The Icelandic Singers

The Icelandic Singers

The Icelandic Singers MON00585

The Icelandic Singers, now known as the Reykjavik Male Choir, are a choral group founded in 1926 by conductor Sigurdur Thordarson (1895–1968). They first toured North America in 1936 and made subsequent appearances throughout Europe and North America. Their repertoire consists of works by Icelandic composers as well as songs familiar to European and American audiences. According to the liner notes, the choral style and arrangements “evoke the sights and sounds of … a land where the midnight sun illumines a rugged scenic grandeur, where the exploits of the Northmen are celebrated in song and story.” Song titles, composers, and translations are also included.

Record Label Monitor Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Monitor Records
Genre(s) World
Country(s) Iceland
Instrument(s) Vocal Group
Subject(s) World music
Credits

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101 Icelandic Rhyme Songs The Icelandic Singers 1:46
102 Kyrie The Icelandic Singers 6:14
103 Tarantella The Icelandic Singers 2:09
104 Lullaby The Icelandic Singers 3:51
105 Carol of the Drum The Icelandic Singers 3:38
106 The Swan The Icelandic Singers 1:15
107 Olafr Trygvason (King of Norway) The Icelandic Singers 4:27
201 Stouthearted Men The Icelandic Singers 2:17
202 Holy Night The Icelandic Singers 4:16
203 Soldier's Chorus The Icelandic Singers 2:37
204 Beautiful Dreamer The Icelandic Singers 2:17
205 Hunting Song The Icelandic Singers 3:26
206 Land Sighting The Icelandic Singers 8:05
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