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The End of the Day: The Music of Arni Björnsson / James Lisney: piano; Jaime Martin: flute; Elizabeth Layton: violin

Album Summary

>Björnsson, Arni : Little Suite for string orchestra
>Björnsson, Arni : Sonata for piano in D minor, Op 3
>Björnsson, Arni : Icelandic Folk Songs (4) for flute & piano
>Björnsson, Arni : Romanza for violin & piano no 1, Op. 6
>Björnsson, Arni : Romanza for violin & piano no 2, Op. 14
>Björnsson, Arni : Reykjavik March, for band
>Björnsson, Arni : Gamlir felagar (Old Comrades), march for band
>Björnsson, Arni : Blasid hornin (Blow the Horns), for band
>Björnsson, Arni : Mitt fadirvor (My Lord's Prayer), for chorus
>Björnsson, Arni : Syng frjalsa land (Sing Nation Free), for chorus
>Björnsson, Arni : Enn eru jol (Yuletide Lives On), for chorus
>Björnsson, Arni : La Belle, for voice & piano
>Björnsson, Arni : Nott, for voice & piano (Night)
>Björnsson, Arni : Solrodin sky, for voice & piano (Sunkissed Clouds)
>Björnsson, Arni : Vorvisa, for voice & piano (Spring Song)
>Björnsson, Arni : _u hryggir mig, gledi (Happiness, You Make Me Sad), for voice & piano
>Björnsson, Arni : Heioa_okan, for voice & piano (The Weaver's Dance)
>Björnsson, Arni : Skaldio er _agnao, for voice & piano (The Poet is Silent)
>Björnsson, Arni : Fjollin bla, for voice & piano (The Blue Mountains)
>Björnsson, Arni : Morgunn, for voice & piano (Morning)
>Björnsson, Arni : Einbuinn, for voice & piano (The Hermit)
>Björnsson, Arni : Rokkurljoo, for voice & piano (A Twlilight Song)
>Björnsson, Arni : _egar blomin sofa, for voice & piano (When the Flowers Sleep)
>Björnsson, Arni : Eirikur a einum faeti, for voice & piano (One legged Erik)
>Björnsson, Arni : Vio dagsetur, for voice & piano (At Sunset)
>Björnsson, Arni : Hvitu seglin, for voice & piano (White Sails)
>Björnsson, Arni : Leiosla, for voice & piano (Trance)
>Björnsson, Arni : Horfinn dague, for voice & piano (A Day is Gone)
>Björnsson, Arni : Nyarsnottinni (New Year's Eve), for voice & piano
>Björnsson, Arni : Danslog (Dance Music), for string ensemble
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The release of this double album of Árni Björnsson's music was issued to mark the centenary of his birth in December 1905. The recording brings together previously released music and newly recorded works that display the great versatility of this uniquely expressive composer.



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Works Details

>Arni Björnsson : Little Suite for string orchestra
  • Ensemble: Árni Björnsson Quartet
  • Running Time: 10 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Sonata for piano in D minor, Op 3
  • Performer: James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Icelandic Folk Songs (4) for flute & piano
  • Performers: James Lisney (Piano); Jaime Martin (Flute)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Rómanza for violin & piano no 1, Op. 6
  • Performers: James Lisney (Piano); Elizabeth Layton (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Rómanza for violin & piano no 2, Op. 14
  • Performers: James Lisney (Piano); Elizabeth Layton (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Reykjavík March, for band
  • Conductor: Tryggvi Baldvinsson
  • Ensemble: Icelandic Festival Marching Band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March

>Arni Björnsson : Gamlir félagar (Old Comrades), march for band
  • Conductor: Tryggvi Baldvinsson
  • Ensemble: Icelandic Festival Marching Band
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March

>Arni Björnsson : Blásid hornin (Blow the Horns), for band
  • Conductor: Tryggvi Baldvinsson
  • Ensemble: Icelandic Festival Marching Band
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Mitt fadirvor (My Lord's Prayer), for chorus
  • Conductor: Helgi Bragason
  • Ensemble: Hafnarfjordur Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Syng frjálsa land (Sing Nation Free), for chorus
  • Conductor: Helgi Bragason
  • Ensemble: Hafnarfjordur Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Enn eru jól (Yuletide Lives On), for chorus
  • Conductor: Helgi Bragason
  • Ensemble: Hafnarfjordur Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : La Belle, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor); James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Nótt, for voice & piano (Night)
  • Performers: James Lisney (Piano); Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Sólrodin sky, for voice & piano (Sunkissed Clouds)
  • Performers: James Lisney (Piano); Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Vorvísa, for voice & piano (Spring Song)
  • Performers: Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor); James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : _ú hryggir mig, gledi (Happiness, You Make Me Sad), for voice & piano
  • Performers: James Lisney (Piano); Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Arni Björnsson : Heioa_okan, for voice & piano (The Weaver's Dance)
  • Performers: Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor); James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Skáldio er _agnao, for voice & piano (The Poet is Silent)
  • Performers: Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor); James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Fjöllin blá, for voice & piano (The Blue Mountains)
  • Performers: James Lisney (Piano); Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Morgunn, for voice & piano (Morning)
  • Performers: Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor); James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Einbúinn, for voice & piano (The Hermit)
  • Performers: James Lisney (Piano); Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Rökkurljóo, for voice & piano (A Twlilight Song)
  • Performers: Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor); James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : _egar blómin sofa, for voice & piano (When the Flowers Sleep)
  • Performers: Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor); James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Eiríkur á einum fæti, for voice & piano (One legged Erik)
  • Performers: James Lisney (Piano); Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Vio dagsetur, for voice & piano (At Sunset)
  • Performers: Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor); James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Hvítu seglin, for voice & piano (White Sails)
  • Performers: Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor); James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Leiosla, for voice & piano (Trance)
  • Performers: Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor); James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Horfinn dague, for voice & piano (A Day is Gone)
  • Performers: Gunnar Gudbjornsson (Tenor); James Lisney (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Nyársnóttinni (New Year's Eve), for voice & piano
  • Performers: James Lisney (Piano); Bjorg Thorhallsdottir
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arni Björnsson : Danslóg (Dance Music), for string ensemble
  • Ensemble: Árni Björnsson Quartet
  • Running Time: 10 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern