Chronological Worklist 

ORFEO NEL BASSO

     contrabass and harp, 2015 (rev.2017)

 

SMILING TEARS – Suite for dark days

     flute (traverso), violin, viola, cello and harpsichord, with opt. electronics, 2017

 

COLORI SENZA VOCE

     flute, clarinet, cello, contrabass and piano, 2016

 

O COME LET US SING

     mixed choir, 2016

 

CELEBRATION

     mixed choir, 2016

 

MEMORIA

     piano and chamber orchestra, 2014

 

NON SUM QUALIS ERAM

     piano solo, 2014

 

OMNIA VINCIT AMOR

     mixed choir (motet a capella), 2014

 

THREE COLOUR TRIPTYCH

     seven string electric bass and electronics (tape), 2014

 

CUORE DELLE STELLE  (under revision)

     mixed choir and organ, 2013

 

BASS PROFILE A4

     contrabass and electronics (tape), 2013

 

PERC

     four channel playback, 2012

 

IN PARADISUM III

     viola and electronics (tape), 2012

 

BLUE SKY, WIDE CLIFFS

     five trombones and organ, 2011-12 

     (alt. vers.: mixed brass 2tpt, 1hrn, 2trbn (2013)

 

THROUGH QUIET CONTEMPLATION

     organ, 2011

 

IN PARADISUM II

     harpsichord and electronics (tape), 2011

 

MINNING Á JÓLUM  (Icelandic text)

     mixed choir, oboe, harp and strings

     (alternative version with piano or organ accompaniment) 2010

     Text by Oddfríður Gísladóttir

 

EMERGING SONGS

     orchestra (2.2.2.2-2.2.2.1-perc.-timp.-strings),  2010

 

SALKA SUITE

     large orchestra, 2009/2013  -  (under revision 2013)

 

FIVE PORTRAITES

     flute, viola and harp, 2008

 

SHADOWS AND SILHOUETTES

     harp, vibraphone/percussion and live electronics, 2007

 

DIVERSION

     harp and vibraphone/percussion, 2007

 

PASSAGE

     percussion quartet, 2007

 

NOSTALGIA

     violoncello and piano, 1988/2007

 

IN PARADISUM I

     vibraphone and electronics (tape), 2006

 

TEMPUS EDAX RERUM

     percussion and live electronics (dsp), 2006

 

ÞAÐ VAR EITT KVÖLD  (Icelandic text)

     mixed choir, 1989 - small rev.2006

     Text by Jón Helgason

 

PARCE DOMINE

     mixed choir (motet a capella), 2006

 

EGO SUM PANIS VIVUS

     mixed choir (motet a capella), 2006

 

TRISTIS EST ANIMA MEA

     mixed choir (motet a capella), 2006

 

SHAPES, FRAGMENTS AND REFRAINS

     wind ensemble, 2006

     (2.2.2.2.1-3.4.3.1-timp.-perc)

 

ACROSS THE GRAVEL

     octet, 2006-2007

     (fl, Bb clar, bsn, tpt, tbn, perc, el. bass, piano)

 

THE SACRED UNION

     flute, harpsichord and live electronics (dsp), 2005

 

DUAL CLOSURE II

     clarinet and live electronics (dsp), 2004

 

ANTIPHONY

     chamber orchestra

     1.1.1.1/1.1.1.1 vibraph. perc. harp, pno./ str. 1.1.1.1.1, 2004

     (alt. vers.: with medium size string section)

 

IN MEMORIAM – in memory Augusta Engebretson

     mixed choir, 2004

     Text by Jónas Hallgrímsson and folk rhyme

     english transl. Jakobina Johnson

 

LINCOLN MASS

     mixed choir and organ, 2003

     (alt. vers.: with string orchestra)

 

BRASS CANONS

     brass quintet, 2003

     (2 tpts and 2 tbns)

 

ALLELUIA

     mixed choir and oboe, 1989/revised 2002

     (alt. vers.: with sopran saxophone)

 

SECRET PSALMS

     contrabass and electronics (tape), 2003

 

SALKA VALKA

     music for dance (15 track playback), 2002

 

OF THINGS PAST

     tenor trombone, vibraphone/percussion and electronics (tape), 2002

 

SONNETS – Seven studies in colour and rhyme

     flute, contrabass and electronics (tape), 2001

 

AIR: “Tara´s Harp” 

     mixed choir and harp, 2001

 

DUAL CLOSURE 

     concerto for Bb clarinet and chamber ensemble, 2000

 

EARTHSYMPHONY IN THREE MOVEMENTS 

     large orchestra, 1997

 

TEN ETUDES 

     contrabass, 1997

 

POLAR II – Arctica 

     string quartet 1996/revised 2007

 

POLARITY ONE

     wind quintet, 1996/revised 2009

     (fl, ob, clar, hrn, bsn)

 

LUCE DI TRANSIZIONE 

     strings, piano/celesta, harp and percussion, 1995

 

WORLDS OF A THIRD SIGN  

     clarinet, guitar and violoncello, 1995

 

REMEMBRANCES OF THINGS PAST – withdrawn

     flute, contrabass and narrator, 1994

     Text from Sonnets of William Shakespeare

 

GROUPINGS – “the lost chain” 

     percussion, 1994.

 

POINTS

     improvisational quartet, 1994

     (open instrumentation or el.guitar/bass, pno, cb and perc)

 

DISAPPEARANCE OF THE MOON 

     contrabass with optional tape electronics, 1993

 

APPROACHING VALUE  I , II , III   

     concerto movements for chamber quintet, 1991–93

     (clar, tpt, pno, cb, perc)

 

IN SOMEKIND OF SILENCE

     orchestra, 1990

 

THREE PRELUDES

     piano, 1989.

 

CANTUS (revised with new title ALLELUIA)

     mixed choir and obligato instrument, 1989

 

THE SNAKE

     percussion quartet, 1988

 

MÍN HUGARÞRÁ (Icelandic text) – withdrawn

     mezzo soprano and piano, 1988

     Text by Böðvar Guðmundsson

 

IMAGES – withdrawn (to be revised)

     string quintet, 1987

     (string quartet and contrabass)