Íslensk Kirkjutónlist (Sacred Music of Iceland)

Hörður Áskelsson va estudiar a la Robert Schumann Hochschule a Düsseldorf i ha estat l’organista i cantor de Hallgrímskirkja des de 1982. Va ser un impulsor clau de la fundació de la Societat d’Amics de l’Art de Hallgrímskirkja, el Festival d’Art Sacre i l’Estiu Internacional d’Orgue a Hallgrímskirkja. Hörður Áskelsson ha interpretat nombrosos concerts í Europa i ha rebut molt reconeixement, sinó que, per exemple, ha estat guardonat amb els Premis de la Música d’Islàndia.

 Askelson ens mostra  Íslensk Kirkjutónlist (Sacred Music of Iceland), música sacra islandesa interpretada per,  Mótettukór Hallgrímskirkju (The Hallgrimskirkja Motet Choir) i dirigits pel mateix Áskelsson.
Íslensk Kirkjutónlist (Sacred Music of Iceland)

01     Víst ertu, Jesú, kóngur klár (Thou art, Lord Jesus, King alone) 02:26
(trad.) – Arranged by Jón Hlöver Áskelsson (b. 1945)
Words from the “Hymns of the Passion”  by Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614-1674)

02    Baenin  má aldrei bresta þig (Never neglect thy daily prayer) 02:30
(trad.) – Arranged by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson (b. 1938)
Words from the “Hymns of the Passion” by Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614-1674)

03    Ó, Jesú, ad mer snú (Turn Thou and look on me) 01:55
(trad.) – Arranged by Atli Heimir Sveinsson (b. 1938)
Words from the “Hymns of the Passion” by Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614-1674)

04    Svo stór synd engin er (No sin so great is known) 02:00
(trad.) – Arranged by Jón Nordal (b. 1926)
Words from the “Hymns of the Passion” by Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614-1674)

05    Dýrð, vald, virðing (To Thee be ever power and might) 03:40
(trad.) – Arranged by Jón Hlöðver Áskelsson (b. 1945)
Words from the “Hymns of the Passion” by Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614-1674)

06    Drottinn er minn hirðir (The Lord is my shepherd) 04:32
Davíðssálmur (Psalm 23) – Dominus regit me, composed by Jónas Tómasson (b. 1946)


07    Gloria  05:10
composed by Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson (b. 1933) and created by the Choir in 1986

08    Ave Maria 04:05
composed by Hjálmar H. Ragnarsson (b. 1952) and created by the Choir in 1986

09    Psalm 84 (Quam dilecta !) 05:34
composed by Hörður Áskelsson (b. 1953) and created by his own Choir in 1984

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