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The Icelandic Singers

The Icelandic Singers

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.

Track Listing

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