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Six Welsh Folk Songs for Voice and Piano

By Traditional

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Piano Accompaniment, Soprano Voice, Tenor Voice, Piano and voice - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Colin Kirkpatrick. Folk, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Birthday, Recital. 21 pages. Published by Colin Kirkpatrick Publications (S0.465929).

Item Number: S0.465929

These folksong arrangements are written in the Welsh language. The vocal range is fromMiddle C to F on the top line of the staff. They are suitable for mezzo sopranoand could also be sung by tenor voice an octave lower. They are among some ofthe most popular folk songs of Wales and sure to be well received at a vocalrecital. They would also make excellent encore pieces. For copyright reasons, Englishtranslations are not provided, although some are to be found on various web pages.

 1. Y DdauFarch (The Two Mares)

The songtells the story of two horses. The older one tells the younger, “In my day I wasas good a horse as you”. But when I became too old to work, I was sent away to themountains. She vows never to return to her cruel owners. This is an example ofa macaronic song in which the lyrics use more than one language. 

2. Si HeiLwli, ’Mabi (Sleep, my Lovely Baby)

In thispentatonic lullaby, a mother tells her child that their ship is moving away,the captain is on board, the eastern wind is blowing and the seagull is on itsnest.

3. CanuCwnsela (Wassail Song)

The singersask permission to come in and sing for their dinner. But they seem to havechosen the wrong house because the reply is: “I have no dinner or money to spend,to give you a welcome tonight.” The melody is in the Dorian Mode. 

4. RobinDdiog (Lazy Robin)

The song,also in the Aeolian mode is about a robin whose little house is always tidy. “Openthe door a little bit, so that I can see the sea and the waves” he asks. Whenthe door is opened, the breeze sweeps away all the leaves from the floor.

5. MigildiMagildi

“When thesmithy’s door is open, we can see the blacksmith working.” The song describesthe sights and sounds of the blacksmith’s workshop.

You can hear all the songs in the audio demo, though they are played by an oboe rather than sung.

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