Author: Arngerður María Árnadóttir

Composer, Organist, Choir director and Band member

New album release

Umbra released their third album in November 2019.  The album is the performing ensemble’s rendition of songs from the 14th century Red Book from Montserrat, including tunes from Nordic manuscripts dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The album is available in Icelandic music stores and now also available on Spotify. The album was nominated…
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April 14, 2020 0

Choir piece Premiered

Söngsveitin Fílharmónía premiered a Christmas choir piece (SATB)  by Arngerður in December 2018. It is written to a poem by Davíð Þór Jónsson, “Jólasálmur” (Christmas hymn)


October 10, 2019 0

Gefðu mér Premiered

“Gefðu mér” is a choir piece (SATB) commissioned by Kór Akureyrarkirkju to a poem by sr. Svavar Alfreð Jónsson.  It was premiered in Akureyrarkirkja in March 2019 as a part of choir festival in the area.


October 10, 2019 0

Snorri shown in AnimArte

Arngerður scored the short film “Snorri” in spring 2019. The film will be shown at the Festival AnimArte in Rio, Brazil in October.


October 10, 2019 0

Sól ek sá Premiere

“Sól ek sá”, a new piece written for Stirni ensemble was premiered in Hafnarborg in April 2019 as a part of “Hljóðön” concert series.  In “Sól ek sá” Arngerður uses 4 verses from Sólarljóð (The Song of the Sun) which was written in Iceland ca 1200. It is written in the traditional metric style of…
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October 10, 2019 0

String quartet no. 2 – premiere

A new piece by Arngerður, String quartet no. 2, was premiered September 10th of by the highly acclaimed Icelandic quartet; Strokkvartettinn Siggi.  This new piece is in two parts and is inspired by poetry of Aðalsteinn Ásberg Sigurðsson.


October 1, 2019 0

Active Umbra

Umbra has been quite active in year 2019; working on two albums and playing a lot of concerts. They visited the town of Akranes on the 19th of September where they played mixed program of ancient music from Europe and Icelandic folksongs. The new album will be out in November!


November 20, 2018 0