Icelandic National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series)

Composer
trad.
Arranger
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Brass quintet
Related scores
Allegro from the Concerto for French Horn & KB, Allegro from the Water Music for Two C Trumpets, Two French Horns & Concert Band, Bahraini National Anthem (Our Bahrain - Bahrainona) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Bonair National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Belarusian National Anthem for Brass Quintet, Afhgan National Anthem for Brass Quintet (1992-2006) Old version, Chorale Partita with Seven Variations for Trombone Quintet (1 Alto, 3 Tenors & Bass), Echo for Brass Octet, Air from the Suite No. 3 in D for Solo F Horn & String Orchestra, Jasmine Flower (The) for C Euphonium & Piano, Angolan National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem series), Djiboutanian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Albanian National Anthem (Himni i Flamurit - Hymn to the Flag) World National Anthem Series for Brass Quintet, Paraguayan National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Togolese National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World Naational Anthem Series), Brazilian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (Hino Nacional Brasileiro) World National Anthem Series, Belgian National Anthem (La Brabanconne) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Faroese National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Canadian National Anthem (O Canada), for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Hungarian National Anthem (Himnusz) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), March from ’Judas Maccabaeus’ for Junior Brass Quartet (School Junior Brass Series), Syrian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Argentinian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Three Welsh Chorales for Brass Quartet , Greek & Cypriot National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Trinidadian & Tobagonian National Anthem for Brass Quintet, Czardas for C Trombone & Pianoforte, Puerto Rican Commonwealth Anthem “La Borinqueña’’ for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Austrian National Anthem (Federal Hymn Land der Berge, Land am Strome) for Wind Ensemble (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Russian Federation National Anthem (Hymne National de Russe) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Swedish National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Norwegian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Sāre Jahāṉ se Acchā - سارے جہاں سے اچھا ( Indian Patriotic song) for Brass Quintet & Percussion, Austrian National Anthem (Land der Berge, Land am Strome) for Brass Quintet ''MFAO World National Anthem Series'', Transkei National Anthem “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika” “God Bless Africa” 1981-1994 for Brass Quintet, Visegrád National Anthems for Brass Quintet and A Serenade for Brass Band Quintet

An arrangement of the Icelandic National Anthem for Brass Quintet.

Much like the United States anthem, the Icelandic national anthem is originally written for a particular occasion and it probably did not occur to either the poet or the composer that the song was destined to become a national anthem.

In Iceland, nation-wide celebrations were held throughout 1874 to mark the 1000th anniversary of the first Norse settlement of the island. (This is the “Iceland’s thousand years” that are referenced in the anthem.) To mark the occassion, the Bishop of Iceland decreed that church services on August 2 of that year were to be held based on the anniversary, and the text to be presented was Psalm 90. The Rev. Matthías Jochumsson then decided to write a poem based on the Biblical text and the millennial anniversary. While abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, he met up with Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson, who Jochumsson asked to compose music for his poem.

While popular, it was not considered a national anthem. Icelandic independence was still over 40 years away. At the time that “Ó, Guð vors lands” (O, God of Our Land) was written, Icelanders usually sung “Eldgamla Ísafold” by Bjarni Thorarensen as a national anthem. However, that song had anti-Danish (the colonial power) lyrics and was set to the tune of the British national anthem. Therefore “Ó, Guð vors lands” (O, God of Our Land) was played as the national anthem when soverignity was proclaimed in 1918. The anthem has three verses, but the first is usually the one sung.

If you need a national anthem of a country not yet in my store, e-mail me your requirments:keithterrett@gmail.com

For more of my original music, great arrangements and all the national anthems of the world, check out my on-line stores: http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/keith_terret http://musicforalloccasions.org.uk http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/search?Ntt=keith+terrett

Need an anthem fast? They are ALL in my store! All my anthem arrangements are also available for Orchestra, Recorders, Saxophones, Wind, Brass and Flexible band. If you need an anthem urgently for an instrumentation not in my store, let me know via e-mail, and I will arrange it for you FOC if possible! keithterrett@gmail.com

For more of my original music, great arrangements and all the national anthems of the world, check out my on-line stores: http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/keith_terret

Need an anthem fast? They are ALL in my store! All my anthem arrangements are also available for Orchestra, Recorders, Saxophones, Wind, Brass and Flexible band. If you need an anthem urgently for an instrumentation not in my store, let me know via e-mail, and I will arrange it for you FOC if possible! keithterrett@gmail.com

page one of Icelandic National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series)ASALTTEXT

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

seView

seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.

Scorch

Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

Static preview

The static preview shows a basic image of the first page.

Interactive preview

The interactive preview also shows a preview of the first page, but it's a bit slower to load. The preview is displayed using the Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology from Avid. With most scores, this technology will provide a higher quality preview, as well as being able to switch to full screen mode and also play the displayed music to you.

Printing after purchase

After you have purchased this item the Cloud Publishing technology is utilised to provide the printing mechanism for the music. As such, we recommend checking that the Interactive Preview displays correctly on your device before committing to a purchase.

Licensing for this music

This score was published on Score Exchange by Keith Terrett. When you buy it, you are granted a license that includes the following:

Sharing the file you download
When you buy the score - make multiple copies
When you buy parts - make multiple copies

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.