"…For old and wise was He, the Creator of earth and skye.
White was His beard and long his hair.
One eye had he, the mighty Son of Giants,
with which he gazed at all things dead and alive."
Odin’s Beard takes its inspiration from the old Nordic mythological
sagas. The music could be described as cinematic. One can try to
imagine great green pastures and gloomy hills with big blue and cloudy
skies surrounding the whole. Gods and god-like animals dwell around in
a heaven called Asgård, where the hall of the dead heroes, Valhalla,
is situated. There the mightiest god of them all, the one-eyed and
white bearded Odin, drinks his ale with all the brave and slain Viking
Jennah Vainio (2011) Instrumentation
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn Category
Chamber Works Premiere
I Fiati Italiani, Italy, Summer, 2009 Movements
I Bifrost - The Rainbow Bridge, II Valaskjalf - The Throne Room, III Huginn and Munnin - The Two Ravens, IV The Halls of Valhalla Commisioned by / dedications
Commissioned by and dedicated to I Fiati Italiani with funds provided by Luses foundation
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