Bjarni Restorff

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 especiallyTórshavn 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
2008 Ca. 2:37 Manuscript Peter Hentze Niclasen »Fýra bjarkir« 2008
»DE PROFUNDIS«
(FOR MIXED CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA)
Listen to the music
2008 Ca. 10:30 Manuscript Unauthorized: »Faroese Broadcasting« 2010
»NORSKA LØVA« 1. movement
(FOR MEDIUM ORCHESTRA)
Comp.: William Heinesen/Arr.: B. Restorff
2008 Ca. 4:40 Manuscript
»NORSKA LØVA« 2. movement
(FOR MEDIUM ORCHESTRA)
Comp.: William Heinesen/Arr.: B. Restorff
2008 Ca. 2:28 Manuscript
»NORSKA LØVA« 3. movement
(FOR MEDIUM ORCHESTRA)
Comp.: William Heinesen/Arr.: B. Restorff
2008 Ca. 2:45 Manuscript
»NORSKA LØVA« 4. movement
(FOR MEDIUM ORCHESTRA)
Comp.: William Heinesen/Arr.: B. Restorff
2008 Ca. 3:47 Manuscript
»PATER NOSTER«
(PRO DUOBUS CHORIS MIXTIS)
2001 Ca. 8:50 Egið forlag Tarira »Døgg« 2008
»BOÐAR TÚ TIL ALLAR TJÓÐIR«
(TTBB)
Comp.: Johann Schop/Arr.: B. Restorff
2001 Ca. 3:07 Manuscript Tórshavnar Manskór »Væl má gagnast« 2008
»UPP ALT, IÐ HARRIN HEVUR GJØRT«
(TTBB)
Comp.: Czech 1576/Arr.: B. Restorff
2001 Ca. 4:16 Manuscript Tórshavnar Manskór »Væl má gagnast« 2008
»PSALMUS CXXIX« (versus 1 et 7)
(PRO CHORO MIXTO VEL
CHORO PUERORUM VIRORUMQUE)
2000 Ca. 5:15 Egið forlag
»VETRARKÆTI«
(TTBB, electric guitar, 4 timpani & woodblock)
1999 Ca. 5:00 Manuscript
»ETT HELICONS BLOMSTER«
(Solo voice & string quartet)
Comp.: Regin Dahl/Arr.: B. Restorff
1998 Ca. 3:46 Manuscript Regin Dahl »Tú lýsti…« 1998
»TJARNAREYGA«
(TTBB)
Comp.: Heri Kragesteen/Arr.: B. Restorff
1995 1:30 Manuscript Tórshavnar Manskór »Tórshavnar Manskór« 1997
»JEG VIL MIG HERREN LOVE«
(Solo voice & TTBB)
Listen to the music
1994 Ca. 4:00 Manuscript Tórshavnar Manskór »Væl má gagnast« 2008
»SKYGNI«
(Lead voice, male choir, saxofone,
piano, bass- & lead guitar)
Comp.: Kári Leivsson/Arr.: B. Restorff
1992 Ca. 4:30 Manuscript Kári p »Hinumegin ringvegin«
»REGN«
(Solo & SSAATTBB)
1991 Ca. 6:30 Egið forlag Tórshavnar kamarkór »Várlongsil« 1998
»REGIN SMIÐUR«
(Lead voice, guitar, percussions & TTBB)
1990 Ca. 5:40 Manuscript Tórshavnar 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
1990 Ca. 3:00 Manuscript »Amnesty tónar« 1991/2011
»DEEP RIVER«
(Soprano, TTBB)
Am. Trad/Arr.: B. Restorff
1987 Ca. 4:00 Manuscript Tórshavnar Manskór »Tórshavnar Manskór« 1997
»JOSHUA FIT DE BATTLE OB JERICHO«
(Solo, TTBB)
Am. Trad/Arr.: B. Restorff
1987 Ca. 2:00 Manuscript Tórshavnar Manskór »Væl má gagnast« 2008
»JEG VIL MIG HERREN LOFVE«
(FOR MIXED CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA)
1985 Ca. 9:00 Manuscript Unauthorized: »Faroese Broadcasting« 1996
»ORÐINI«
(SATB)
1983 Ca. 2:44 Egið forlag Tórshavnar kamarkór & Havnarkórið »Blátt« 1987
&
Tórshavnar kamarkór »Várlongsil« 1998
»ORÐINI«
(TTBB)
1983 Ca. 2:44 Manuscript