Titre : Söngvar fyrir Karlmannaraddir / Brynjólfur ...
Second volume of 38  pages; 30 cm. VG in card covers. Includes a poem by the noted Iclelandic Canadian poet Stephan G. Stephansson set to music (see p. 22 of vol. 2). Also includes tunes from musician Bjorgvin Gudmundsson, who lived for a time in Winnipeg; also some translations by Benjamin Kristjansson who resided in Canada for a time. PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : [s.n.], 1932. Include lyrics and musical notation. Gen. note: Fjölrit /mimeographed on Edison Dick machine . Subjects: Nótur (tónlist)/music; Blandaðar raddir / mixed voices ; Sönglög/melodies. Add.Entry: Brynjólfur Þorláksson 1867. Includes tables of contents. Innihald [stafrófsskrá kvæða]: s. . Credits on verso of front cover of volume 2 read as follows: Tileinkað Karlakór Íslendinga í Winnipeg / Dedicated to the Icelandic Male Voice Choir in Winnipeg. The author, Brynjólfur Þorláksson (Thorlaksson) was a noted music teacher in Manitoba in the second decade of the 20th century and a music teacher in rural Manitoba; he instructed choral groups in Manitoba and North Dakota (see Kristjansson, p. 439). Some songs appear in these volumes by noted Winnipeg music teacher S. K. Hall (Steingrimur Kristjan Hall,1867-) was the son of Jónas Hallgrímsson (Hall) and Sigríður Kristjánsdóttir, both from the county of Þingeyjarsýsla in the north of Iceland. They emigrated to Canada 1874. He graduated with a BM degree in music from the Gustavus Adouphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and later taught at the Gustavus Adouphus Conservatory of Music. In 1905, he became the organist of the Icelandic First Lutheran Church in Winnipeg; he held that position for 30 years, directed all singing at the church for 17 of these years and conducted the West Winnipeg Band for 5 years. He and his family later moved to Wynyard, Saskatchewan. He was a composer, pianist, organist, clarinettist, teacher and director of choirs and bands, both in Canada and in the US. Around the turn of the Century he established bands in various places in the Icelandic settlement. His wife was soprano Sigridur Hordal. He published three books (1924, 1949, and 1954) of Icelandic songs (source: Encycl. of Music in Canada). Referenced in Hjartar, p. 13. At time of cataloguing, not listed on Amicus, nor in Peel (3rd Ed). Rare. N° de réf. du libraire 34457
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