Kristian Blak

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Kristian's diverse musical background is reflected in the wide array of music he composes, uniting ethnic music with new compositional techniques.

Born in the Danish peninsula of Jutland in 1947, Kristian relocated to the Faroe Islands in '74, where he's lived ever since, and where he's written the majority of his works.

​Kristian has composed solo instrumental works, chamber music choral works as well as symphonic music, such as the ballet Harra Pætur og Elinborg.

Having made numerous recordings as a performer, Kristian has also toured the globe widely with his own jazz and folk music ensembles.

In addition to this, Kristian works as manager and CEO of the Tutl Records label and is artistic director of the popular Summartónar festival.

Kristian Blak is widely regarded as one of the most prominent and important figures of Faroese music history, playing a central role in the musical life and culture of the islands.

http://www.kristianblak.com

Title Instrument Year Duration Publisher Recording
Three Atlantic Songs for Two Saxophones
EG AD ØLLUM ss bs.pdf
Farvel, farvel ss, bs.pdf
FOSSEGRIMEN & NARCISSUS ss, bs.pdf
saxophone20179manus
THREE GREENLANDIC SONGS FOR ORGANorgan20178manustest
Svinoy
Svinoy cl-pf 2016 .pdf
cl, pno20167Manus
Hojlyksalig
HOJLYKSALIG FL PF.pdf
fl, pno20166Manus
Vatn og vindur (for ensemble of 24 players)20169Manus
TRIO FOR TRUMPET, SAXOPHONE and TROMBONE (new instrumentation of TRIO from 1985)
TRIO FOR TRUMPET, SAXOPHONE and TROMBONE Transposed - Score.
trb, saxophone, trp20166Manus
Water & Dregil
Water and Dregil 2015.pdf
pno20156Manus
Purim Spiel for Estera
Purim Spiel for Estera.pdf
vlc, fl, pno20159Manus
Ljos i ljodii, Opera
LJOS I LJOdI OPERA I-IX 2016.pdf
vln, cl, fl, saxophone, drumset, cb, pno, SATB, voice201570Manus
WATER & SHIPS, STRING QUARTET no 6
WATER & SHIPS, STRING QUARTET no 6.mus.pdf
string201410'manus
JOHN TCHICAI VISITS THE FAROE ISLANDS
JOHN TCHICAI VISITS THE FAROE ISLANDS.pdf
20148'manus
Encore, for Harp and Percussion
ENCORE, for Harp and Percussion.pdf
20142'manus
Duo for Violin and Guitar
Duo vl gt 1st movement.pdf
Duo vl gt 2nd movement.pdf
Duo vl gt 3rd movement.pdf
vln, gtr201411'manus
Water and Wind
Water and Wind.pdf
pno20146'manus
Svabo - version for fl, cl, vla, cb
Svabo1.polonaise 2014.pdf
Svabo 2 CAPRICIOSO 2014.pdf
Svabo3. Engelsk 2014.pdf
Svabo 4.Vísa 2014.pdf
Svabo5.TrampeDans 2014.pdf
cl, vla, fl, cb201410manus
MASQUES
MASQUES 1. OUVERTURE CANTO CARNASCIALESCO.pdf
MASQUES (2) DER JUDEN TANZ MELANCHOLICO.pdf
MASQUES (3) HOFTANZ CHOLERICO.pdf
MASQUES (4) ENGLISH DOMPE FLEGMATICO.pdf
MASQUES (5) BALLETTO SANGUINO.pdf
vln, cl, trb, tuba, gtr, perc, saxophone, drumset, cb, pno, trp201420Manus
Gjogv
GJOGV SCORE.mus.pdf
trb, electronics, perc20137'manus
Tsjelovek for Harp and Percussion
TSJELOVEK HARPVERK.pdf
20127'
Blankan (short opera)
BLANKAN Score.pdf
vln, vla, bsn, gtr, voice201213'
Water and Stone
Water and Stone.pdf
pno20126'manus
Salmalag
Salmalag for Trumpet and Piano.pdf
pno, trp20115'manus
Fossegrimens dialog med Narcissus
FOSSEGRIMEN & NARCISSUS.pdf
saxophone, cb20117'manus
A Child Went Forth (Walt Whitman)
A Child Went Forth.pdf
gtr, voice20115.30'manus
Piano Quartet
Piano Quartet I "Vatn & Grót".pdf
Piano Quartet II "Vindur".pdf
Piano Quartet III "Sjógvur & Tari".pdf
vln, vla, vlc, pno201115'manus
Ljóð
Ljóð Trio Vl, Tp (in D), Pf.pdf
Ljod Trio Vl, Tp (in D), Pf.pdf
vln, pno, trp20108manus
EG MOYNI TAÐ! (You don't say!) Saxophone Quartet
Eg moyni tað (Saxophone Quartet).pdf
Eg moyni tad (Saxophone Quartet).pdf
saxophone201011manus
Tístram
TÍSTRAM.pdf
TISTRAM with foot stamps.mus.pdf
TISTRAM.pdf
vla20107manus
Raukar
Raukar. Woodwind Quintet.pdf
woodwind20106'manus
Le Vent du Nord
LE VENT DU NORD.pdf
woodwind, pno, trp, trb200910manus
Bárður
BÁRÐUR.pdf
BARDUR trio.pdf
BARDUR GRAFISKT 1.jpg
BARDUR GRAFISKT 2.jpg
cl, gtr, voice200912manus
Landslag no. 2 (Hertugen)
Hertugen (cl-g).pdf
gtr, cl20093manus
Pzauner (bcl, trb, vcl, cb)
PZAUNER.pdf
vlc, cb, cl, trb20099manus
"Duologues". Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasilcb, gtr, pno, fl, saxophone200835manus"Duologues" TUTL HJF188
"Tinna og Tám".pno, voice, electronics200830manus"Tinna og Tám" TUTL RIT002
Lady Frere, String Quartet no. 5
STRING QUARTET no.5.pdf
string200810manus"The Bow Project" TUTL FKT044
Roumanescue
Roumanescue.pdf
vla, pno, saxophone20075manus
Drrrunnn. Aviphonie no. 5.cl, electronics200712manus
Air
AIR (Sinfonietta).mus.pdf
AIR (Sinfonietta).mus.pdf
sinfonietta200714manus
Air
AIR (Sinfonietta).mus.pdf
cb, gtr, pno, fl, saxophone, voice, electronics, drumset200714manus
Four Elements
FOUR ELEMENTS choir.pdf
SATB20067manus
Ice Cap
Ice Cap (Horntrio) 1. sats.pdf
Ice Cap (Horn Trio) II. Ice Cap.pdf
Ice Cap (Horn Trio) III. Drum Contest.pdf
vln, cor, pno200611manus
Suite for Three Instruments
Guitar&Violin&Bass-II-II Psaume - "Bort, bort".pdf
Guitar&Violin&Bass-III Slip Jig - "Sorgen var i min hu ".pd
Guitar&Violin&Bass-IV-IV Ballade - "Sinklar".pdf
Guitar&Violin&Bass-V-V Swing - "Eg sat mær".pdf
vln, gtr, cb200614manus
"Risastova". Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasilcb, gtr, pno, saxophone, voice200620manus"Risastova" TUTL HJF111
"Askur". Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil. Co-written workcb, gtr, pno, perc, saxophone, voice, elbas, drumset200640manus"Askur" TUTL HJF133
"Avanersuaq". Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil. Co-written with Rasmus Lyberthvln, cb, gtr, pno, perc, voice200640manus
"Fimm hurðar". Work including improvisationpno, perc, saxophone200625manus
Hr Sinklar does not listen to his Conscience
Hr Sinklar does not listen to his Conscience.pdf
trb, pno20058manus
Drrrunnn. Aviphonie no. 4.
DRRRUNNN NON-transposed SAXES.pdf
saxophone, electronics200512manus
Umiaq Kvartettvlc, pno, fl, cl20058manus
Et barn er født i Bethlehem Kvartettvlc, pno, fl, cl20054manus
Tað heila gongur av lagivlc, pno, fl, cl20054manus
40 Mile Ground
40 Mile Ground.pdf
gtr20058manus
Stone Forest
ACCORDION 4-tet 2005.pdf
vlc, acc, fl, voice200418manus
Fuglamál. Aviphonie no. 3. A sound composition for Birds and Nature Soundselectronics200360manus"Fuglamál" TUTL FKT025
Arnhild og Eystein. Operavoice200375manusRadio Transmission
Rapaces
Rapaces for trumpet in C and trombone.pdf
trb, trp20028manus
Fuglar á ferð. Aviphonie no. 2 for Bird and Nature Sounds and 7 instrumentsvln, vlc, pno, ob, cl, perc, saxophone, electronics200260manus
"Yggdrasil". Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasilcb, gtr, pno, fl, saxophone, voice, drumset200240manus"Yggdrasil" TUTL HJF088
"Vágatunnilin". Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasilvln, cb, gtr, pno, voice, drumset200220manus"Risastova" TUTL HJF111
"Pump Fiction" (Oddfríður Rasmussen). Work including improvisation. Co-written work.trb, drumset, organ200225manus
Landslag no. 2 (Hertugen)
Folk Songs, HERTUGEN vcl-g.pdf
vlc, gtr20016manus "Contours" TUTL FKT023
Shaman for sinfonietta, ethnic instruments
Shaman I-II score.pdf
sinfonietta200120manus'Úr Hólminum' TUTL FKT022
Landslag no. 3gtr, fl20016manus
Landslag no. 2 (Bort, bort)
Bort, bort (g, vcl) 2001.pdf
vlc, gtr20013manus"Contours" TUTL FKT023
Landslag no. 2 (tað heila gongur av lagi)
tad heila gongur av lagi.pdf
vlc, gtr20014manus"Contours" TUTL FKT023
Dialogue no. 2
Dialogue no 2 score (transp).pdf
cl, pno20008manus
Landslag no. 1vlc20008manus"Contours" TUTL FKT023
Contours. String Quartet no. 4
String Quartet no. 4 I. movement Score.pdf
String Quartet no 4 II mov Score.pdf
String Quartet no 4 III mov Score.pdf
String Quartet no 4 mov IV-V Score.pdf
string200020manus 'Contours' TUTL FKT023
"Brahmk". Work including improvisationcb, gtr, pno, saxophone, drumset200012manus
Folk songs for viola & harpsichord
Hertugen - folk song for viola & harpsichord.pdf
Bort, bort - folk song for viola & harpsichord.pdf
Tað heila gongur av lagi - folk song for viola & harpsichor
vla, cemb200011ManusFKT033 & FKT023
Folk songs - for flute & piano/harpsichord (alternative instrumentation)
Hertugen - folk song for flute & piano:harpsichord.pdf
Bort, bort - folk song for flute & piano.pdf
Tað heila gongur av lagi - folksongs for flute & piano:harp
fl, pno200011manus
Folk songs - for flute & piano/harpsichord (alternative instrumentation)
Hertugen - folk song for flute & piano:harpsichord.pdf
Bort, bort - folk song for flute & piano.pdf
Tað heila gongur av lagi - folksongs for flute & piano:harp
fl, pno200011manus
Snjó
Snjó.pdf
trp199910manus
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Violin Sonata I rev. 2014.mus.pdf
Violin Sonata II rev. 2013.mus.pdf
Violin Sonata III rev. 2013.mus.pdf
vln, pno199810manus
"Klæmint". Work including improvisationgtr, pno, trp, voice, elbas199840manus"Klæmint" TUTL HJF055
"Préludes". Work including improvisationcb, pno199840manus"Préludes" TUTL HJF077
Crabbed Age
CRABBED AGE Am.pdf
CRABBED AGE G#.pdf
pno, voice19985'manus
Vienne la Nuit. Concerto for Horn and Chamber Ensemblevln, cl, vla, vlc, gtr, fl, cor, pno199712manus'Úr Hólminum' TUTL FKT022
Thi glæder sigSATB, voice19975manus
Hogboy. Concerto for Bouble Bass and Chamber Ensemble
Hogboy (transp.).pdf
vln, cl, vlc, fl, perc, cb, pno199714manus'Úr Hólminum' TUTL FKT022
Harpan - for harp solo199715manus
"Shalder geo". Work including improvisationcb, gtr, pno, organ, recorder199740manus"Shalder geo" TUTL HJF044
Mjøllhvít
Mjøllhvít (solo vl).pdf
vln19967manus"Dedicated" TUTL FKT019
Harpan. Concerto for Harp and Orchestrasymfoni orchestra199614manus"Four Concertos for Harp and Orchestra" TUTL FKT013
Steinskogurin - for accordion
STEINSKÓGURIN ACCORDION SOLO 1995.pdf
STEINSKOGURIN ACCORDION SOLO 1995.pdf
acc19958manus
Fuglar. Aviphonie no. 1electronics, organ199515manus
Orgulkoral yvir O Aegtestand
O ægtestand.pdf
O aegtestand.pdf
organ19958manus
Lagrecorder19955manus
Sekstett - for Flute Ensemble and Pianopno, fl19958manus
Trio (with electronics ad lib)vln, vlc, pno199512manus
12 Klaverstykki for 2 Pianospno199520manus
Stevnabrassband199510manus
Úr Hólminum
UR HOLMINUM score.pdf
vln, sinfonietta, cl, trb, vla, bsn, vlc, fl, cor, cb, pno, ob, trp199512manus'Úr Hólminum' TUTL FKT022
Ljus och Mörker
Ljus och Mörker (clBb).pdf
Ljus och Morker (clBb).pdf
cl19957manus
12 Klaverstykki
WH [1] Oprindelsen .pdf
WH [2] Aftenens horn.pdf
WH [3] Vandhanen.pdf
WH [4] Røg.pdf
WH [5] Ordene.pdf
WH [6] Guds gulv.pdf
WH [7] Sommerpigerne.pdf
WH [8] Tiden iler.pdf
WH [9] Jordpigen Øssemødl.pdf
WH [10] Fyrmester Debess.pdf
WH [11] Slædefarten.pdf
WH [12] Nytår.pdf
pno199532manus
Stjørnur
I ORION.pdf
II TAURUS.pdf
III auriga.pdf
IV Nordlys.pdf
Constellations V.pdf
woodwind199410manusBIS 1085
Visa og 10 variationer
VISA OG 10 VARIATIONER.pdf
vln, pno19948manus
"Drangar". Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasilcb, gtr, pno, fl, saxophone, voice, drumset199440manus"Drangar" TUTL HJF033
Dialogue no. 1
Dialogue (cl, g).pdf
gtr, cl19938manus"Boreas" TUTL FKT006
Thi glæder sig - for 4 solo singersvoice19935manus
Álvarann
Alvarann.pdf
vln19938manus 'Undirlýsi' TUTL FKT008
Ocean (William Heinesen)cb, pno, fl, voice19938manus
Bomans Triovln, fl, trp199312manus
Concerto for Double Bass and Baroque Orchestracb, symfoni orchestra199325manus "Undirlýsi" TUTL FKT008
O Might those Teares (John Dunne)SATB, voice19934manus
Primavera
Primavera 1st Movement - score.pdf
Primavera 2nd Movement - score.pdf
Primavera 3rd Movement - score.pdf
vln, fl, pno19938manus
Miniatures I-XII
Miniatures I-XI 2016 Bb-Piccolo.trp & Cor are transposed (19
brass, brassq199212manus
Oprindelsen
WH [1] Oprindelsen .pdf
pno19928manus
Undirlýsi. String Quartet no. 3string199218manus'Undirlýsi' TUTL FKT008
Svabovla, pno, cl, cor199110manus"Boreas" TUTL FKT006
Ariettes
Ariettes I "Les sanglots".pdf
Ariettes II "Voici des fleurs".pdf
Ariettes III "Ariette oubliée".pdf
vlc19918manus 'Images' TUTL FKT005
Bøhmerlands Dronning
Boehmerlands dronning.pdf
vln19918manus 'Images' TUTL FKT005 and FKT021
Heimkoma - for Choir and 2 solo voices (Rói Patursson)SATB, voice19906manus
Várvindar (Arnbjørn Danielsen) - for Voice and Pianopno, voice19908manus
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestrasymfoni orchestra, cl199025Samfundet"Landið" TUTL FKT007
Sekstettvln, vlc, pno, fl, cl, cor19908manus"Ávaringar" TUTL FKT004
"The Invisible Trumpet". Work including improvisationgtr, pno, trp, saxophone199040manus
Sonata
Sonata for Piano.pdf
pno198912manusLP CN102
Várvindar (Arnbjørn Danielsen) - for Voice, Clarinet, Trombone and Bass
Várvindar (v, cl, trb, cb).pdf
Varvindar (v, cl, trb, cb).pdf
cl, trb, cb, voice19898manus
Steinar (Karsten Hoydal)
Steinar.pdf
pno, voice19893manus
"Firra". Work including improvisationcb, gtr, pno, saxophone, drumset, organ198940manus"Firra" TUTL HJF023
"Addeq". Work including improvisationcb, gtr, pno, perc, voice198940manus"Addeq" TUTL HJF022
Ilepno19888manus"Træið" TUTL FKT003
Nadn - for Violin and Guitarvln, gtr19888manus "Images" TUTL FKT005
Harpu Ríma - for Flute, Harp/Harpsichordcemb, fl19884manus "Ávaringar" TUTL FKT004
Tårnet
TÃ¥rnet (fl).pdf
Taarnet (fl).pdf
fl19884manus'Træið' TUTL FKT003
Nadn - version for solo Cellovlc19888manus"Contours" TUTL FKT023
Nadn - version for Guitar Quartetgtr19888manus
Brøytingarcb, gtr, pno, fl, electronics, drumset198840manus"Brøytingar" TUTL HJF021
Images. String Quartet no. 2string198715manus'Images' TUTL FKT005
Elinborgstring19876manus"Images" TUTL FKT005
Harra Pætur og Elinborg - balletsymfoni orchestra198752manus"Harra Pætur og Elinborg" TUTL FKT002
Harra Pætur og Elinborg - suitesymfoni orchestra198720manus
Concerto for Flute and Orchestrasymfoni orchestra, fl198715manus"Ávaringar" TUTL FKT004
Heimkoma - for Choir, Flute and Clarinet (Rói Patursson)cl, fl, SATB19866manus
Trio for flute, clarinet and bassoon
TRIO FOR FLUTE, CLARINET AND BASOON.pdf
fl, cl, bsn19856:00manus"Ávaringar" TUTL FKT004
Lundanevið - balletvln, pno, cl, recorder198515manus
Fýra sangir fyri kór og floytu 1. Dunið, dunið av vestansjógv 2. Morgun í Havn 3. Hitt blinda liðið 4. Barn (Chr. Matras)fl, SATB198510manus
"The Four Towers" - ballet. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasilcb, gtr, pno, fl, perc, saxophone, drumset198540manus"The Four Towers" TUTL HJF019
Rørsla. String quartet nr. 1
STRING QUARTET II movement.pdf
string19849:00manus"Images" TUTL FKT005
Decettvln, vla, vlc, cb, fl, ob, cl, bsn, cor19848:00manus
"Concerto Grotto". Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasilcb, gtr, pno, fl, perc, saxophone, drumset198440manus"Concerto Grotto" TUTL HJF018
Rørsla. String quartet no. 1 (I movement)
STRING QUARTET I movement.pdf
string19849manus"Images" TUTL FKT005
"Heygar og Dreygar". Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasilcb, gtr, pno, fl, saxophone, drumset198340manus"Heygar og Dreygar" TUTL HJF015
"Yggdrasil træið". Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasilcb, gtr, fl, perc, saxophone, organ198320manus
"Kingoløg". Work including improvisationcb, pno, ob, bsn, recorder198340manus"Kingoløg" TUTL HJF016
"Ravnating". Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasilcb, gtr, pno, fl, drumset198240manus"Ravnating" TUTL HJF013
"Den Yderste ø"(William Heinesen) Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasilgtr, fl, saxophone, cb, pno, voice198140manus'Den Yderste ø' TUTL HJF012
"Snjóuglan". Work including improvisationvln, cb, gtr, pno, saxophone, drumset197940manus"Snjóuglan" TUTL HJF007

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