Catalogue of Works

Last updated: July 10, 2016

The music listed below is published by IMIC, Chester Music, and Ricordi.

2015

126) Five Songs for Soprano and Orchestra op. 52. Texts by S.T. Coleridge, William Blake, Christina Rosetti
2014-15
Commissioned by Scottish Chamber orchestra and Iceland Symphony Orchestra as a part of the composer in residence scheme.

World premier: City Hall Glasgow 26th of February 2016.

Helena Juntunen soprano, Scottish Chamber orchestra Conductor John Storgards.
125) Ricercare op.51 for violin,clarinet, horn and piano
2014-15
Commissioned by Daniel's Beard Ensemble in memory of Sam Hutchings.

World Premier: 15th of June 2015 Cottier Theatre Glasgow.

Daniel's Beard Ensemble.

2014

124) “Narratives from the Deep North” op 41 for orchestra (III version)
2014
First performance: 14th of April 2017.

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Conductor John Storgards
123) Four Christmas Carols
2014
For mixed choir a cappella
Texts from the Sloane Manuscript

2013

122) Double Image op.49 for string orchestra (An adaptation of string quartet no. 2)
2013
Dedicated to Terje Tönnesen and Camerata Nordica.
First performance: 1st of Febrúary 2015. Myrkir Músikdagar Music Festival in Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík.
Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Bernard Wilkinson
121) Tristia II op.48 for flute,guitar,cello and harpsichord
2013
McEwan memorial concert commission.
World premier: 7th November 2013 The Glasgow University Ensemble Glasgow University Concert Hall
120) Two Icelandic Folksongs. Arrangement for a mixed choir
2013
Bí, bí og blaka
Móðir mín í kví,kví
First performance: Melodia choir 29 October 2015. Laugarneskirkja Reykjavík Conductor Magnús Kjartansson
119) Four Christmas Carols for mixed choir
2013
Texts from the 14th century Sloane Manuscript at the British museum and Christina Rosetti.

Tryste Noel (Sl.M. )
So Blyssed be the Tyme (Sl. M.)
I sing of a Maiden (Sl.M.)
Before the Paling of the Star (Chr. Rosetti )

First performance: Schola Cantorum, December 2014 in Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavík. Conductor Hörður Áskelsson
118) Double Image op.49
IMIC
2013
Adaptation of a String Quartet op.11a
for a String orchestra
IMIC
117) Tristía II op.48
IMIC
2013
For guitar flute viola cello and harpsichord.
Commissioned by the Court of the University of Glasgow
under the terms of McEwen Bequest.
World premier: Glasgow University 7 November 2013
IMIC

2012

116) Four Christmas Carols for mixed choir
2012
Four Christmas Carols for mixed choir.
Texts from the 14th century Sloane Manuscript at the British Museum and Christina Rosetti.

Christ was born on Christmas Day ( Sloane Manuscript) Joseph and the Angel ( Sl.M. )
Earth grown old ( Christina Rosetti )
The Kings Birthday ( Sl. M.)

First performance: Schola cantorum, December 2013 in Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavík Conductor Hörður Áskelsson.
115) Two Icelandic Folk Songs
IMIC
2012
Bí,Bí og Blaka
Móðir Mín í Kví Kví.
Arranged for a mixed choir a cappella.
IMIC
114) Sónhenda LXXVII
IMIC
2012
Arrangement for organ solo
IMIC
113) Sónhenda LXXVI
IMIC
2012
For mixed choir a capella
Text by Michelangelo Buonaroti (1475 - 1564)
First performance 2012
Schola Cantorum H.Áskelsson Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavík
IMIC
112) Four Christmas Carols
2012
Four Christmas carols based on texts from the Sloane manuscript 1396 for mixed choir acapella.
111) Brúður Hafsins (The Bride of the Sea)
IMIC
2012
(revised version)
Clarinet solo/strings/ celesta /percussion (including Carrabian
steel drums) 2 players
Premier: Broadcast 1 January 2013 Special recording made by RUV
Iceland State Broadcasting Service in August 2012
Einar Jóhannnessson clarinet Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Daníel Bjarnason conductor
110) Concerto for violin and orchestra op.46 (revised version)
IMIC
2012
Premier: 14 March 2013 Harpa Concert Hall Reykjavík
Jennifer Pike violin Iceland Symphony orchestra
Baldur Brönneman conductor

2011

109) Concerto for violin and orchestra op.46
IMIC
2011
Commissioned by Iceland Symphony Orchestra
World Premier: St Andrew´s Younger Hall Scotland
7th Dec. 2011
Jennifer Pike violin Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Enrique Mazzola conductor

2010

108) Narratives from the Deep North op.41 (30 min)
IMIC
2010
Symphony orchestra
Revised version
Premier of revised version
1 May 2010 Whitla Hall Belfast Northern Ireland
Sonorities Festival
Ulster Orchestra
Daníel Bjarnason conductor
107) Svíta op.44 (12 min.)
IMIC
2010
Trumpet solo 2 cl.( double on 2 bcl.) Strings
Commissioned by Sinfóníuhljómsveit Unga Fólksins
( Iceland Youth orchestra)
Dedicated to Jóhann Már Nardeau and Gunnsateinn Ólafsson
Premiere: 11th July 2010
Þjóðlagahátíðin á Siglufirði
Jóhann Már Nardeau trompet
Sinfóníuhljómsveit Unga Fólksins
Gunnsteinn Ólafsson conductor
106) Hymnos op.45 (9 min.)
IMIC
2010
Symphony orchestra: 2fl.2ob(ca.)2cl .2bsn./
4.2.3./timp./pno./strings min.6.6.4.4.2
Commissioned by Sinfóníuhljómsveit Norðurlands
Dedicated to S.N. and Guðmundur Óli Gunnarsson
Premiere:29th August 2010 at the inauguration of
Hof Akureyri Iceland
Sinfóníuhljómsveit Norðurlands
Guðmundur Óli Gunnarsson conductor
105) Sonnambulo op.42
IMIC
2010
Double bass Chamber Orchestra
Revised version
Premier of revised version:
28th October Örebrö Sweden:
Peter Nitche double bass
Swedish Chamber orchestra
Katarína Andreasson conductor

2009

104) Norðurdjúp op.43 (25 min.)
IMIC
2009
For large symphony orchestra:
4.4(ca.)4(bcl.)4(dbsn.)/4.4.4.1/
timp./perc.(2players)/hp./ large string section
Commissioned by Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Premiere: 18 March 2010 Háskólabíó Reykjavík
Iceland Symphony orchestra
Rumon Gamba conductor

2008

103) Endurkoma op.38 (12min.)
IMIC
2008
Mixed choir A Capella
Text by Hannes Pétursson
102) Memorabilia op.40 (14 min.)
IMIC
2008
Piano trio
Dedicated to Tríó Reykjavíkur
Premier: 20 April 2008
Hafnarborg Hafnarfirði Iceland
Tríó Reykjavíkur
101) Narratives from the Deep North op.41 (25 min.)
IMIC
2008
orchestra:2fl.(pic.)2 ob.(ca) 2cl.(bcl.)2bsn.(cbsn.)
4.2.2.1./pno(cel)timp./perc.2 players/strings
Co-commissioned by Tampere Philharmonic Finland
and Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
Premiered: 13 February 2008 Tampere Finland
Tampere Philharmonic
John Störgards conductor
100) Sonnambulo op.42 (20 min.)
IMIC
2008
Double Bass Chamber orchestra
1(pic.)1ob.(ca.)1cl.(bcl.)1bsn.(cbsn.)/
1.1.1/timp./1 perc./pno.(cel.)1 player/
strings:5.4.3.2.1
Dedicated to Nicholas Bayley
Co-commissioned by Scottish Chamber Orchestra
and Swedish Chamber orchestra
Premiere: 8 May 2009 City Halls Glasgow
Nicholas Bayley double bass Scottish Chamber orchestra
Baldur Brönnemann conductor

2007

99) La Serenissima op.36
IMIC
2007
This version has been revised and renamed “Brúður Hafsins”
(The Bride of the Sea)
Clarinet 1perc./ pno.(cel)/strings 6.6.4.4.2.
Dedicated to Einar Jóhannesson
Premiere: 15 May 2007 Aulan Oslo University
Einar Jóhannesson clarinet Norwegian Chamber orchestras
Terje Tönnesen conductor
98) Bagatelles op. 39 (10 min.)
IMIC
2007
Piano
Revised version of original from 1963-64
Premiere: 12 March 2008
Salurinn Kópavogi Iceland
Simon Smith piano
97) Fley op.37 (12 min)
IMIC
2007
Piano
Revised version of original from 1968
Premiere: 12 March 2008
Salurinn Kópavogi Iceland
Simon Smith piano

2006

96) Botticelli Fragments op.34 (16 min.)
2006
viola cello
Dedicated to Duo Ríma
Premiere: 25 November 2007
Uppsala Sweden
Erica Södersten viola
Gunnhildur Halla Guðmundsdóttir cello
95) Too Loud a Solitude op.35 (withdrawn)
IMIC
2006
cello piano
Dedicated to Sigurður Halldórsson
Premier 8 February 2008
Nordic House Reykjavík
Sigurður Halldórsson cello
Daníel Þorsteinsson piano

2005

94) Duets for two violins (work in progress)
2005
In manuscript
93) Klee Sketches op. 32 (work in progress)
IMIC
2005
violin
Dedicated to Peter Sheppard Skervæd
Premiere: May 2005 Fynen Conservatory Denmark
Peter Sheppard Skervæd violin
92) Notes from a Diary op.33 (38 min.)
2005
viola piano
Dedicated to Thórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir
Premiere: 3 June 2005,Ýmir Concert Hall
International Viola Congress Reykjavík Iceland
Thórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir viola
Kristinn Örn Kristinsson piano

2004

91) Revisions on Die Walt der Zwischenfalle op.29
Chester Music
2004
Premiere of revised version:
31 March 2005 Museumsquartier Wien
Singers from Theatre Lubeck Orchestra “Die Reiche” Wien
Frank Maximilian Hube conductor
90) Ten pieces for solo piano (10 min.)
IMIC
2004
Dedicated to students of Tónlistarskólinn,
Akureyri,Iceland.
Premiere: 12 March 2005
Tónlistarskólinn, Akureyri;
performed by students

2003

89) Die Walt der Zwischenfalle op.29 (1h 30´)
Chester Music
2003
(Formerly titled The Red-haired Man)
Text: Daniil Kharms (translated by Peter Urban
and Ilse Tschoertner language: German
main soloists:tenor-narrator
Other soloists: soprano,mezzo-soprano,tenor
2 baritones,2 basses
1(pic).1(ca). 1(bcl).1(cbsn).1.1.1.1./2perc./kbd(hmn)
str.(6.6.4.4.2)
Premiere:February 11 2004 Theatre Lubeck Lubeck Germany
Michael Scheidl director Nora Scheidl designer
Chantal Mathias soprano Veronika Waldnermezzo-soprano
Clemens C. Löschmann tenor MarcHammann tenor
Tom Sol baritone Marc Stella baritone Christian Tschelebiew
bass Andreas Kruppa bass.
Philharmonische Orchester der Hansestadt Lubeck
Frank Maximilian Hube conductor
88) Cello concerto op.30 (25 min.)
Chester Music
2003
solo:cello
2(pic) 2(ca) 2(bcl) 2/2211/timp/1-2 perc
hp/str (6.6.4.4.2)
Premiere: October3 2003,Ultima Festival,
Oslo,Norway;Truls Mörk cello
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra;
Christian Eggen, Conductor

2002

87) 1) Further work on The Red-haired Man
IMIC
2002
2) Revisions on “You Will Hear Thunder” op. 6
3) Revisions and new pieces added to
Homage to Mondrian op.20
4) Revisions on Passía op.28
a role for a tenor added
Premiere of revised version:29 March 2002
Hallgrískirkja Reykjavík
Mary Nessinger mezzo-soprano Garðar Thor Cortez tenor
Módettukór Hallgrímskirkju organ I Douglas Brotchie
organ II Kári Þormar Chamber orchestra
Hörður Áskelsson conductor

2001

86) 1) First draft for the opera The Red-haired Man
2001
Commissioned by the English National Opera Studio London
Text by Daniil Kharms. English translation George Gibian
2) Revisons on Homage to Mondrian op.20..............2001
piano
3) Revisons on Umbreyting Krists á Fjallinu op.21....2001
organ
Premiere of revised version Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavík
IMIC
4) An Evening Class with Socrates....................2001
double bass piano
Premiere: 5 October 2001 Wells Cathedral School
Malcholm Hays db.
Manuscript

2000

85) Passía op. 28 (60 min.)
IMIC
2000
mezzo-soprano mixed choir two organs chamber orchestra
Texts by Matthías Jóhannesson Hannes Pétursson
Steinn Steinarr Baldur Óskarsson Hallgrímur Pétursson
Bjarni Jónsson
Commissioned by the Arts Association of Hallgrímskirkja
in Reykjavík.
Premiere: 18 th february 2001 Hallgrískirkja
Mary Nessinger mezzo soprano Módettukór Hallgrískirkju
organ I Douglas Brotchie organ II Kári Þormar
Chamber Orchestra
Hörður Áskelsson conductor
84) Þrenning
IMIC
2000
mixed choir organ
In Memoriam Jakob Tryggvason
Premiere: 6 November Akureyrarkirkja
Kirkjukór Akureyrarkirkju Björn Steinar Sólbergsson

1999

83) Mini-Stories op.25 1997 revised
1999
Premiere: 20th of November 2004
Sachsische Staatsoper Dresden Kleine Szene
Performed by students from der Höchschule fur Musik
“Carl Maria von Weber”
Felix Diergarten conductor
Chester Music
Seven Epigrams op. 23 revised
82) Ombra op. 27 (20 min.)
Chester Music
1999
viola string orchestra: 6.6.4.4.2
Dedicated to Lars Anders Tomter
Commissioned by the Scottish Chamber orchestra
and the Icelandic Broadcasting Corporation (RUV)
Premiere:28th October 1999 Younger Hall St.Andrews
Scotland
Lars Anders Tomter viola Scottish Chamber orchestra
Mikko Franck conductor

1998

81) “Ears stretch a sensitive sail” (withdrawn)
1998
80) Ears streach a sensitive sail,op.26 (withdrawn)
1998
String Quartet, percussion
Commissioned by the Northlands Festival
Premiere:12 September 1998,Thurso High School;
Dame Evelyn Glennie percussion,Yggdrasil Quartet
Manuscript
79) Predikun á Vatni
IMIC
1998
cello and string quintet
Premiere: 11 July 1998 Skálholt Iceland
the composer cello Khali String Quartet
Dean Ferrel double bass

1997

78) Mini Stories, op. 25 (50 min)
Chester Music
1997
text: Daniil Kharms (translated by George Gibian)
Commissioned by the Northlands Festival
Language:English and German
Narrator,soprano cl,tpt,perc,pf(harm)vn.db.
Premiere: 8 September 1997
Northlands Festival Mill Theatre Thurso
Victor Sobchak narrator Lys Ensemble

1996

77) Seven Epigrams op. 23 (18 min.)
Chester Music
1996
violin cello
Commissioned by Rikskonsertene in Norway
Premiere: April 1996 Gjövik Norway
Terje Tönnesen violin Aage Kvalbein cello
76) Lofið Guð í hans Helgidóm (18 min.)
IMIC
1996
Mixed Choir organ perc.
Premiere: June 1996 Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavík
Módettukór Hallgrímskirkju
Hörður Áskelsson conductor
75) Symphony no 1, op.24 "Crucifixion" (25 min.)
Chester Music
1996
orchestra: 3(pic)3(ca)3(bcl) 3(cbn)3.4.3(btn)
timp.2 perc.pn.str
Commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Millennium Commission
Premiere: 24th October 1997
Háskólabíó Reykjavík
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Petri Sakari conductor

1995

74) Herma op.17 (28 min.)
Chester Music
1995
cello string orchestra
Commissioned by the Scottish Chamber orchestra
Premiere: 15th March 1995
City Hall Glasgow
William Conway cello Scottish Chamber Orchestra
conductor Ivor Bolton
73) Hljómsveitarmyndir op.19 (25 min.)
IMIC
1995
orchestra: 3.3.3.3/3.4.3.0/perc.timp/pf.cel/srings
Dedicated to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Premiere: 5th March 1998 Háskólabíó Reykjavík
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Jurjen Hempel conductor
72) Homage to Mondrian, op.20
IMIC
1995
piano solo (work in progress)
Dedicated to Ananda Sukarlan
Premiere: 1995 Spain
Ananda Sukarlan
71) Ten Pieces for piano (10 min.)
1995
piano
For piano pupils at the Music School Akureyri Iceland
70) Ummyndun Krists á Fjallinu op.21
IMIC
1995
organ
Dedicated to Björn Steinar Sólbergsson
Premiere: 1995 Akureyrarkirkja Iceland
Björn Steinar Sólbergsson organ
69) Still-Life op.22 (20min.)
Chester Music
1995
Orchestra 2(pic) 2.2.2 /2.2.0.0/timp(perc)pf/str.6.6.4.4.2
Joint commission Glasgow City Council
Scottish Chamber orchestra
Premiere:25 April 1996
City Hall Glasgow
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor

1994

68) Two old Icelandic Hymns
IMIC
1994
choir organ
Premiere: 15 March Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavík
Hljómeyki Módettukórinn H.Áskelsson organ
conducted by the composer
67) Legg þú á Djúpið, op. 18
IMIC
1994
organ
Four meditations on a Biblical text
Premiere: July 1994 Hallgrískirkja Reykjavík
Hörður Áskelsson organ

1993

66) 20 pieces from Microcosmos by Béla Bartok
1993
arranged for string orchestra
Commissioned by The New Thirteen
Premiere: 1993 Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh
The New Thirteen c
Conducted by the composer
In manuscript
65) Syrpa (10 min.)
Chester Music
1993
soprano clarinet piano
Poems by Magnús Ásgeirsson and anonymous Icelandic poets
Commissioned by Tapestry
Premiere: 8 March 1993
Queen´s Hall Edinburgh
Tapestry
64) Níunda Stund, op.14 (12 min.)
IMIC
1993
Mixed choir A Capella
Poem by Baldur Óskarsson
Premiere:!993 July Skálholt Iceland
Hljómeyki
Conducted by the composer
63) Myrtuskógur, op.14a (10 min.)
IMIC
1993
mixed choir a capella
Poem by Ausonius
In Memoriam Þórdís Hallgrímsdóttir
Premiere: 1993 July Skálholt Iceland
Hljómeyki
62) Predikun á Vatni
IMIC
1993
cello organ
Meditation on a Biblical text
Premiere: July 1993 Skálholt Iceland
the composer cello Björn Steinar Sólbergsson organ
61) Ríma, op.15 (20 min.)
Chester Music
1993
soprano string orchestra
Sonnet by Michelangelo
Commissioned by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
with funds from the Olympics Committee
for the Lillehammer Arts festival 1994
Premiere: 15th March 1994
Ragnhild Heiland Sörensen soprano
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Terje Tönnesen conductor
60) Metamorphoses, op.16 (10 min.)
Chester Music
1993
piano trio
In Memoriam John Tunnell
Commissioned by the Young Musician Trust
Premiere: 15 March 1994, Queen´s Hall Edinburgh;
Laredo Robinson Kalichstein trio

1992

59) Sketches in Time (6 min)
Chester Music
1992
piano
For young students. Illustrated by the composer
58) Intarsia (30 min.)
Chester Music
1992
Wind Quintet (pieces for wind quintet from 1991 revised)
Premiere: 7 December 1992
Queen´s Hall Edinburgh
Hebrides Ensemble

1991

57) Two satirical songs For soprano and piano (lost)
1991
Poems by Philip Larkin (Dedicated to RSPCA)
56) The Flight of Icarus, op.12 (7min)
Chester Music
1991
flute solo
Dedicated to Kolbeinn Bjarnason
Premiere: 29th September 1991
Listasafn Íslands Reykjavík
Kolbeinn Bjarnason flute
55) Nordic Impressions (10 min.)
Ricordi
1991
violin piano
For young students. Illustrated by the composer
54) Pieces for Wind Quintet (16 min.) (withdrawn)
1991
Commissioned by New Music Group of Scotland
Premiere: 23 April 1991
Reid Hall Edinburgh University
New Music Group of Scotland
53) Offerto op.13 (16 min.)
Chester Music
1991
violin
In Memoriam Karl Kvaran
Dedicated to Guðný Guðmundsdóttir
Premiere: 29th September 1991
Listasafn Íslands Reykjavík
Guðný Guðmundsdóttir violin
52) Solitaire, op.1 (15 min.)
Chester Music
1991
cello (definitive version)
Dedicated to Gunnar Kvaran
Premiere: 29th September 1991
Listasafn Íslands Reykjavík
Gunnar Kvaran cello
51) Two Satirical Songs
1991
mezzo soprano piano
Commissioned by E.C.A.T.
Poems by Ogden Nash
Dedicate to R.S.P.C.A.
(Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Premiere: 1991 Queen´s Hall Edinburgh
Members of E.C.A.T.
Manuscript

1990

50) Four Movements for String Quartet op.11a (20) min
Chester Music
1990
In Memoriam Bryn Turley
Commissioned by Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust
Premiere: 3 December 1990
Queen´s Hall,Edinburgh
Mistry String Quartet

1989

49) String Quartet no.I op.11 (30 min)
Chester Music
1989
Commissioned by the Carl Nielsen Quartet
Premiere: 14th February 1989
Carl Nielsen Quartet
Danish Radio Concert Hall Copenhagen

1988

48) Four Icelandic Folk Songs (9 min.)
IMIC
1988
mixed choir A Capella
Dedicated to Hamrahlíðarkórinn and
Thorgerður Ingólfsdóttir
Premiere:July 1988 Skálholt Iceland
47) Scenes of Poland (short pieces (16 min)
Ricordi
1988
piano
For young students Illustrations by the composer

1987

46) Words in Winter op.10 (18 min)
Chester Music
1987
soprano orchestra (2.2.2.2./2.2.1.0/timp.perc./strings)
Poem by the composer
Premiere:29th October 1987 Reykjavík
Jane Manning soprano Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by the composer

1986

45) Your Image op. 9 (10min.)
IMIC
1986
for mixed choir A Capella (original title Triptych)
Poems by Salvatore Quasimodo
In memoriam Mary Miller and Einar Vigfússon
Premiere: July 1989 Hljómeyki,Skálholt,Iceland
Conducted by the composer
44) Daydreams in Numbers (work in progress)
1986
string orchestra
Three volumes of short pieces for string orchestras of various
standards.
Suitable for amateur, school and professional orchestras.

Volume I

1) Sacred Window
2) The pattern repeats itself
3) Hungarian March
4) Painting Venice at dawn
5) Pas de deux
6) Expanding horizon (Homage to Bela Bartok)
7) Marching
Volume II
1) Unisono
2) Humoresque solo for the leader of the 2nd violins
3) Unisono Furioso
4) Homecoming solo for the leader of the violas (Homage to Jon Leifs)
5) Hymn at the rock
6) Speak gentle giant solo for the leader of the double basses

Volume III
1) A beam of light
2) Lullaby at glacier solo for the leader of the 1st violins
3) Seascape
4) A winged horse rising from the sea solo for the leader of the
cellos
5) Resonance/Antiphon (Homage to Jón Nordal)
Commissioned by the Helsinki Junior Strings Finland
Premiere:1st August 1987

1985

43) Mystery-Play (withdrawn)
1985
14 solo strings (Incomplete)
Commissioned by the Polish Chamber Orchestra
42) Seven Icelandic Folk Songs (10 min.)
Ricordi
1985
cello piano
Seven easy arrangements for young cellists
Illustrated by the composer
41) Four Icelandic Folk Songs (12 min)
IMIC
1985
Piano
Premiere:Wigmore Hall London
Philip Jenkins piano

1984

40) Poemi op.7 (20 min)
Chester Music
1984
violin string orchestra (6-6-4-4-2)
Commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Premiere:31 January 1984 Bústaðakirkja Reykjavík
Jamie Laredo violin Iceland Symphony Orchestra
conducted by the composer
Awarded second prize in the International Wieniawski
competition Poznan Poland 1985
Awarded The Nordic Council Prize 1986
39) Jacobs Ladder op.8 (10min.)
Chester Music
1984
guitar
Premiere: 13 June 1984
Reykjavík Arts Festival Iceland
Pétur Jónasson guitar
38) Tristia op.8a (17min.)
Chester Music
1984
guitar and cello
Premiere: 13 June 1984
Reykjavík Arts Festival
Pétur Jónasson guitar the composer cello

1982

37) You will hear thunder for soprano and cello
IMIC
1982
Poems by Anna Akhmatova
Premiere: 1982 Gamla Bíó Reykjavík
Jane Manning soprano the composer cello
36) Strönd (3min)
Chester Music
1982
Revised version 1988
harpsichord
Dedicated to Helga Ingólfsdóttir
Premiere: 16th of July 1988
Skálholt Iceland
Helga Ingólfsdóttir harpsichord

1979

35) Solitaire Op.1 (14min.)
Chester Music
1979
cello (definitive version)
Premiere: Listasafn Íslands Reykjavík
Gunnar Kvaran cello

1978

34) Pólar for flute cello piano and percussion (withdrawn)
1978
33) Pólar (withdrawn)
1978
flute cello piano percussion
Premiere:1978
Nordic House Reykjavík
Icelandic-Canadian-Ensemble

1977

32) Origami for piano trio (withdrawn)
1977
31) Origami (withdrawn)
1977
Piano Trio
Premiere:1977 Bergen International Festival
Íslenska Kammertríóið Guðný Guðmundsdóttir violin
the composer cello Philip Jenkins piano

1976

30) Della Rocca di Bergamo Alta (withdrawn)
1976
Soprano and orchestra
29) Dalla Rocca di bergamo Alta (withdrawn)
1976
mezzo soprano, orchestra
Poem by Salvatore Quasimodo
28) Fimma op.5 (10min.)
Chester Music
1976
cello piano
Premiere: 14th October 1976
Purcell Room London
The composer cello Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson piano

1975

27) Verse I op. 4 (7 min)
Chester Music
1975
flute cello
Premiere: 4th May 1975
Purcell Room London
Robert Aitken flute the composer cello
Awarded the Viotti Prize in Italy 1976
26) Verse II op.4 (withdrawn)
1975
flute cello percussion amplified clavichord piano
Premiere: 4th May 1975
Purcell Room London
Icelandic-Canadian-Ensemble

1974

25) Divertimento for Harpsichord and string trio (withdrawn)
1974
24) Icelandic Folk Songs (withdrawn)
1974
mezzo soprano flute clarinet cello and piano
Premiere: 1974 Hasselby Slot Stockholm
Nordic Music Days
Sigríður Ella Magnúsdóttir mezzo soprano
Icelandic-Canadian-Ensemble
23) Divertimento (15 min.)
IMIC
1974
harpsichord string trio
Dedicated to my wife Ragnheiður Árnadóttir
Premiere: 1974 Hamrahlíðarskólinn Reykjavík
Helga Ingólfsdóttir harpsichord members of
Kammersveit Reykjavíkur

1973

22) Seven Icelandic Folk Songs (17 min.)
IMIC
1973
cello piano
Premiere: 1974 Austurbæjabíó
The Philharmonic Society in Reykjavík
The composer cello Robert Bottone piano
21) Songs for Children (10 min)
IMIC
1973
soprano piano
Poems by English children
Premiere: 1976 Purcell Room London
Ruth Magnússon soprano Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson piano

1972

20) Hoa­-Haka-­Nan-­Ia for clarinet and orchestra (withdrawn)
1972
19) Með gleðiraust og helgum hljóm (withdrawn)
1972
cello piano
Premiere: 1973
Kammermúsikklúbburinn Reykjavík
The composer cello Halldór Haraldsson piano
Manuscript
18) Duo (withdrawn)
1972
viola cello
Premiere: 1972 Listahátíð Reykjavík
Ingvar Jónasson viola the composer cello
Manuscript
17) Hoa-Haka-Nana-Ia (withdrawn)
1972
clarinet percussion timpani and strings
Premiere: 1976 Háskólabíó
Gunnar Egilson clarinet Iceland Symphony Orchestra
conductor P.Pampichler Pálsson

1971

16) Five pieces for solo piano op.2 (7 min.)
IMIC
1971
Premiere: 1971
Nordic House Reykjavík
Halldór Haraldsson piano
15) Elegy op.3 (12 min.)
IMIC
1971
mezzo soprano flute two cellos piano celesta
Poem by Salvatore Quasimodo.
Premiere:1971 Danish Radio Concert Hall
Nordic Music Days Copenhagen
Edith Guillaume mezzo soprano
members of the Danish Radio Orchestra

1969

14) Solitaire op.1 (14 min.) (withdrawn)
1969
cello
Premiere: 1970
Nordic House Reykjavík
The composer

1967

13) Songs to Icelandic texts (withdrawn)
1967
soprano and piano

1966

12) Fantasía for cello and orchestra (withdrawn)
1966
11) Fantasia (withdrawn)
1966
cello and orchestra
10) Sonatina (withdrawn)
1966
piano In manuscript (incomplete)

1964

9) Movement (Venetzia) (withdrawn)
1964
string quartet (only sketches remaining)
8) Bagatelles (withdrawn)
1964
piano

1960

7) Short pieces (lost)
1960
cello solo

1959

6) Three Songs (lost)
1959
soprano and piano

1958

5) Five short pieces for cello solo (lost)
1958
4) Adagio for solo flute (lost)
1958
3) Short pieces for Harmonium (lost)
1958
2) Adagio (lost)
1958
flute

1952

1) Three short pieces for Harmonium (lost)
1952

About Hafliði Hallgrímsson

An important figure in the field of Icelandic contemporary music with a growing international reputation, is Hafliði Hallgrimsson. Born in 1941 in the small town of Akureyri on the north coast of Iceland. He began to play the cello at the age of eleven and from 1958-1962 studied the cello at the Music School in Reykjavík. The following year he attended classes given by the legendary cellist Enrico Mainardi in Rome. Having been a member of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra from 1963-1964, he continued his studies in London at the Royal Academy of Music. He was awarded the coveted Madam Suggia Prize and a Recital Medal when leaving the Academy in 1966. Following his studies at the Academy, he studied composition privately with Elizabeth Luthyens, Dr. Alan Bush and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

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