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

DUO(C022-188)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Oboe
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
ISMN
979-0-53102-982-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,20 ISK
596,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DUO FOR FLUTE AND CLARINET(C022-350)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Wind music
Instruments
Clarinet, Flute
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2007
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
519,75 ISK
742,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DUTTLUNGIAR(C022-032)
Caprice
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1968
ISMN
979-0-53102-811-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2931,60 ISK
4188,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DÖGGLING OG DROTTNINGEN(C022-313)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Piano, Soprano, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2000
Product type
PDF
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DÖGLING OG DROTTNINGEN(C022-255)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1997
Product type
PDF
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DÖGUN Í SKÓGI(C022-366)
from LÖG HANDA LITLU FÓLKI - 022-917
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music
Instruments
Piano, Soprano, Voice
Author
Valdimarsson, Þorsteinn
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1971
Product type
PDF
Not Set

ÉG ER SVONA STÓR(C022-164)
Product categories
Chamber works, Vocal music, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Clarinet, Piano, Voice
Author
úr Vör, Jón Jónsson
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1993
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1221,50 ISK
1745,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ÉG VIL...(C022-150)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSA
Author
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1972
ISMN
979-0-53102-909-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ÉG VIL...(C022-150)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSA
Author
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1972
ISMN
979-0-53102-909-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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EINN DAGUR ENN(C022-344)
Product categories
Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, TTBB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2003
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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EINN DAGUR ENN(C022-345)
Product categories
Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2006
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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EINN GUÐ Í HÆÐINNI(C022-220)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Vocal music, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Alto, Soprano, SA
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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EINN GUÐ Í HÆÐINNI(C022-287)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sacred music, Vocal music, Trio, Folk music Arr., Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Flute, Soprano, Cello, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1999
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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EINN GUÐ Í HÆÐINNI(C022-308)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Piano, Soprano, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Product type
PDF
Not Set

EINN GUÐ Í HÆÐINNI...(C022-253)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sacred music, Trio, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1997
Product type
PDF
Not Set

EK WIWAR(C022-137)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1988
ISMN
979-0-53102-897-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
825,30 ISK
1179,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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EN - - -(C022-258)
Product categories
Orchestra, Sacred music, Choral music, Choir & orchestra
Instruments
SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Translator
Einarsson, Sigurbjörn
Year composed
1997
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2841,30 ISK
4059,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ENGLAR HÆSTIR, ANDAR STÆRSTIR(C022-229)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Hymn, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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EURIDICE(C022-073)
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Instruments
Flute
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1979
Publisher
Norsk Musikforlag
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

FAÐIR VOR ÞÍN EILÍF ELSKA VAKIR(C022-228)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Hymn, A cappella choir
Instruments
Voice, SATB
Author
Einarsson, Sigurbjörn
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1991
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FALDAR(C022-336)
Product categories
Chamber ensemble
Instruments
Bassoon, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2002
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FARASNIÐ(C022-076)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Sveinbjarnarson, Þorgeir
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1980
ISMN
979-0-53102-844-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,30 ISK
889,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FÁTÆK KONA(C022-232)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music
Instruments
Piano, Soprano, Voice
Author
úr Vör, Jón Jónsson
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1978
Product type
PDF
Not Set

FIÐLUFRÆNKUR(C022-353)
Icelandic folksongs arr. f. 2 violins
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, String music, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Violin
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2002
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FILIGREE(C022-171)
Product categories
String music, Chamber ensemble, Chamber concerto
Instruments
Double Bass, Flute, Harp, Piano, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1993
ISMN
979-0-53102-971-7
Product type
PDF
3900,75 ISK
5572,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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