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.

​Kristian has composed solo instrumental works, chamber music, jazz suites, choral works as well as symphonic music.

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.

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.

http://www.kristianblak.com

Kristian Blak is also a Jazz composer, please visit this site to view his Jazz profile: Kristian Blak – Jazz Composer

Kristian Blak - Classical Compositions Worklist

TitleInstumentYearDuration (min)PublisherRecording
Sjógvur og kletturClarinet, Saxophone, Theremin201910manus
Landslag - "Bárður"Clarinet, Piano20197manus
Snart vippe vi oppeCello, electronics201812manus
Ravnating – for organOrgan20187manus
String Trio:
I – Uraeus
II – Sobek
III – Hathor
IV - Set
V – Thoth
Violin, Viola, Cello201718manus
Suite: Version for violin and organ:
I - Allemande
II - Psaume
III - Slip jig
IV - Ballade
V - Swing
Violin, Organ201714manus
Guitar trio - “Secrets”Guitars20178manus
Sonata for Flute and PianoFlute, Piano201714manus
Three Atlantic Songs for Two Saxophones:
I - Eg að øllum
II - Farvel, farvel
III - Fossegrimen og Narcissus


Saxophone20179manus
Three Greenlandic Songs for Organ:
I - Umiaq
II - Qajaq
III - Ajukutook
Organ20178manusNordic Journey, vol. VIII: islands songs (Pro Organo)
Upon That Blessed Wood (Shakespeare)Vocal, Piano2016manus
The Lion's Paws (Shakespeare)Vocal, Piano2016manus
A Summer's DayVocal, Piano2016manus
SvinoyClarinet, Piano20167manus
HojlyksaligFlute, Piano20166manus
Vatn og vindur (for ensemble of 24 players)Ensemble20169manus
Trio for Trumpet, Saxophone and Trombone (new instrumentation of TRIO from 1985)Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone20166manus
Water & DregilPiano20156manus“Kapnas spælir Blak” TUTL FKT099
Purim Spiel for EsteraCello, Flute, Piano20159manus
Ljós í ljóði, OperaViolin, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Drumset, Contrabasss, Piano, Choir: SATB, Voice201570manus
Water & Ships, String Quartet no 6String Quartet: Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello201410manus
John Tchicai Visits the Faroe Islands 20148manus
Encore, for Harp and Percussion20142manus
Duo for Violin and Guitar:
1st Movement
2nd Movement
3rd Movement
Violin, Guitar201411manus
Water and WindPiano20146manus
Svabo – version for Clarinet, Viola, Flute, Contrabass:
1 Polonaise
2 Capricioso
3 Engelsk
4 Vísa
5 Trampe Dans
Clarinet, Viola, Flute, Contrabass201410manus
GjogvTrombone, Electronics, Percussion20137manus
Tsjelovek for Harp and PercussionHarp, Percussion20127
Blankan (short opera)Violin, Viola, Guitar, Bassoon, Guitar, Voice201213
Water and StonePiano20126manus“Kapnas spælir Blak” TUTL FKT099 and “Exchanges” FKT066
SalmalagPiano, Trumpet20115manus
Fossegrimens dialog med NarcissusSaxophone, Contrabasss20117manus
A Child Went Forth (Walt Whitman)Guitar, Voice20116manus
Piano Quartet:
I - “Vatn og grót”
II - “Vindur”
III - “Sjógvur og tari”
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello201115manusQuatuor Amenti: "Der Tod und der Junge Mann" (Phoenix Classics)
LjóðViolin, Piano, Trumpet20108manus
Eg Moyni tað! (You don’t say!) Saxophone QuartetSaxophone201011manus
Tístram

Tistram - with foot stamps
Viola20107manus
RaukarWoodwind Quintet: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn20106manus
Le Vent du NordFlute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Piano, Trumpet, Trombone200910manus
Bárður

Bárður Graphic 1
Bárður Graphic 2
Clarinet, Guitar, Voice200912manus
Landslag no. 2 (Hertugen)Guitar, Clarinet20093manus
PzaunerCello, Contrabass, Clarinet, Trombone20099manus
Lady Frère, String Quartet no. 5String Quartet: Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello200810manus“The Bow Project” TUTL FKT044
RoumanescueViola, Piano, Saxophone20075manus
Drrrunnn. Aviphonie no. 5.Clarinet, Electronics200712manus
AirSinfonietta200714manus
Four ElementsChoir: SATB20067manus
Ice Cap, Horn Trio:
I - Qajaq Song
II – Ice Cap
III - Drum Contest
Violin, French Horn, Piano200611manus
Suite for Three Instruments:
I - Allemande
II - Psaume
III - Slip jig
IV - Ballade
V - Swing
Violin, Guitar, Contrabass200614manus
Hr Sinklar does not listen to his ConscienceTrombone, Piano20058manus
Drrrunnn. Aviphonie no. 4.Saxophone, Electronics200512manus
Umiaq KvartettCello, Piano, Flute, Clarinet20058manus
Et barn er født i Bethlehem KvartettCello, Piano, Flute, Clarinet20054manus
Tað heila gongur av lagiCello, Piano, Flute, Clarinet20054manus
40 Mile GroundGuitar20058manus
Stone ForestCello, Accordion, Flute, Voice200418manus
Fuglamál. Aviphonie no. 3. A sound composition for Birds and Nature SoundsElectronics200360manus“Fuglamál” TUTL FKT025
Arnhild og Eystein. OperaVoice200375manusRadio Transmission
RapacesTrombone, Trompet20028manus
Fuglar á ferð. Aviphonie no. 2 for Bird and Nature Sounds and 7 instrumentsViolin, Cello, Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Percussion, Saxophone, Electronics200260manus
Landslag no. 2 (Hertugen)Cello, Guitar20016manus“Contours” TUTL FKT023
Shaman for sinfonietta, ethnic instrumentsSinfonietta200120manus"Úr Hólminum" TUTL FKT022
Landslag no. 3Guitar, Flute20016manus
Landslag no. 2 (Bort, bort)Cello, Guitar20013manus“Contours” TUTL FKT023
Landslag no. 2 (tað heila gongur av lagi)Cello, Guitar20014manus“Contours” TUTL FKT023
Dialogue no. 2Clarinet, Piano20008manus“Music from the Islands 2” TUTL FKT078
Landslag no. 1Cello20008manus“Contours” TUTL FKT023
Contours. String Quartet no. 4:
1st Movement
2nd Movement
3rd Movement
4th Movement
String Quartet: Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello200020manus“Contours” TUTL FKT023
Folk songs for viola & harpsichord
Hertugen
Bort, bort
Tað heila gongur av lagi
Viola, Harpsichord200011Manus
Folk songs – for flute & piano/harpsichord (alternative instrumentation):
Hertugen
Bort, bort
Tað heila gongur av lagi
Flute, Piano200011manus“Snjólýsi” TUTL FKT088
Snjó Trumpet199910manus
A Vain and Doubtfull Good (Shakespeare)Vocal, Piano1998manus“Yggdrasil” TUTL HJF088
Crabbed Age and Youth (Shakespeare)Vocal, Piano1998manus“Yggdrasil” TUTL HJF088
Sonata for Violin and Piano:
1st Movement
2nd Movement
3rd Movement
Violin, Piano199810manus
Crabbed Age
Crabbed Age G#
Crabbed Age Am
Piano, Voice19985manus
Vienne la Nuit. Concerto for French Horn and Chamber EnsembleViolin, Clarinet, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Piano199712manus"Úr Hólminum" TUTL FKT022
Thi glæder sigChoir: SATB, Voice19975manus
Hogboy. Concerto for Bouble Bass and Chamber EnsembleViolin, Clarinet, Cello, Flute, Percussion, Contrabass, Piano199714manus"Úr Hólminum" TUTL FKT022
Harpan – for harp solo
1st Movement
2nd Movement
3rd Movement
Harp199715manus
MjøllhvítViolin19967manus“Dedicated” TUTL FKT019
Harpan. Concerto for Harp and OrchestraSymfoni Orchestra199614manus“Four Concertos for Harp and Orchestra” TUTL FKT013
Steinskogurin – for accordionAccordion19958manus
Steinskógurin – version for pianoPiano19958Manus“Kapnas spælir Blak” TUTL FKT099
Fuglar. Aviphonie no. 1Electronics, Organ199515manus
Orgulkoral yvir O ÆgtestandOrgan19958manus
LagRecorder19955manus
Sekstett – for Flute Ensemble and PianoPiano, Flute19958manus
Trio (with electronics ad lib)Violin, Cello, Piano199512manus
12 Klaverstykki for 2 PianosPiano199520manus
StevnaBrassband199510manus
Úr HólminumSinfonietta: Violin, Clarinet, Trombone, Viola, Bassoon, Cello, Flute, French Horn, Contrabass, Piano, Oboe, Trumpet199512manus"Úr Hólminum" TUTL FKT022
Ljus och MörkerClarinet19957manus"Ljós og Myrkur" TUTL FKT033
12 Klaverstykki:
I - Oprindelsen
III - Vandhanen
IV - Røg
V - Ordene
VI - Guds gulv
VII - Sommerpigerne
IX - Tiden iler
IX - Jordpigen Øssemødl
X - Fyrmester Debess
XI - Slædefarten
XII - Nytår
Piano199532manus"Amaldus" TUTL FKT077
Stjørnur – Wood Wind Quintet:
I - Orion
II - Taurus
III - Auriga
IV - Nordlys
V - Constellations
Woodwind Quintet: Flute, Oboe, Clatinet, Bassoon, French Horn199410manus"Cantus borealis" BIS 1085
Visa og 10 variationerViolin, Piano19948manus
Dialogue no. 1Guitar, Clarinet19938manus“Boreas” TUTL FKT006
Thi glæder sig – for 4 solo singersVoice19935manus
ÁlvarannViolin19938manus"Undirlýsi" TUTL FKT008
Ocean (William Heinesen)Contrabass, Piano, Flute, Voice19938manus
Bomans TrioViolin, Flute, Trumpet199312manus
Concerto for Double Bass and Baroque OrchestraContrabass, Symfoni Orchestra199325manus"Undirlýsi" TUTL FKT008
O Might those Teares (John Dunne)Choir: SATB, Voice19934manus
Primavera:
1st Movement
2nd Movement
3rd Movement
Violin, Flute, Piano19938manus
Miniatures I-XIIBrass Quintet: Cornet, Trompet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba199212manus
OprindelsenPiano19928manus
Undirlýsi. String Quartet no. 3String Quartet: Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello199218manus"Undirlýsi" TUTL FKT008
SvaboViola, Piano, Clarinet, French Horn199110manus“Boreas” TUTL FKT006
Ariettes:
I “Les sanglots”
II “Voici des fleurs"
III “Ariette oubliée”
Cello19918manus"Images" TUTL FKT005
Bøhmerlands DronningViolin19918manus"Images" TUTL FKT005 and "Echoes of the Past" TUTL FKT021
Heimkoma – for Choir and 2 solo voices (Rói Patursson)Choir: SATB, Voice19906manus
Várvindar (Arnbjørn Danielsen) – for Voice and PianoPiano, Voice19908manus
Concerto for Clarinet and OrchestraSymfoni Orchestra, Clarinet199025Samfundet“Landið” TUTL FKT007
SekstettViolin, Cello, Piano, Flute, Clarinet, French Horn19908manus“Ávaringar” TUTL FKT004
SonataPiano198912manusLP CN102
Várvindar (Arnbjørn Danielsen) – for Voice, Clarinet, Trombone and BassClarinet, Trombone, Contrabass, Voice19898manus
Steinar (Karsten Hoydal)Piano, Voice19893manus
IlePiano19888manus“Træið” TUTL FKT003
Nadn – for Violin and GuitarViolin, Guitar19888manus"Images" TUTL FKT005
Harpu Ríma – for Flute, Harp/HarpsichordFlute, Harpsichord19884manus“Ávaringar” TUTL FKT004
TårnetFlute19884manus“Træið” TUTL FKT003
Nadn – version for solo CelloCello19888manus“Contours” TUTL FKT023
Nadn – version for Guitar QuartetGuitar19888manus
Images. String Quartet no. 2String Quartet: Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello198715manus"Images" TUTL FKT005
ElinborgString Quartet: Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello19876manus"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, Flute198715manus“Ávaringar” TUTL FKT004
Heimkoma – for Choir, Flute and Clarinet (Rói Patursson)Clarinet, Flute, Choir: SATB19866manus
Trio for flute, clarinet and bassoonFlute, Clarinet, Bassoon19856manus“Ávaringar” TUTL FKT004
Lundanevið – balletViolin, Piano, Clarinet, Recorder198515manus
Fýra sangir fyri kór og floytu
1. Dunið, dunið av vestansjógv
2. Morgun í Havn
3. Hitt blinda liðið
4. Barn (Chr. Matras)
Flute, Choir: SATB198510manus
“The Four Towers” – ballet. Work including improvisation for ensemble YggdrasilContrabass, Guitar, Piano, Flute, Percussion, Saxophone, Drumset198540manus“The Four Towers” TUTL HJF019
Rørsla. String quartet nr. 1
1st Movement
2nd Movement
String Quartet: Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello19849manus"Images" TUTL FKT005
DecettViolin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn19848manus

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