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.

HEYR ÞÚ OSS HIMNUM Á(C835-006)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
á Söndum, Ólafur Jónsson
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2005
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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HIDDEN (C835-032)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Percussion, Piano
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2009
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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HRAFNINN(C835-013)
Raven
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2003
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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HRIM (C835-035)
Product categories
Chamber ensemble
Instruments
Bass Clarinet, Celeste, Clarinet, Double Bass, Cor anglais, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Piano, Trombone, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2010
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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HVOLF (C835-033)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music
Instruments
Piano, Soprano, Voice
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2008
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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ILLUMINE(P835-059)
Product categories
Chamber works, String music, Octet
Instruments
Double Bass, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2016
Product type
Printed hard copy
(Sheet music)
Not Set

IMPRESSIONS(C835-058)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Harpsichord
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2016
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

IN THE LIGHT OF AIR(C835-048)
Product categories
Electronic/Acoustic, Chamber works, Quintet, Electronic/Multimedia
Instruments
Computer, Harp, Percussion, Viola, Cello, Electronics, Video, Prepared Piano
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2013
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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IN TWO DIFFERENT PLACES(C835-010)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Electronic/Multimedia
Instruments
Flute, Electronics
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2003
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

INTO (C835-043)
Second Self
Product categories
Chamber ensemble, Brass music
Instruments
French Horn, Percussion, Trombone
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2013
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

JÓLASÖNGUR 1891 (C835-024)
Christmas Song 1891
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir, Jólalag RÚV - Icelandic Radio's Christmas Carol
Instruments
SATB, SA
Author
Jochumsson, Matthías
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2007
ISMN
979-0-53101-631-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1221,50 ISK
1745,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
In stock

-MITT-(C835-001)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Piano, Cello
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2001
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

NÁTTFARI(C835-005)
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
Not Set

ONE (C835-028)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, PERCUSSION
Instruments
Percussion, Piano
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2008
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

RAIN (C835-036)
Regn
Product categories
Electronic/Acoustic, Chamber works, Vocal music, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Electric, Flute, Guitar, Soprano, Voice
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2010
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

REFLECTIONS (C835-054)
Product categories
Chamber works, String music, Trio
Instruments
Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2016
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

(C835-045)
Product categories
Chamber works, Nonet
Instruments
Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Double Bass, Percussion, Piano, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2013
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SCAPE (C835-040)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2011
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
Not Set

SEGULLJÓS (C835-053)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2015
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SEQUENCES (C835-057)
Instruments
Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Contra Bassoon
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2016
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SEX MÍNÚTUR(C835-007)
Six minutes
Product categories
Chamber works, Trio
Instruments
Flute, Harp, Percussion
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2004
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SHADES OF SILENCE (C835-042)
Hljóða hvarf
Product categories
Chamber works, Quartet, String music
Instruments
Harpsichord, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2012
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SHADOWS - Skuggar(C835-038)
Fanfare for Harpa
Product categories
Chamber works, Brass band, PERCUSSION
Instruments
French Horn, Percussion, Trombone, Bass Trombone
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2011
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SKOTTUDANS(C835-011)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Flute, Cello
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2002
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

STREAMING ARHYTHMIA (C835-018)
Product categories
Chamber ensemble
Instruments
Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Contra Bassoon, Double Bass, Percussion, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2007
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set