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

Audio Samples

>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 : Rómanza for violin & piano no 1, Op. 6
>Björnsson, Arni : Rómanza for violin & piano no 2, Op. 14
>Björnsson, Arni : Reykjavík March, for band
>Björnsson, Arni : Gamlir félagar (Old Comrades), march for band
>Björnsson, Arni : Blásid hornin (Blow the Horns), for band
>Björnsson, Arni : Mitt fadirvor (My Lord's Prayer), for chorus
>Björnsson, Arni : Syng frjálsa land (Sing Nation Free), for chorus
>Björnsson, Arni : Enn eru jól (Yuletide Lives On), for chorus
>Björnsson, Arni : La Belle, for voice & piano
>Björnsson, Arni : Nótt, for voice & piano (Night)
>Björnsson, Arni : Sólrodin sky, for voice & piano (Sunkissed Clouds)
>Björnsson, Arni : Vorvísa, for voice & piano (Spring Song)
>Björnsson, Arni : _ú hryggir mig, gledi (Happiness, You Make Me Sad), for voice & piano
>Björnsson, Arni : Heioa_okan, for voice & piano (The Weaver's Dance)
>Björnsson, Arni : Skáldio er _agnao, for voice & piano (The Poet is Silent)
>Björnsson, Arni : Fjöllin blá, for voice & piano (The Blue Mountains)
>Björnsson, Arni : Morgunn, for voice & piano (Morning)
>Björnsson, Arni : Einbúinn, for voice & piano (The Hermit)
>Björnsson, Arni : Rökkurljóo, for voice & piano (A Twlilight Song)
>Björnsson, Arni : _egar blómin sofa, for voice & piano (When the Flowers Sleep)
>Björnsson, Arni : Eiríkur á einum fæti, for voice & piano (One legged Erik)
>Björnsson, Arni : Vio dagsetur, for voice & piano (At Sunset)
>Björnsson, Arni : Hvítu 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 : Nyársnóttinni (New Year's Eve), for voice & piano
>Björnsson, Arni : Danslóg (Dance Music), for string ensemble

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 : Rómanza for violin & piano no 1, Op. 6
>Björnsson, Arni : Rómanza for violin & piano no 2, Op. 14
>Björnsson, Arni : Reykjavík March, for band
>Björnsson, Arni : Gamlir félagar (Old Comrades), march for band
>Björnsson, Arni : Blásid hornin (Blow the Horns), for band
>Björnsson, Arni : Mitt fadirvor (My Lord's Prayer), for chorus
>Björnsson, Arni : Syng frjálsa land (Sing Nation Free), for chorus
>Björnsson, Arni : Enn eru jól (Yuletide Lives On), for chorus
>Björnsson, Arni : La Belle, for voice & piano
>Björnsson, Arni : Nótt, for voice & piano (Night)
>Björnsson, Arni : Sólrodin sky, for voice & piano (Sunkissed Clouds)
>Björnsson, Arni : Vorvísa, for voice & piano (Spring Song)
>Björnsson, Arni : _ú hryggir mig, gledi (Happiness, You Make Me Sad), for voice & piano
>Björnsson, Arni : Heioa_okan, for voice & piano (The Weaver's Dance)
>Björnsson, Arni : Skáldio er _agnao, for voice & piano (The Poet is Silent)
>Björnsson, Arni : Fjöllin blá, for voice & piano (The Blue Mountains)
>Björnsson, Arni : Morgunn, for voice & piano (Morning)
>Björnsson, Arni : Einbúinn, for voice & piano (The Hermit)
>Björnsson, Arni : Rökkurljóo, for voice & piano (A Twlilight Song)
>Björnsson, Arni : _egar blómin sofa, for voice & piano (When the Flowers Sleep)
>Björnsson, Arni : Eiríkur á einum fæti, for voice & piano (One legged Erik)
>Björnsson, Arni : Vio dagsetur, for voice & piano (At Sunset)
>Björnsson, Arni : Hvítu 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 : Nyársnóttinni (New Year's Eve), for voice & piano
>Björnsson, Arni : Danslóg (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

>Björnsson, Arni : 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

>Björnsson, Arni : _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

>Björnsson, Arni : 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

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

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

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

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

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

>Björnsson, Arni : _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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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