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Epitaph: Music from Medieval Iceland / Sverrir Guðjónsson: countertenor; Ólöf Sesselja Óskarsdóttir: viola da gamba; Camilla Söderberg: recorder; Snorri Örn Snorrason: lute

Album Summary

>Guthjonsson, Sverrir : Grafskrift (Epitaph)
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Sverrir Guðjónsson started his solo career at the age of seven. As a countertenor, he studied and worked in London. In addition to early music, Guðjónsson has commissioned and premiered numerous new works. He has devoted his life the musical heritage of Iceland, and is currently working on various projects related to old Icelandic music. These traditional songs have been approached from a fresh angle, to conjure up the ancient atmosphere of the Middle Ages and a sense of Icelandic roots. The combination of voice and early instruments create an atmosphere of haunting purity, taking the listener on a journey from sunrise to sunset.

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Recording information: Skáholt Cathedral, Iceland.


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Works Details

>Guthjonsson, Sverrir : Grafskrift (Epitaph) :: Medieval Iceland, for counter-tenor & chamber ensemble
  • Performers: Sverrir Guthjonsson; Eggert Palsson (Percussion); Olof Oskarsdottir; Snorri Snorrason (Lute); Camilla Söderberg (Recorder)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Snorri Örn Snorrason.
  • Running Time: 44 min. 9 sec.