Kristian Blak

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

Primavera I sats.pdf

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
saxophone 2017 9 manus
THREE GREENLANDIC SONGS FOR ORGAN organ 2017 8 manus test
Svinoy
Svinoy cl-pf 2016 .pdf
cl, pno 2016 7 Manus
Hojlyksalig
HOJLYKSALIG FL PF.pdf
fl, pno 2016 6 Manus
Vatn og vindur (for ensemble of 24 players) 2016 9 Manus
TRIO FOR TRUMPET, SAXOPHONE and TROMBONE (new instrumentation of TRIO from 1985)
TRIO FOR TRUMPET, SAXOPHONE and TROMBONE Transposed – Score.
trb, saxophone, trp 2016 6 Manus
Water & Dregil
Water and Dregil 2015.pdf
pno 2015 6 Manus
Purim Spiel for Estera
Purim Spiel for Estera.pdf
vlc, fl, pno 2015 9 Manus
Ljos i ljodii, Opera
LJOS I LJOdI OPERA I-IX 2016.pdf
vln, cl, fl, saxophone, drumset, cb, pno, SATB, voice 2015 70 Manus
WATER & SHIPS, STRING QUARTET no 6
WATER & SHIPS, STRING QUARTET no 6.mus.pdf
string 2014 10′ manus
JOHN TCHICAI VISITS THE FAROE ISLANDS
JOHN TCHICAI VISITS THE FAROE ISLANDS.pdf
2014 8′ manus
Encore, for Harp and Percussion
ENCORE, for Harp and Percussion.pdf
2014 2′ 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, gtr 2014 11′ manus
Water and Wind
Water and Wind.pdf
pno 2014 6′ 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, cb 2014 10 manus
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, trp 2014 20 Manus
Gjogv
GJOGV SCORE.mus.pdf
trb, electronics, perc 2013 7′ manus
Tsjelovek for Harp and Percussion
TSJELOVEK HARPVERK.pdf
2012 7′
Blankan (short opera)
BLANKAN Score.pdf
vln, vla, bsn, gtr, voice 2012 13′
Water and Stone
Water and Stone.pdf
pno 2012 6′ manus
Salmalag
Salmalag for Trumpet and Piano.pdf
pno, trp 2011 5′ manus
Fossegrimens dialog med Narcissus
FOSSEGRIMEN & NARCISSUS.pdf
saxophone, cb 2011 7′ manus
A Child Went Forth (Walt Whitman)
A Child Went Forth.pdf
gtr, voice 2011 5.30′ manus
Piano Quartet
Piano Quartet I “Vatn & Grót”.pdf
Piano Quartet II “Vindur”.pdf
Piano Quartet III “Sjógvur & Tari”.pdf
vln, vla, vlc, pno 2011 15′ manus
Ljóð
Ljóð Trio Vl, Tp (in D), Pf.pdf
Ljod Trio Vl, Tp (in D), Pf.pdf
vln, pno, trp 2010 8 manus
EG MOYNI TAÐ! (You don’t say!) Saxophone Quartet
Eg moyni tað (Saxophone Quartet).pdf
Eg moyni tad (Saxophone Quartet).pdf
saxophone 2010 11 manus
Tístram
TÍSTRAM.pdf
TISTRAM with foot stamps.mus.pdf
TISTRAM.pdf
vla 2010 7 manus
Raukar
Raukar. Woodwind Quintet.pdf
woodwind 2010 6′ manus
Le Vent du Nord
LE VENT DU NORD.pdf
woodwind, pno, trp, trb 2009 10 manus
Bárður
BÁRÐUR.pdf
BARDUR trio.pdf
BARDUR GRAFISKT 1.jpg
BARDUR GRAFISKT 2.jpg
cl, gtr, voice 2009 12 manus
Landslag no. 2 (Hertugen)
Hertugen (cl-g).pdf
gtr, cl 2009 3 manus
Pzauner (bcl, trb, vcl, cb)
PZAUNER.pdf
vlc, cb, cl, trb 2009 9 manus
“Duologues”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil cb, gtr, pno, fl, saxophone 2008 35 manus “Duologues” TUTL HJF188
“Tinna og Tám”. pno, voice, electronics 2008 30 manus “Tinna og Tám” TUTL RIT002
Lady Frere, String Quartet no. 5
STRING QUARTET no.5.pdf
string 2008 10 manus “The Bow Project” TUTL FKT044
Roumanescue
Roumanescue.pdf
vla, pno, saxophone 2007 5 manus
Drrrunnn. Aviphonie no. 5. cl, electronics 2007 12 manus
Air
AIR (Sinfonietta).mus.pdf
AIR (Sinfonietta).mus.pdf
sinfonietta 2007 14 manus
Air
AIR (Sinfonietta).mus.pdf
cb, gtr, pno, fl, saxophone, voice, electronics, drumset 2007 14 manus
Four Elements
FOUR ELEMENTS choir.pdf
SATB 2006 7 manus
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, pno 2006 11 manus
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, cb 2006 14 manus
“Risastova”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil cb, gtr, pno, saxophone, voice 2006 20 manus “Risastova” TUTL HJF111
“Askur”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil. Co-written work cb, gtr, pno, perc, saxophone, voice, elbas, drumset 2006 40 manus “Askur” TUTL HJF133
“Avanersuaq”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil. Co-written with Rasmus Lyberth vln, cb, gtr, pno, perc, voice 2006 40 manus
“Fimm hurðar”. Work including improvisation pno, perc, saxophone 2006 25 manus
Hr Sinklar does not listen to his Conscience
Hr Sinklar does not listen to his Conscience.pdf
trb, pno 2005 8 manus
Drrrunnn. Aviphonie no. 4.
DRRRUNNN NON-transposed SAXES.pdf
saxophone, electronics 2005 12 manus
Umiaq Kvartett vlc, pno, fl, cl 2005 8 manus
Et barn er født i Bethlehem Kvartett vlc, pno, fl, cl 2005 4 manus
Tað heila gongur av lagi vlc, pno, fl, cl 2005 4 manus
40 Mile Ground
40 Mile Ground.pdf
gtr 2005 8 manus
Stone Forest
ACCORDION 4-tet 2005.pdf
vlc, acc, fl, voice 2004 18 manus
Fuglamál. Aviphonie no. 3. A sound composition for Birds and Nature Sounds electronics 2003 60 manus “Fuglamál” TUTL FKT025
Arnhild og Eystein. Opera voice 2003 75 manus Radio Transmission
Rapaces
Rapaces for trumpet in C and trombone.pdf
trb, trp 2002 8 manus
Fuglar á ferð. Aviphonie no. 2 for Bird and Nature Sounds and 7 instruments vln, vlc, pno, ob, cl, perc, saxophone, electronics 2002 60 manus
“Yggdrasil”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil cb, gtr, pno, fl, saxophone, voice, drumset 2002 40 manus “Yggdrasil” TUTL HJF088
“Vágatunnilin”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil vln, cb, gtr, pno, voice, drumset 2002 20 manus “Risastova” TUTL HJF111
“Pump Fiction” (Oddfríður Rasmussen). Work including improvisation. Co-written work. trb, drumset, organ 2002 25 manus
Landslag no. 2 (Hertugen)
Folk Songs, HERTUGEN vcl-g.pdf
vlc, gtr 2001 6 manus “Contours” TUTL FKT023
Shaman for sinfonietta, ethnic instruments
Shaman I-II score.pdf
sinfonietta 2001 20 manus ‘Úr Hólminum’ TUTL FKT022
Landslag no. 3 gtr, fl 2001 6 manus
Landslag no. 2 (Bort, bort)
Bort, bort (g, vcl) 2001.pdf
vlc, gtr 2001 3 manus “Contours” TUTL FKT023
Landslag no. 2 (tað heila gongur av lagi)
tad heila gongur av lagi.pdf
vlc, gtr 2001 4 manus “Contours” TUTL FKT023
Dialogue no. 2
Dialogue no 2 score (transp).pdf
cl, pno 2000 8 manus
Landslag no. 1 vlc 2000 8 manus “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
string 2000 20 manus ‘Contours’ TUTL FKT023
“Brahmk”. Work including improvisation cb, gtr, pno, saxophone, drumset 2000 12 manus
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, cemb 2000 11 Manus FKT033 & 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, pno 2000 11 manus
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, pno 2000 11 manus
Snjó
Snjó.pdf
trp 1999 10 manus
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, pno 1998 10 manus
“Klæmint”. Work including improvisation gtr, pno, trp, voice, elbas 1998 40 manus “Klæmint” TUTL HJF055
“Préludes”. Work including improvisation cb, pno 1998 40 manus “Préludes” TUTL HJF077
Crabbed Age
CRABBED AGE Am.pdf
CRABBED AGE G#.pdf
pno, voice 1998 5′ manus
Vienne la Nuit. Concerto for Horn and Chamber Ensemble vln, cl, vla, vlc, gtr, fl, cor, pno 1997 12 manus ‘Úr Hólminum’ TUTL FKT022
Thi glæder sig SATB, voice 1997 5 manus
Hogboy. Concerto for Bouble Bass and Chamber Ensemble
Hogboy (transp.).pdf
vln, cl, vlc, fl, perc, cb, pno 1997 14 manus ‘Úr Hólminum’ TUTL FKT022
Harpan – for harp solo 1997 15 manus
“Shalder geo”. Work including improvisation cb, gtr, pno, organ, recorder 1997 40 manus “Shalder geo” TUTL HJF044
Mjøllhvít
Mjøllhvít (solo vl).pdf
vln 1996 7 manus “Dedicated” TUTL FKT019
Harpan. Concerto for Harp and Orchestra symfoni orchestra 1996 14 manus “Four Concertos for Harp and Orchestra” TUTL FKT013
Steinskogurin – for accordion
STEINSKÓGURIN ACCORDION SOLO 1995.pdf
STEINSKOGURIN ACCORDION SOLO 1995.pdf
acc 1995 8 manus
Fuglar. Aviphonie no. 1 electronics, organ 1995 15 manus
Orgulkoral yvir O Aegtestand
O ægtestand.pdf
O aegtestand.pdf
organ 1995 8 manus
Lag recorder 1995 5 manus
Sekstett – for Flute Ensemble and Piano pno, fl 1995 8 manus
Trio (with electronics ad lib) vln, vlc, pno 1995 12 manus
12 Klaverstykki for 2 Pianos pno 1995 20 manus
Stevna brassband 1995 10 manus
Úr Hólminum
UR HOLMINUM score.pdf
vln, sinfonietta, cl, trb, vla, bsn, vlc, fl, cor, cb, pno, ob, trp 1995 12 manus ‘Úr Hólminum’ TUTL FKT022
Ljus och Mörker
Ljus och Mörker (clBb).pdf
Ljus och Morker (clBb).pdf
cl 1995 7 manus
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
pno 1995 32 manus
Stjørnur
I ORION.pdf
II TAURUS.pdf
III auriga.pdf
IV Nordlys.pdf
Constellations V.pdf
woodwind 1994 10 manus BIS 1085
Visa og 10 variationer
VISA OG 10 VARIATIONER.pdf
vln, pno 1994 8 manus
“Drangar”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil cb, gtr, pno, fl, saxophone, voice, drumset 1994 40 manus “Drangar” TUTL HJF033
Dialogue no. 1
Dialogue (cl, g).pdf
gtr, cl 1993 8 manus “Boreas” TUTL FKT006
Thi glæder sig – for 4 solo singers voice 1993 5 manus
Álvarann
Alvarann.pdf
vln 1993 8 manus ‘Undirlýsi’ TUTL FKT008
Ocean (William Heinesen) cb, pno, fl, voice 1993 8 manus
Bomans Trio vln, fl, trp 1993 12 manus
Concerto for Double Bass and Baroque Orchestra cb, symfoni orchestra 1993 25 manus “Undirlýsi” TUTL FKT008
O Might those Teares (John Dunne) SATB, voice 1993 4 manus
Primavera
Primavera 1st Movement – score.pdf
Primavera 2nd Movement – score.pdf
Primavera 3rd Movement – score.pdf
vln, fl, pno 1993 8 manus
Miniatures I-XII
Miniatures I-XI 2016 Bb-Piccolo.trp & Cor are transposed (19
brass, brassq 1992 12 manus
Oprindelsen
WH [1] Oprindelsen .pdf
pno 1992 8 manus
Undirlýsi. String Quartet no. 3 string 1992 18 manus ‘Undirlýsi’ TUTL FKT008
Svabo vla, pno, cl, cor 1991 10 manus “Boreas” TUTL FKT006
Ariettes
Ariettes I “Les sanglots”.pdf
Ariettes II “Voici des fleurs”.pdf
Ariettes III “Ariette oubliée”.pdf
vlc 1991 8 manus ‘Images’ TUTL FKT005
Bøhmerlands Dronning
Boehmerlands dronning.pdf
vln 1991 8 manus ‘Images’ TUTL FKT005 and FKT021
Heimkoma – for Choir and 2 solo voices (Rói Patursson) SATB, voice 1990 6 manus
Várvindar (Arnbjørn Danielsen) – for Voice and Piano pno, voice 1990 8 manus
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra symfoni orchestra, cl 1990 25 Samfundet “Landið” TUTL FKT007
Sekstett vln, vlc, pno, fl, cl, cor 1990 8 manus “Ávaringar” TUTL FKT004
“The Invisible Trumpet”. Work including improvisation gtr, pno, trp, saxophone 1990 40 manus
Sonata
Sonata for Piano.pdf
pno 1989 12 manus LP 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, voice 1989 8 manus
Steinar (Karsten Hoydal)
Steinar.pdf
pno, voice 1989 3 manus
“Firra”. Work including improvisation cb, gtr, pno, saxophone, drumset, organ 1989 40 manus “Firra” TUTL HJF023
“Addeq”. Work including improvisation cb, gtr, pno, perc, voice 1989 40 manus “Addeq” TUTL HJF022
Ile pno 1988 8 manus “Træið” TUTL FKT003
Nadn – for Violin and Guitar vln, gtr 1988 8 manus “Images” TUTL FKT005
Harpu Ríma – for Flute, Harp/Harpsichord cemb, fl 1988 4 manus “Ávaringar” TUTL FKT004
Tårnet
TÃ¥rnet (fl).pdf
Taarnet (fl).pdf
fl 1988 4 manus ‘Træið’ TUTL FKT003
Nadn – version for solo Cello vlc 1988 8 manus “Contours” TUTL FKT023
Nadn – version for Guitar Quartet gtr 1988 8 manus
Brøytingar cb, gtr, pno, fl, electronics, drumset 1988 40 manus “Brøytingar” TUTL HJF021
Images. String Quartet no. 2 string 1987 15 manus ‘Images’ TUTL FKT005
Elinborg string 1987 6 manus “Images” TUTL FKT005
Harra Pætur og Elinborg – ballet symfoni orchestra 1987 52 manus “Harra Pætur og Elinborg” TUTL FKT002
Harra Pætur og Elinborg – suite symfoni orchestra 1987 20 manus
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra symfoni orchestra, fl 1987 15 manus “Ávaringar” TUTL FKT004
Heimkoma – for Choir, Flute and Clarinet (Rói Patursson) cl, fl, SATB 1986 6 manus
Trio for flute, clarinet and bassoon
TRIO FOR FLUTE, CLARINET AND BASOON.pdf
fl, cl, bsn 1985 6:00 manus “Ávaringar” TUTL FKT004
Lundanevið – ballet vln, pno, cl, recorder 1985 15 manus
Fýra sangir fyri kór og floytu 1. Dunið, dunið av vestansjógv 2. Morgun í Havn 3. Hitt blinda liðið 4. Barn (Chr. Matras) fl, SATB 1985 10 manus
“The Four Towers” – ballet. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil cb, gtr, pno, fl, perc, saxophone, drumset 1985 40 manus “The Four Towers” TUTL HJF019
Rørsla. String quartet nr. 1
STRING QUARTET II movement.pdf
string 1984 9:00 manus “Images” TUTL FKT005
Decett vln, vla, vlc, cb, fl, ob, cl, bsn, cor 1984 8:00 manus
“Concerto Grotto”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil cb, gtr, pno, fl, perc, saxophone, drumset 1984 40 manus “Concerto Grotto” TUTL HJF018
Rørsla. String quartet no. 1 (I movement)
STRING QUARTET I movement.pdf
string 1984 9 manus “Images” TUTL FKT005
“Heygar og Dreygar”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil cb, gtr, pno, fl, saxophone, drumset 1983 40 manus “Heygar og Dreygar” TUTL HJF015
“Yggdrasil træið”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil cb, gtr, fl, perc, saxophone, organ 1983 20 manus
“Kingoløg”. Work including improvisation cb, pno, ob, bsn, recorder 1983 40 manus “Kingoløg” TUTL HJF016
“Ravnating”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil cb, gtr, pno, fl, drumset 1982 40 manus “Ravnating” TUTL HJF013
“Den Yderste ø”(William Heinesen) Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil gtr, fl, saxophone, cb, pno, voice 1981 40 manus ‘Den Yderste ø’ TUTL HJF012
“Snjóuglan”. Work including improvisation vln, cb, gtr, pno, saxophone, drumset 1979 40 manus “Snjóuglan” TUTL HJF007