Jóhann Jóhannsson was an award-winning Icelandic composer, renowned for his compositions across film, television, theatre and dance, including his stunning score to James Marsh’s Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything (2014), which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. Jóhann Jóhannsson: Piano Works brings together for the first time transcriptions of his best-loved works in a special limited-edition collection for solo piano, which celebrates music from his solo albums alongside his highly acclaimed and powerfully moving film scores.
Featuring 30 pieces accurately transcribed for solo piano, this collection will allow fans of Jóhannsson to immerse in his unique sound-world with music from across his career including The Theory of Everything, Odi et Amo and Flight From the City. Suitable for intermediate piano.
With only a thousand copies available, Jóhann Jóhannsson: Piano Works is presented as a stunning high-end cloth-bound hardback limited-edition book. Alongside the scores, it includes a wealth of striking photographs and a specially written introduction from American composer Dustin O’Halloran, a longtime friend of Jóhannsson.
“I believe that music acts as a time capsule, preserving the very essence of an individuals heart. When we play music from the past, we possess the ability to summon their spirit and bring them back to life. Jóhann’s music, in its timelessness, will forever remain vibrant and alive. By playing these pieces, you will find yourself drawing closer to his musical world, ensuring its eternal resonance”. Dustin O’Halloran, composer.
“Jóhann Jóhannsson: Piano Works offers a superb tribute and testament to the musical achievement of this much-missed composer.” Andrew Eales, pianodao.com