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Epitaph - Medieval Iceland / Sverrir Gudjónsson


Release Date: 04/13/1999 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 30253   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir GudjónssonEggert PálssonOlof Sesselja OskarsdottirSigurdur Snorrason,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. God of all people by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
Notes: Arranged: Sverrir Guojónsson
This selection appears twice on this disc. 
2. The cold east wind by Traditional
Performer:  Eggert Pálsson (Percussion), Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba), Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute),
Camilla Söderberg (Recorder), Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
3. Summer (Joy and Sorrow) by Traditional
Performer:  Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute), Eggert Pálsson (Percussion), Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor),
Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba), Camilla Söderberg (Recorder)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
4. The Long Spring by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Sigurdur Halldórsson (Voice)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
Notes: Arranged: Sverrir Gudjonsson 
5. Summer is passing by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
6. Now is a time for feasting by Traditional
Performer:  Eggert Pálsson (Percussion), Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba), Camilla Söderberg (Recorder),
Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute), Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
7. The Shining Blue Star by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
8. Two we stood in the field by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Eggert Pálsson (Percussion), Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba),
Camilla Söderberg (Recorder), Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
9. Once I crossed the river Rhine by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
10. The maidens are walking south by the sea by Traditional
Performer:  Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba), Camilla Söderberg (Recorder), Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute),
Eggert Pálsson (Percussion), Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 0 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
11. Kyrie by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Sigurdur Halldórsson (Voice)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
12. My tongue, do not be reluctant by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: by 1650; Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
Notes: Arranged: Sverrir Gudjónsson 
13. You may be good by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: by 1650; Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
14. Praise the Lord by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Sigurdur Halldórsson (Voice)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
15. The Hermit by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Eggert Pálsson (Percussion), Camilla Söderberg (Recorder),
Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba), Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
16. Agnus Dei by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Sigurdur Halldórsson (Voice)
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
17. Wicked World by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
18. It happened in the hamlet by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Eggert Pálsson (Percussion), Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba),
Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute), Camilla Söderberg (Recorder)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
19. The Troll Song by Traditional
Performer:  Eggert Pálsson (Percussion), Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba), Camilla Söderberg (Recorder),
Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute), Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
20. Once again nature is dying by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
21. An Evening Prayer by Traditional
Performer:  Eggert Pálsson (Percussion), Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Camilla Söderberg (Recorder),
Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute), Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
22. Officium of St. Thorlák: A solis ortus cardine by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Sigurdur Halldórsson (Voice)
Period: Medieval 
Written: by 1400; Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
23. Thus spoke my mother by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Sigurdur Halldórsson (Voice)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 0 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
24. The Son's Lament by Traditional
Performer:  Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Camilla Söderberg (Recorder), Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba),
Eggert Pálsson (Percussion), Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
25. The Journeys of the Sun by Traditional
Performer:  Sigurdur Halldórsson (Voice), Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
26. Iceland by Traditional
Performer:  Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
27. Ghost Song by Traditional
Performer:  Camilla Söderberg (Recorder), Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba), Eggert Pálsson (Percussion),
Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor), Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
28. Raven by Traditional
Performer:  Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 0 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 
29. Epitaph by Traditional
Performer:  Olof Sesselja Oskarsdottir (Viola da gamba), Eggert Pálsson (Percussion), Sverrir Gudjónsson (Countertenor),
Camilla Söderberg (Recorder), Sigurdur Snorrason (Lute)
Written: Iceland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Skálholt Church, Iceland 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Icelandic 

Sound Samples

Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): I. Prologue: Lilja (God of all people)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): II. Seasons: Austankaldinn a oss bles (The cold east wind blew around us)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): II. Seasons: Sumarid begar setur blitt (Summer)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): II. Seasons: Skipafregn (The long spring)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): II. Seasons: Sumri hallar (Summer is passing)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): II. Seasons: Goda veislu gjora skal (Now is a time for feasting)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): III. Love: Blastjarnan pott skarti skaer (The shining blue star)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): III. Love: Stodum tvo i tuni (Together we stood in the field)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): III. Love: Eitt sinn for eg yfir Rin (Once I crossed the river Rhine)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): III. Love: Stulkurnar ganga sunnan med sja (The maidens are walking south by the sea)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): IV. Faith: Miskunnarbaen (Kyrie)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): IV. Faith: Tunga min vertu treg ei a (My tongue, be not reluctant)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): IV. Faith: Vera matt godur (You may be good)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): IV. Faith: Lanid drottins litum maeta (Praise the Lord)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): IV. Faith: Einsetumadur einu sinni (The hermit)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): IV. Faith: Gudds Lamb (Agnus Dei)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): V. Nature: Verold Flaa (Wicked world)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): V. Nature: Bar svo til i byggdum (It happened in the hamlet)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): V. Nature: Okindarkvaedi (The troll song)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): V. Nature: Oll natturan enn fer ad deyja (Once again nature is dying)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): V. Nature: Kvolda tekur (An evening prayer)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): VI. Dawn of Man: A solis ortus cardine
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): VI. Dawn of Man: Pat maelti min modir (Thus spoke my mother)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): VI. Dawn of Man: Sonarharmur (The son's lament)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): VI. Dawn of Man: Svo vitt um heim sem solin fer (The journeys of the sun)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): VII. Epitaph: Island (Iceland)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): VII. Epitaph: Modir min i kvi, kvi (Ghost song)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): VII. Epitaph: Krummi (The raven)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): VII. Epitaph: Grafskrift (Epitaph)
Epitaph (arr. S.O. Snorrason): VII. Epitaph: Lilja (God of all people)

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