Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson
(1938-2013)
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Thorkell Sigurbjornsson (b.1938) studied piano at the Reykjavík College of Music, then continued his education in the United States. He attended Hamline University, Minnesote, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completing a master´s degree in composition in 1961 under the tutelage of Kenneth Gaburo and Lejaren Hiller. He also attended summer courses in composition at Darmstadt, Nice and Tanglewood.
He has been an active participant in Iceland´s musical scene as pianist, teacher, critic, and radio commentator. He was chairman of the Icelandic Composers´ Association from 1983-88, and also served as chairman of the League of Icelandic Artists. He was one of the leaders of Musica Nova, a group devoted to the performance of new music in Iceland, and was an influential teacher of theory and composition at the Reykjavík College of Music and the Iceland Academy of the Arts.
Thorkell is one of Iceland´s most prolific and respected composers. He is best known for his sacred choral music, but he has also written numerous orchestral works, such as Mistur (1972), Rhyme (1975), and Triphonia (1990), the oratorio Immanuel (1999), the children´s opera Apaspil (1966), The Girl in the Lighthouse (2000), the electronic works Fípur (1971) and La Jolla Good Friday (1976), concertos for flute, violin, cello, and double bass, five string quartets, orchestral works Gaits (2001) and A Little Summer Music (2006) and the chamber opera Grettir, which received its first performance in Bayreyth in 2004. Thorkell received an honourary doctorate from HamlineUniversity in 1999. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Music Academy.



Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson was born in Reykjavík in 1938. He studied the piano at the Reykjavík College of Music. Graduate studies took him to the United States, where he studied composition, first at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Among his theachers were R.G. Harris, Kenneth Gaburo and Lejaren Hiller. Thorkell attended seminars in composition at Darmstadt in Germany and Nice, France. Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson is one of the best known and prolific of Icelandic composers today and his catalog is extensive. Besides composing, he is a theacher of therory and composition at the Reykjavík College of Music. Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson has appeared as a pianist, both in concert and in recordings. He was a music critic for the Morgunblaðið newspaper and has also been a program host the National Broadcasting Service. From 1983-88 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson was president of the Society of Icelandic Composers. On returning from abroad in 1962, Thorkell participated in Musica Nova, a society for the promotion and perfomance of new music, and played an active role in the creation of modern Icelandic music culture. Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson´s music is extremely varied. In his extensive catalog one finds orchestral works, solo concertos, a variety of chamber works, electronic and computer music, solo pieces, chamber operas, songs and choral music,-both sacred and secular. His hymns are among his best known and most beloved works. Thorkell´s contribution to Icelandic music life is vast. This is clearly confirmed in his output of brilliant music, but also in his influence in many other ways. Since Thorkell Sigurbjörnson came home from his studies abroad, he has been the theacher of the majority of Icelandic composers and professional musicians

BALLAÐA(C022-034)
Ballade von Der Judenhure Marie Sanders
Product categories
Chamber works, Quartet, Vocal music, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Flute, Guitar, Tenor, Viola, Voice
Author
Brecht, Bertolt
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1960
ISMN
979-0-53102-813-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1221,50 ISK
1745,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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BERGABESK(C022-067)
Product categories
Chamber works, Wind music, Wind quintet
Instruments
Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Oboe
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1979
ISMN
979-0-53102-839-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2534,00 ISK
3620,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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BIRD OF FATE(C022-272)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sextet
Instruments
Clarinet, Flute, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1998
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3555,30 ISK
5079,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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BLÁSTJARNAN(C022-328)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Piano, Soprano, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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BLESSI DROTTINN BERIN Á ÞVÍ LYNGI(C022-098)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSA
Author
Folk verse
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
ISMN
979-0-53102-857-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
314,30 ISK
449,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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BROT(C022-299)
Product categories
Choral music, Choir + 3 or more instruments
Instruments
Alto, Bass, Percussion, Tenor, ATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1999
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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BROT ÚR GRÝLUKVÆÐI(C022-256)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1996
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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BRÚÐKAUPSLJÓÐ(C022-187)
Kristur af konu fæddur
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSATB
Author
Einarsson, Sigurbjörn
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1994
ISMN
979-0-53102-981-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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BÚKOLLA(C022-007)
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Instruments
Clarinet
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1974
ISMN
979-0-53102-792-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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CANDAE(C022-289)
Product categories
Electronic/Acoustic, Chamber works, Quintet
Instruments
Clarinet, Flute, Tape, Trombone, Viola
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1998
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1325,10 ISK
1893,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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CHACONNETTE(C022-124)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1985
ISMN
979-0-53102-884-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
824,25 ISK
1177,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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CHESA(C022-356)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2008
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,90 ISK
597,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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CLARCITAS (C022-159)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1992
Publisher
Norsk Musikforlag
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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COLUMBINE(C022-084)
Product categories
String music, Wind music, Chamber concerto, String orchestra, Tréblásturhljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Double Bass, Flute, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1982
Publisher
Norsk Musikforlag
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

CONVENTION(C022-080)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Harpsichord
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1981
ISMN
979-0-53102-847-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2097,90 ISK
2997,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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CROSSINGS(C022-204)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
TTTTBBBB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DÁIK (Daginn áður en Ingólfur kom....)(C022-314)
Product categories
Electronic/Acoustic, Chamber works, Trio
Instruments
Clarinet, Synthesizer, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1422,75 ISK
2032,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DAVÍÐ 150(C022-156)
150 PSALM
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, SSAATTBB
Author
Religious text
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1973
ISMN
979-0-53102-574-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
520,10 ISK
743,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DAVÍÐ 92(C022-052)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Psalms - Biblical text
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1978
ISMN
979-0-53102-830-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
824,60 ISK
1178,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DER WOHLTEMPERIERTE PIANIST(C022-011)
The Well Tempered Pianist
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1971
ISMN
979-0-53102-796-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
924,70 ISK
1321,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DÍAFÓNÍA(C022-101)
Diaphony
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1984
ISMN
979-0-53102-860-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DROPASPIL(C022-361)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Wind music
Instruments
Flute
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2002
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DÚFA Á BRÚN(C022-227)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSA
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1982
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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DULCINEA(C022-250)
Product categories
Concerto, String orchestra
Instruments
Strings, Gamba
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1997
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1126,65 ISK
1609,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DUO(C022-143)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Violin, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1990
ISMN
979-0-53102-902-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1221,50 ISK
1745,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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