is the beautiful fjord in N. Iceland beside which stands the
city of Akureyri. The piece opens with the sound of the Cathedral
clock, and this is followed by a picture of the quiet beauty
of the fjord. The presence of the Cathedral overlooking the city
is suggested by snatches of a well-known Icelandic hymn-tune: “Vist
ert þú, Jesús, Kóngur Klár”.
The piece was written for Ann Griffiths, who gave the first performance
in Akureyri Cathedral in May, 1969.