Bjarni Restorff

Hamarsgøta 20, FO100 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.
(e-mail: bjarnir@torshavn.fo)


Bjarni Restorff was born in 1955, and has been working as a music teacher at Tórshavn School of Music since 1984 . In his spare time he has conducted several different choirs, and especially Tórshavn Male Choir has been close to him. He has also written music for mixed and male choir, and in addition to this he has made lots of arrangements for rock music – ready for recordings.


In 2007 he got a grant which allowed him to dedicate his full attention to his work with music. During this period he arranged the artistic work on two CD’s – one with Tórshavn Male Choir and one with tenor Peter H. Niclasen. He wrote a piece for tenor voice and guitar – he arranged ‘Norsku løvu’ for symphony orchestra, ‘Norska løva’ being a piece by the renowned Faroese poet and author William Heinesen, and he wrote a piece for symphony orchestra and choir called ‘De Profundis’.


Title Instrument Year Duration Publisher Recording
»FÝRA BJARKIR«
(Solo & guitar)
Listen to the music
2008Ca. 2:37ManuscriptPeter Hentze Niclasen »Fýra bjarkir« 2008
»DE PROFUNDIS«
(FOR MIXED CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA)
Listen to the music
2008Ca. 10:30ManuscriptUnauthorized: »Faroese Broadcasting« 2010
»NORSKA LØVA« 1. movement
(FOR MEDIUM ORCHESTRA)
Comp.: William Heinesen/Arr.: B. Restorff
2008Ca. 4:40Manuscript
»NORSKA LØVA« 2. movement
(FOR MEDIUM ORCHESTRA)
Comp.: William Heinesen/Arr.: B. Restorff
2008Ca. 2:28Manuscript
»NORSKA LØVA« 3. movement
(FOR MEDIUM ORCHESTRA)
Comp.: William Heinesen/Arr.: B. Restorff
2008Ca. 2:45Manuscript
»NORSKA LØVA« 4. movement
(FOR MEDIUM ORCHESTRA)
Comp.: William Heinesen/Arr.: B. Restorff
2008Ca. 3:47Manuscript
»PATER NOSTER«
(PRO DUOBUS CHORIS MIXTIS)
2001Ca. 8:50Egið forlagTarira »Døgg« 2008
»BOÐAR TÚ TIL ALLAR TJÓÐIR«
(TTBB)
Comp.: Johann Schop/Arr.: B. Restorff
2001Ca. 3:07ManuscriptTórshavnar Manskór »Væl má gagnast« 2008
»UPP ALT, IÐ HARRIN HEVUR GJØRT«
(TTBB)
Comp.: Czech 1576/Arr.: B. Restorff
2001Ca. 4:16ManuscriptTórshavnar Manskór »Væl má gagnast« 2008
»PSALMUS CXXIX« (versus 1 et 7)
(PRO CHORO MIXTO VEL
CHORO PUERORUM VIRORUMQUE)
2000Ca. 5:15Egið forlag
»VETRARKÆTI«
(TTBB, electric guitar, 4 timpani & woodblock)
1999Ca. 5:00Manuscript
»ETT HELICONS BLOMSTER«
(Solo voice & string quartet)
Comp.: Regin Dahl/Arr.: B. Restorff
1998Ca. 3:46ManuscriptRegin Dahl »Tú lýsti...« 1998
»TJARNAREYGA«
(TTBB)
Comp.: Heri Kragesteen/Arr.: B. Restorff
19951:30ManuscriptTórshavnar Manskór »Tórshavnar Manskór« 1997
»JEG VIL MIG HERREN LOVE«
(Solo voice & TTBB)
Listen to the music
1994Ca. 4:00ManuscriptTórshavnar Manskór »Væl má gagnast« 2008
»SKYGNI«
(Lead voice, male choir, saxofone,
piano, bass- & lead guitar)
Comp.: Kári Leivsson/Arr.: B. Restorff
1992Ca. 4:30ManuscriptKári p »Hinumegin ringvegin«
»REGN«
(Solo & SSAATTBB)
1991Ca. 6:30Egið forlagTórshavnar kamarkór »Várlongsil« 1998
»REGIN SMIÐUR«
(Lead voice, guitar, percussions & TTBB)
1990Ca. 5:40ManuscriptTórshavnar Manskór »Tórshavnar Manskór« 1997
&
Karlakór Reykjavíkur »Áfram veginn« 2008
»LJÓS Í MYRKRI«
(Lead voice, male- female- & mixed choir,
blues harp, recorder and 2 guitars)
Comp.: Jógvan A. Joensen/Arr.: B. Restorff
1990Ca. 3:00Manuscript»Amnesty tónar« 1991/2011
»DEEP RIVER«
(Soprano, TTBB)
Am. Trad/Arr.: B. Restorff
1987Ca. 4:00ManuscriptTórshavnar Manskór »Tórshavnar Manskór« 1997
»JOSHUA FIT DE BATTLE OB JERICHO«
(Solo, TTBB)
Am. Trad/Arr.: B. Restorff
1987Ca. 2:00ManuscriptTórshavnar Manskór »Væl má gagnast« 2008
»JEG VIL MIG HERREN LOFVE«
(FOR MIXED CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA)
1985Ca. 9:00ManuscriptUnauthorized: »Faroese Broadcasting« 1996
»ORÐINI«
(SATB)
1983Ca. 2:44Egið forlagTórshavnar kamarkór & Havnarkórið »Blátt« 1987
&
Tórshavnar kamarkór »Várlongsil« 1998
»ORÐINI«
(TTBB)
1983Ca. 2:44Manuscript