Steindór Andersen & Sigurður Sigurðarson - Two-Part Rímur Melodies


Steindór Andersen & Sigurður Sigurðarson
Song Name: Two-Part Rímur Melodies
By: Steindór Andersen & Sigurður Sigurðarson
Country: Iceland
Song Local Name: Not available
Album: Voices of Iceland - Raddir Íslands (documentary movie)
Link to buy: The Folk Music Center
Genre: folk music of Iceland , traditional music of Iceland , Icelandic folk music , rímur , chant
Date Added: 27 Dec 2016
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Two-Part Rímur Melodies by Steindór Andersen & Sigurður Sigurðarson is part of folk music tradition in/by Iceland. Folk Music of Iceland is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Two-Part Rímur Melodies (or folk music of Iceland), other than checking Iceland you can also check music of Northern Europe. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

Rímur is a type of epic vocal poem, with fixed diatonic melodies (except in Breiðafjörður, the district where the traditional music is oldest in style, and folk melodies are variable, not based on fixed scales). Rímur melodies (rímnalög, kvæðalög, stemmur) are often standard, and found throughout the country. These epic poems are written in a narrative style, using elements of Icelandic literature and folklore. The performers were lauded for their ability to tell a story in verses. A rímur verse is made up of trochaic lines which use literary techniques such as rhyme and alliteration. There are between two and four lines with a pattern of syllabic stress and alliteration. Steindór Andersen (born 1954) is an Icelandic musician who is noted for his Rímur chanting and is most widely known for his collaborations with the band Sigur Rós.

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