A Few Rare Welsh Bits #2008
…intriguing choral and organ repertoire from or about Wales, to honor the country's patron, Saint David, and the 'Land of Song'.
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: 3 Preludes Founded on Welsh Hymn Tunes (Bryn Calfaria & Hyfrydol) –Robert Joyce (1958 Hill, Norman & Beard/Llandaff Cathedral, Wales) EMI 85416; (Rhosymedre) –Alan McGuinness (1998 Wood/St. Asaph Cathedral, Wales) Regent 287
Filler – MATHIAS: Let the people praise thee (see above)
JOHN HOSKING: Te Deum –Selwyn College Chapel Choir & Ely Girls Choir/Sarah MacDonald; Timothy Parsons (1908-2001 Harrison/Ely Cathedral, England) Regent 438 (this work commissioned by and premiered at St. Asaph’s Cathedral, Wales) Regent 438
Filler – OWEN: Bryn Calfaria/Laudamus (Polyphonic 004)
The Welsh patronal feast, Saint David's Day, is observed on March 1.