Flétta by Haukur Tómasson 2011 (CD+DVD)
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FLÉTTA - TWINE (2009-2011) Premiere of composer Haukur Tómasson‘s composition for choir, chamber choir and ensemble that combines poetry by Icelandic poets where nature is the common theme.
Recorded Live in Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavík on June 4, 2011. 55 minutes.
Perfomed by the Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra, Schola Cantorum and the Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir. Conducted by Hörður Áskelsson.
Poems by Pétur Gunnarsson, Sjón, Hannes Pétursson, Snorri Hjartarson, Stefán Hörður Grímsson and Þorsteinn frá Hamri.
Flétta (Twine) combines poetry by living and deceased Icelandic poets where nature is the common theme. It discusses the sublime beauty of nature, our affiliation with it and our responsibility for it. Six very short poems by Sjón, sung by the chamber choir, are interlinked with longer poems of older generation poets, sung by the large choir. The poetry ranges from hailing the spring to images depicting desolate landscape. The piece is a journey through the seasons.