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

FIMM LOFSÖNGVAR(C022-901)
Five Laudi
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Harp, Organ, SSA, SATB
Author
Biblical
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1973
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2192,40 ISK
3132,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FINNSKUR POKI(C022-349)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Flute, Piano
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1985
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FIORI(C022-078)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Guitar, Harpsichord
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
ISMN
979-0-53102-845-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1512,70 ISK
2161,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FÍPUR(C022-095)
Product categories
Electronic/Acoustic
Instruments
Electric
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1971
Product type
PDF
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FIVE ICELANDIC FOLKSONGS(C022-346)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quintet, Vocal music, Folk music Arr., Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Flute, Harp, Mezzo Soprano, Violin, Cello, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2006
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1226,40 ISK
1752,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FJÖGUR JÓLALÖG(C022-131)
Four Christmas Songs
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Chamber works, Sacred music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Flute, Tenor, Voice
Arranger
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FLEIRI SKREF(C022-282)
More Steps
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Violin
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1998
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FLUG(C022-322)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music
Instruments
Baritone, Piano, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2000
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FLÚRA LÚRA LÝRA(C022-266)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1998
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FLÖKT(C022-030)
FLUCTUATIONS
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1962
ISMN
979-0-53102-809-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2262,40 ISK
3232,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FOR RENÉE(C022-016)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quartet
Instruments
Flute, Percussion, Piano, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1973
Publisher
Boosey & Hawkes
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

FORSPIL - Lofið Guð, ó, lýðir göfgið Hann(C022-111)
Chorale Prelude
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
ISMN
979-0-53102-872-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FÓTAFERÐ(C022-042)
Blessed be the feet of the peacemaker
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1970
ISMN
979-0-53102-425-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
520,10 ISK
743,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FOUR BETTER OR WORSE(C022-043)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quartet
Instruments
Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1975
ISMN
979-0-53102-822-2
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1512,70 ISK
2161,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FOUR ICELANDIC FOLK SONGS(C022-022)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Clarinet, Piano
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1972
Publisher
Norsk Musikforlag
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

FYLGJUR(C022-082)
Sequences
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Instruments
Violin
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1981
ISMN
979-0-53102-848-2
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FÖR ÞÓRS TIL ÚTGARÐALOKA(C022-200)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quintet
Instruments
Flute, Harpsichord, Reciter, Violin, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2170,70 ISK
3101,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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GAMALT LJÓÐ(C022-120)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Baritone, Piano, Voice
Author
Johannessen, Matthías
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1986
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GANGUR(C022-335)
Gaits
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2001
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GEF OSS EI GÁFUR(C022-372)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
úr Vör, Jón Jónsson
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
349,30 ISK
499,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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GERVIBLÓMIÐ(C022-064)
The artificial flower
Product categories
Children opera, Choral music, Theatre music, Vocal music, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument, Voice/s + Choir
Instruments
Celeste, Guitar, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Vibraphone, Voice, SATB
Author
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1964
ISMN
979-0-53102-836-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4213,30 ISK
6019,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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GERVIBLÓMIÐ(C022-064)
The artificial flower
Product categories
Children opera, Choral music, Theatre music, Vocal music, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument, Voice/s + Choir
Instruments
Celeste, Guitar, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Vibraphone, Voice, SATB
Author
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1964
ISMN
979-0-53102-836-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4213,30 ISK
6019,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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GÍGJULEIKUR(C022-070)
A PLAYGROUND FOR STRINGS
Product categories
Chamber works, Quintet, String quintet, String orchestra
Instruments
Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1978
ISMN
979-0-53101-844-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1512,70 ISK
2161,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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GÍGJULEIKUR (án víólu)(C022-070b)
A PLAYGROUND FOR STRINGS
Product categories
Chamber works, Quintet, String quartet, String orchestra
Instruments
Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1978
ISMN
979-0-53102-856-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1512,70 ISK
2161,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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GIMBILLINN MÆLTI(C022-310)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Piano, Soprano, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Product type
PDF
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