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Karlakór Reykjavíkur - Icelandic Folk-Songs - Íslenzk þjóðlög FLAC album

Performer: Karlakór Reykjavíkur
Genre: Folk and World music
Title: Icelandic Folk-Songs - Íslenzk þjóðlög
Country: Iceland
Released: 1973
Style: Nordic
FLAC version ZIP size: 1268 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1683 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1840 mb
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Karlakór Reykjavíkur. Icelandic Folk-Songs - Íslenzk þjóðlög ‎(LP).

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Icelandic folk music includes a number of styles that are together a prominent part of the music of Iceland. When speaking of traditional Icelandic vocal music, there are two prominent vocal performance styles, one using the term kveða and the other syngja. The first is a performance practice referred to as kveðskapur or kvæðaskapur. Kveðskapur is also the generic Icelandic term for poetry. The term syngja translates as to sing.

slands lag (The Song of Iceland). I Long to Sing), for chorus. Karlakór Reykjavíkur. 3. Landið vort fagra (Our Land, the Beautiful), song. 4. Sefur sól hjá ægi (By the Sea Sleeps the Sun), song. 5. Íslands lag (The Song of Iceland), song. 6. Nú hnígur sól (Sunset), song (after a melody by Bortnyansky). 7. Sumar er í sveitum (Summer in the Countryside), song.

Icelandic music has a very long tradition. With some songs still sung today dating from 14th century. Folk songs are often about love, sailors, masculinity, hard winters, as well as elves, trolls and other mythological creatures, and tend to be quite secular and often humorous. Her latest album Tookah, released in 2013, reached the Top 50 album charts in several countries. Other artists that are attracting attention outside Iceland include the electro-pop group FM Belfast, indie pop, rock, folk band Kaleo as well as the singers and composers Sóley and Sin Fang, who are both known as founding members of the band Seabear. The ensemble created for the occasion was given the name Hljómsveit Reykjavíkur (The Reykjavík Orchestra), and performed sporadically in the years that followed under the direction of Sigfús Einarsson and Páll Ísólfsson.


A1 Ísland Farsælda Frón
A2 Hestavísur
A3 Úti Ert Þú Við Eyjar Blár
A4 Gleðivísur
A5 Bára Blá
A6 Nú Er Ég Glaður
A7 Björt Mey Og Hrein
B1 Grænlandsvísur
B2 Ó, Jómfrú Fín
B3 Slyngur Er Kjói
B4 Í Babylon
B5 Ó, Mín Flaskan Fríða
B6 Harmabótakvæði


The recording was made in stereo at the Reykjavik Háteigs Church in January 1973.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SG-062 The Reykjavík Male Choir* Icelandic Folk Songs ‎(LP, Album) SG-Hljómplötur SG-062 Iceland Unknown