Icelandic Art Songs – First Collection (High/Low Voice)
A collection of 12 songs that have a special place in the hearts of Icelanders, written by well known Icelandic composers. The lyrics are in both Icelandic and musical English translation throughout. Included, as a guide to pronunciation, is an additional transcription of the Icelandic texts in the International Phonetic Alphabet. All of the songs are part of the standard repertoire for Icelandic singers and 11 of them were included on the ABRSM Singing Syllabus for Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, following this book‘s publication in 2008.
Editor: Ólafur Vignir Albertsson
Compilation and presentation: Jón Kristinn Cortez
Ísalög – 2008/2017 – ISMN 9790531000112 (H), ISMN 9790531000129 (L) – A4+ (9″x12″) – 48 pgs.
The Elven Church / Kirkjuhvoll (Árni Thorsteinson) – I climbed up the Mountain High / Kom ég upp í Kvíslarskarð (Sigurður Þórðarson) – Bird on the Breakwater / Fuglinn í fjörunni (Jón Þórarinsson) – Mother is sleeping / Mamma ætlar að sofna (Sigvaldi Kaldalóns) – Our Final Day / Vor hinsti dagur er hniginn (Jón Ásgeirsson) – Landscape of my Heart / Draumalandið (Sigfús Einarsson) – Farewell / Í dag skein sól (Páll Ísólfsson) – Sunset / Nótt (Árni Thorsteinson) – Luallaby / Vögguvísa (Páll Ísólfsson) – By Placid Stream / Hjá lygnri móðu (Jón Ásgeirsson) – Long and low / Sofnar lóa (Sigfús Einarsson) – Our Lives / Vort líf (Jórunn Viðar)