Icelandic Song Miniatures [music] : with English Translations / music by S.K. Hall

Hall, S. K. (Steingrimur Kristjan), 1877-1969

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PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : S.K. Hall, c1924. DESCRIPTION: 32 p. ; 31 cm. NOTES: For solo voice with piano accompaniment. The composer, Hall, S. K. (Steingrimur Kristjan), 1877-1969, was born in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada in 1877; he received his Bachelor of Music from Gustavus Adolphus Conservatory of Music in 1899, and was for 17 years choirmaster and organist at the First (Icelandic) Lutheran Church in Winnipeg (source: Kristjanson, p. 440). Individual collections include : The wings of night -- The birch tree -- Love's rapture -- Voice of song -- Sleep now my child -- For-get-me-not -- Thou art so like a flower . . . Condition: Front printed paper cover loose from spine and chipped at edges; rear cover wanting, otherwise VG+ - clean, bright. Words/lyrics of individual selections mostly by Str. Thorsteinsson with most translations (into English, from Icelandic) by Canadian/American poet Jakobina Johnon. But includes pieces by Chritopher Johnson, poem by Heine, poem by Christopher Johnston, with some translations by prominent Icelandic-Canadian writer S. J. Johannesson. Contents/Efni: (The wings of the night ; The price) / poem by Christopher Johnston ; icelandic translation by S[igurður] J[úlíus] Johannesson. - (The birch tree ; Love’s rapture ; Voice of song ; Forget me not) / poem by St[eing]r[ímur] Thorsteinsson ; translation by Jakobina Johnson. - Sleep now my child / poem by St[eing]r[ímur] Thorsteinsson ; translation by R[unólfur] Fjeldsted. - Thou art so like a flower / poem by Heine ; icelandic translation by B[enedikt] Grondal . Subject Sönglist; Nótur (tónlist). Canadiana/Americana. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 44. Bookseller Inventory # 34090

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