bass, French Horn, Piano, Trombone, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2014
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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AERIALITY(C835-037)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2011
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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AF DJÚPRI HRYGGÐ ÁKALLA ÉG ÞIG(C835-012)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sacred music
Instruments
Cello
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2005
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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ALMANAKSLJÓÐ(C835-022)
Cycle of 14 poems. Written for Gerður Bolladóttir
Product categories
Chamber works, Vocal music, Trio, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Flute, Harp, Voice
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2007
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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ATON(C835-015)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sextet
Instruments
Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Piano, Trombone
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2005
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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AUÐIR BÍÐA VEGIRNIR(C835-019)
From past to present - Frá fortíð að nútíð
Product categories
Chamber works, Vocal music, Trio, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Piano, Soprano, Violin, Voice
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2006
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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AURA(C835-039)
Ára
Product categories
Chamber works, Trio, PERCUSSION
Instruments
Percussion
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2011
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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AURA (C835-051)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quartet, PERCUSSION
Instruments
Percussion
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2015
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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BREATHING (C835-023)
Andar
Product categories
Chamber works, Wind music, Octet
Instruments
Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Cor anglais, French Horn, Oboe
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2007
Product type
PDF
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DREAMING - FLOW (C835-029)
Dreymi
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2008
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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EINDIR(C835-020)
Particles
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, PERCUSSION
Instruments
Harp, Percussion
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2007
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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ELEMENTS(C835-025)
Hugleiðing
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Bassoon
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2008
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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EMOTIONAL LANDSCAPE OF A CHARMED FRIENDSHIP(C835-017)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Viola
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2006
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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FIELDS (C835-055)
Product categories
Chamber ensemble
Instruments
Bass Clarinet, Double Bass, El.guitar, Percussion, Piano, Cello, Electronics
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2016
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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FINGERPRINTS(C835-009)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Harpsichord
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2003
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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FOR IT WILL NEVER RETURN(C835-056)
To the Accompaniment of Everyday Life
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Harp, Tenor, Voice
Author
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2016
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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FOR IT WILL NEVER RETURN(C835-056)
To the Accompaniment of Everyday Life
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Harp, Tenor, Voice
Author
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2016
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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FRANKLY(C835-016)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, PERCUSSION
Instruments
Percussion
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2006
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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HARPA (C835-034)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Harp
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2009
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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HEYR MIG MÍN SÁL(C835-003)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSAATTBB
Author
á Söndum, Ólafur Jónsson
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2003
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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