Fabella (Saga) (2000) for ensemble. 14 minutes.
First performance: Reykjavík 2000, Caput Ensemble, Gudmundur Óli Gunnarsson.
Saga develops from duo of piano and harmonium (actually a quote from a hymn by the composers grandfather) to thick and sonorous harmonic fields as well as dancelike rhytmical figures. And finally back to ritualistic and requiemlike stillness. Saga received the first prize in a competition held in 2000 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Icelandic State Radio.
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