Thursday, December 10, 2009

Diddú ~ Ave Maria

Diddú & Blásarasextett Mosfellsdals

1. Franz Schubert / Sigurður Einarsson Ave Maria
2. Caccini/Mercurio / Latin prayer Ave Maria
3. Luigi Cherubini / Latin prayer Ave Maria
4. Old hymn tune / Unknown author Marian prayer
5. Björgvin Guðmundsson / Latin prayer Ave Maria
6. Eyþór Stefánsson / Latin prayer Ave Maria
7. Sigurður Þórðarson / Latin prayer Ave Maria
8. Páll Ísólfsson / Davíð Stefánsson Marian prayer
9. Bach/Gounod / Latin prayer Ave Maria
10. Georges Bizet / Latin prayer Ave Maria
11. Pietro Mascagni / Latin prayer Ave Maria
12. From an Icelandic gradual / Ólafur Hjaltason Mother of God
13. Einar Markan / Einar Markan Marian prayer
14. Karl Ottó Runólfsson / Matthías Jochumsson Marian prayer
15. Þórarinn Jónsson / Latin prayer Ave Maria
16. Sigvaldi Kaldalóns / Indriði Einarsson Ave Maria
17. Sigvaldi Kaldalóns / Halla Eyjólfsdóttir Marian prayer
18. Gunnar Þórðarson / Sigurður H. Guðmundsson Ave Maria
19. Atli Heimir Sveinsson / Halldór Laxness Marian prayer


She made her name when she sang with the legendary folk band Spilverk Þjóðanna 1975-78, and has made numerous recordings of folk music, popular music, lieder and operatic arias.

The members of the Wind Sextet of Mosfellsdalur are all veterans of the classical scene and their arrangements are renowned for the quality.

Most of the Icelandic melodies on this program were composed by men who played important roles in the growing Icelandic music life in the first half of the 20th century. Two of the composers are still in their prime and are among the leading composers of Iceland today, in different fields of music though. In 1995, when Atli Heimir Sveinsson wrote the melody for the Marian prayer by Halldór Laxness, the poem had recently been discovered. The future Nobel Prize laureate wrote it shortly after he had converted to Catholicism for a period of time in the twenties. The Ave Maria of Gunnar Þórðarson and the Rev. Sigurður Helgi Guðmundsson is the newest piece on the programme. It is included in the High Mass from the year 2000 by the two men and indicates that Mary still has the power to stir the imagination of Icelandic artists
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12 tónar Iceland 2004