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Icelandic Christmas Songs and Hymns to the Virgin

Work details

Opening of the Office for St Þorlákur (c1400)
3'03"
Now comes the world's salvation (Icelandic Hymnal 1589, arr Róbert Abraham Ottósson)
3'21"
Ad cantus laetitiae (Melodia 1650)
1'20"
All Praise to You, Eternal Lord (Grallarin 1594, arr Róbert A Ottósson)
2'31"
From East to West (Icelandic Hymnal 1589, arr Fjölnir Stefánsson)
2'40"
A child is born in Bethlehem (Grallarin 1594, arr Jón Þórarinsson)
3'03"
Emmanuel to us this night (Hymnodia sacra 1742, arr Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson)
4'13"
Sing sweet glory to God (Grallarinn 1594, arr Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson)
2'52"
Atli Heimar Sveinsson: A Mary poem
3'22"
Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson: Stanzas from a Mary poem
4'25"
Hróðmar I Sigurbjörnsson: From Lilja
5'14"
Atli Heimir Sveinsson: Autumn Verses to the Virgin Mary
3'05"
Mother of God, mild and good
1'20"
Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson: Light and sounds
3'00"
What flies sweetly into my heart (Hymnodia sacra 1742, arr Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson)
2'14"
Holy Lord on Heaven High (Hymnodia sacra 1742, arr Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson)
1'55"
A festival approaches (Icelandic folksong, arr Jón Ásgeirsson)
4'40"
Jón Þórarinsson: Bright and glorious
2'30"
Jórunn Viðar: Giving the children bread
1'32"
I sang services there all Christmas (Icelandic folksong)
1'18"
Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson: Game for Grýla's children
2'45"
Grýla Verses (Icelandic folksong, arr Jón Ásgeirsson)
3'20"
With cheerful voice and holy strain (Icelandic folksong)
1'57"
Sigvaldi Kaldalóns: Cradle Poem
4'20"

 

Artist details

The Hamrahlíd Choir
Thorgerdur Ingólfsdóttir
, conductor
Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir & Ólafur E Rúnarsson, soloists

 

Recording details

Recording dates: June and October 1995, October 1996
Venue: Kristskirkja í Landakoti, Iceland
Recording Engineers: Þórir Steingrímsson, Bjarni Rúnar Bjarnason, Hjörtur Svavarsson, Sverrir Gíslason
Editing: Þórir Steingrímsson
Copyright: 1996 STEF Iceland
Pressing: 1996 Iceland Music Information Centre

ITM ITM 8-09 DDD Stereo
TT - 72'48"

 

Editorial & Design details

Liner notes: Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson
English translations: Anna Yates, Terry G Lacy
Cover and calligraphy: Soffía Árnadóttir
Cover design: Altar cloth from Reykir, Tungusveit of dark blue plain weave cloth decorated with embroidery and gilded leather and coloured appliqués, and with a picture of the Virgin Mary in the centre, probably dating from the first part of the 16th century. National Museum of Iceland. Photographer: Ívar Brynjólfsson
Credits: Kristskirkja í Landakoti, Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir, Peter Foote, Dr Einar Sigurbjörnsson, Heimar Pálsson, Jón Þórarinsson

 

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