Diddú og drengirnir: ICELANDIC SONGS FROM THE NEW WORLD

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Description

Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir, also known as Diddú, sings songs composed by Icelandic immigrants of the New World, accompanied by the wind sextett Drengirnir ("the Boys").  Enclosed is a booklet with short biographies of the composers in Icelandic and English.  It also contains the original Icelandic lyrics with English translations.  The booklet can also be viewed here.

The composers

Helgi Sigurður Helgason (1872 - 1958)  -  Sigurður Baldvinsson (1887 - 1952)  -  Björgvin Guðmundsson (1891 - 1961)  -  Gunnsteinn Eyjólfsson (1866 - 1910)  -  Steingrímur K. Hall (1877 - 1969)  -  Elma Ingibjorg Gislason (1910 - 1987)  -  Jón Friðfinnsson (1865 - 1936)

The performers:

Vocals:  Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir (Diddú)

Clarinets:  Sigurður Ingvi Snorrason, Kjartan Óskarsson.

Horns:  Emil Friðfinnsson, Þorkell Jóelsson.

Bassoon:  Brjánn Ingason, Björn Árnason.

Released in 2011.

 

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