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

GLEÐIMÚSÍK(C022-035)
Happy Music
Product categories
Chamber works, Brass music, Octet
Instruments
French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1971
ISMN
979-0-53102-814-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1715,70 ISK
2451,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GLETSCHERLIED(C022-267)
Glacier Nocturne
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1998
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1812,30 ISK
2589,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GLORIA(C022-152)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSAATTBB
Author
Religious text
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1973
ISMN
979-0-53102-910-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
520,10 ISK
743,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GOOD NIGHT(C022-269)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music
Instruments
Mezzo Soprano, Piano, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1998
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1422,75 ISK
2032,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GRETTIR(C022-339)
Opera
Product categories
Chamber opera
Instruments
Clarinet, Electric Bass, Synthesizer, Trombone, Violin, Cello, Voice
Author
Guðmundsson, Böðvar
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2003
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GRÝLA KALLAR Á BÖRNIN SÍN...(C022-254)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1997
Product type
PDF
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GRÝLA KALLAR Á BÖRNIN SÍN(C022-312)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Piano, Soprano, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Product type
PDF
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G-SVÍTA(C022-004)
G-SUITE
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Strokhljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Violin
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1976
ISMN
979-0-53102-790-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1512,70 ISK
2161,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GUÐ GAF MÉR EYRA(C022-288)
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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GUÐ ÞANN ENGIL SINN, GABRÍEL(C022-263)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sacred music, Vocal music, Based on cultural heritage, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Baritone, Double Bass, Viola, Violin, Cello, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1966
Product type
PDF
Not Set

GUÐS, ALMÁTTUGS DÓTTIR DÝRA(C022-265)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sacred music, Vocal music, Based on cultural heritage, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Baritone, Double Bass, Viola, Violin, Cello, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1966
Product type
PDF
Not Set

GUNNAR EGILSON, KVEÐJA(C022-363)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Wind music
Instruments
Clarinet
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GÖFUG JÓMFRÚ GRÁTTU EI(C022-219)
Product categories
Choral music, Folk music Arr., Based on cultural heritage, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSA
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GÖMUL UPPELDISAÐFERÐ (C022-215)
Það á að strýkja strákaling
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Folk verse
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1971
ISMN
979-0-53102-999-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
210,00 ISK
300,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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GÖVERTIMENTO(C022-157)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sextet
Instruments
Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Piano
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1991
ISMN
979-0-53102-575-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1985,90 ISK
2837,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HAEC EST SANCTA SOLEMNITAS(C022-329)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSAA
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2001
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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HAFIÐ OG FJALLIÐ(C022-231)
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

HAFIÐ RAUÐA (C022-046)
úr leikritinu Jón Arason
Product categories
Choral music, Theatre music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Jochumsson, Matthías
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1995
ISMN
979-0-53102-825-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
314,30 ISK
449,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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HAFLÖG(C022-026)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1973
Product type
PDF
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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HAGAMÚS(C022-370)
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

HALLGRÍMSMINNING(C022-093)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sacred music, Choral music, Wind band, Vocal music, Wind music, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Voice, SATB
Author
Pétursson, Hallgrímur
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1974
ISMN
979-0-53102-854-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4134,20 ISK
5906,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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HAMINGJA JARÐAR(C022-239)
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

HANN BÝR Í HJARTANU(C022-261)
Product categories
Choral music
Instruments
SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1997
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HANN BÝR Í HJARTANU(C022-262)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSA
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1997
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HANS VARIATIONS(C022-079)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1979
ISMN
979-0-53102-846-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1608,60 ISK
2298,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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