11 of these 12 beautiful songs are included on the ABRSM Singing Syllabus for Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8!
Lyrics in both Icelandic and English throughout, with an additional transcription of the Icelandic in the International Phonetic Alphabet as a guide to pronunciation.
Published by Ísalög, Reykjavík, 2008
From the back cover
The collection of songs in this book has a special place in the hearts of the Icelanders. They are all by well known Icelandic composers, both professional and laymen, and are part of the standard repertoire for Icelandic singers. By translating the lyrics into English for anyone to sing, there is an opportunity to extend their circulation outside the country. Icelandic songs have been restricted by the difficulty of the Icelandic language which is difficult to pronounce. Therefore there are phonetics of all the Icelandic song-texts at the back of the book.
Garðar Cortes - Principal, The Reykjavík Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts
Árni Thorsteinson - Kirkjuhvoll (The Elven Church)
- Nótt (Sunset)
Jón Ásgeirsson - Hjá lygnri móðu (By placid stream)
- Vor hinsti dagur (Our Final Day)
Jón Þórarinsson - Fuglinn í fjörunni (Friend of the Ocean)
Jórunn Viðar - Vort líf (Our lives)
Páll Ísólfsson - Í dag skein sól (Farewell)
- Vögguvísa (Lullaby)
Sigfús Einarsson - Draumalandið (The Landscape of my Heart)
- Sofnar lóa (Long and low)
Sigurður Þórðarson - Kom ég upp í Kvíslarskarð (As I Climbed the Mountainside)
Sigvaldi S. Kaldalóns - Mamma ætlar að sofna (Mother)