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Welsh Choral Spectacular

Audio Samples

>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi
>     Roman War Song
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Humming Chorus
>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
>     Sailors' Chorus
>Lehár, Franz : Giuditta (Judith)
>     On My Lips Every Kiss is Like Wine
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro
>     Voi, che sapete (You ladies who know what love is)
>Traditional : Chiquitita la Novia (Tiny is the bride)
>Knight, Baker : The Wonder of You
>Foster, Stephen : Beautiful dreamer
>Lewis, Michael J. : Cenarth, song
>Williams, Meirion : Aros Mae'r Mynyddau Mawr (The Great Mountains Remain), for voice & piano
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>     Si può? Si può? (May I?)
>Capel, J.M. : Love, Could I Only Tell Thee
>Iwan, Dafydd : Yma o hyd (Here we remain), song
>Iwan, Dafydd : Pam Fod Eira'n Wyn? (Why is snow white?), song
>MacNeil, Rita : Working Man, song
>Welsh Traditional : Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn (Watching the White Wheat), folk song
>Traditional, American : When the Saints Go Marching In
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Organ Symphony (Symphony no 3)
>     Finale
>Evans, M. Eddie : Pantyfedwen ("Tydi a wnaeth y wyrth")
>Traditional : Casatschok, song
>Richards, David : Cymru fach
>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet
>     O vin, dissipe la tristesse (O wine, dispel the sadness)
>d'Hardelot, Guy : Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Hughes, R.S. : Y Dymestl (The Tempest), song
>Jones, Hugh Griffith : Llef, for chorus, organ & piano
>Traditional : I'm Gonna Walk, song
>Novello, Ivor : Some Day My Heart Will Awake
>Williams, W.S. Gwynn : My little Welsh Home, song
>Morris, Haydn : Hei-Ho!, song
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Là ci darem la mano (We'll take one another's hand)
>Young, Duncan : I'se Weary of Waitin', song
>Glennie-Smith, Nick : Mansions of the Lord
>Roberts, Caradog : Rachie ("I bob un sy'n ffyddlon")
>Jones, Emrys : Morte Criste (When I survey the wondrous cross), song
>James, Evan : Hen wlad fy nhadau (National Anthem, Wales)
>Williams, Robert : Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise (Gwyn a Gwridog, Hawddgar Iawn), hymn (Tune
>     "Llanfair")
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Magic Flute
>     O Isis und Osiris (O Isis and Osiris)
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers
>     Divine Brahma
>Lara, Agustín : Granada
>Arwyn, Robat : Yfory, for chorus
>Pfeil, Heinrich : Still ruht der See (Calm Is the Sea), song
>Arch, Gwyn : African Trilogy, medley for tenor & men's chorus
>Lewis, Michael J. : Heaven Is My home, for chorus
>Gounod, Charles : By Babylon's Wave, for men's chorus
>Humphreys, Alwyn : An American Trilogy, medley for chorus
>Traditional Spiritual : My Lord, What a Morning
>Arnold, Samuel : Sarah (Mi glywaf dyner lais)
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo and Juliet
>     Je veux vivre (I want to live in this dream)
>Schönberg, Claude-Michel : I Dreamed a Dream, song (for the musical Les Misérables)
>Jones, T. Gwynn : Diolch I'r Ior (Thank You My Lord)
>Humphreys, Alwyn : Cylch o Emyn-Donau
>     A Cycle of Welsh Hymn-Tunes, for men's chorus
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia Hymn (Finlandia Hymni), for chorus & organ (or harmonium), Op. 113/12
>Richards, John : Sanctus (Glân geriwbiaid a seraffiaid), song

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
>Lehár, Franz : Giuditta (Judith)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro
>Traditional : Chiquitita la Novia (Tiny is the bride)
>Knight, Baker : The Wonder of You
>Foster, Stephen : Beautiful dreamer
>Lewis, Michael J. : Cenarth, song
>Williams, Meirion : Aros Mae'r Mynyddau Mawr (The Great Mountains Remain), for voice & piano
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>Capel, J.M. : Love, Could I Only Tell Thee
>Iwan, Dafydd : Yma o hyd (Here we remain), song
>Iwan, Dafydd : Pam Fod Eira'n Wyn? (Why is snow white?), song
>MacNeil, Rita : Working Man, song
>Welsh Traditional : Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn (Watching the White Wheat), folk song
>Traditional, American : When the Saints Go Marching In
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Organ Symphony (Symphony no 3)
>Evans, M. Eddie : Pantyfedwen ("Tydi a wnaeth y wyrth")
>Traditional : Casatschok, song
>Richards, David : Cymru fach
>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet
>d'Hardelot, Guy : Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Hughes, R.S. : Y Dymestl (The Tempest), song
>Jones, Hugh Griffith : Llef, for chorus, organ & piano
>Traditional : I'm Gonna Walk, song
>Novello, Ivor : Some Day My Heart Will Awake
>Williams, W.S. Gwynn : My little Welsh Home, song
>Morris, Haydn : Hei-Ho!, song
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Young, Duncan : I'se Weary of Waitin', song
>Glennie-Smith, Nick : Mansions of the Lord
>Roberts, Caradog : Rachie ("I bob un sy'n ffyddlon")
>Jones, Emrys : Morte Criste (When I survey the wondrous cross), song
>James, Evan : Hen wlad fy nhadau (National Anthem, Wales)
>Williams, Robert : Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise (Gwyn a Gwridog, Hawddgar Iawn), hymn (Tune
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Magic Flute
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers
>Lara, Agustín : Granada
>Arwyn, Robat : Yfory, for chorus
>Pfeil, Heinrich : Still ruht der See (Calm Is the Sea), song
>Arch, Gwyn : African Trilogy, medley for tenor & men's chorus
>Lewis, Michael J. : Heaven Is My home, for chorus
>Gounod, Charles : By Babylon's Wave, for men's chorus
>Humphreys, Alwyn : An American Trilogy, medley for chorus
>Traditional Spiritual : My Lord, What a Morning
>Arnold, Samuel : Sarah (Mi glywaf dyner lais)
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo and Juliet
>Schönberg, Claude-Michel : I Dreamed a Dream, song (for the musical Les Misérables)
>Jones, T. Gwynn : Diolch I'r Ior (Thank You My Lord)
>Humphreys, Alwyn : Cylch o Emyn-Donau
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia Hymn (Finlandia Hymni), for chorus & organ (or harmonium), Op. 113/12
>Richards, John : Sanctus (Glân geriwbiaid a seraffiaid), song
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Recording information: The Royal Albert Hall.



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi :: Roman War Song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1838-1840

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Humming Chorus
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman :: Sailors' Chorus
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Lehár, Franz : Giuditta (Judith) :: On My Lips Every Kiss is Like Wine
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Notes: Composition written: 1933.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1933

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro :: Voi, che sapete (You ladies who know what love is)
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Traditional : Chiquitita la Novia (Tiny is the bride)
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Knight, Baker : The Wonder of You
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.

>Foster, Stephen : Beautiful dreamer
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Peter Totterdale (Organ); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1862

>Lewis, Michael J. : Cenarth, song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Williams, Meirion : Aros Mae'r Mynyddau Mawr (The Great Mountains Remain), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jason Howard (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci :: Si può? Si può? (May I?)
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jason Howard (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Capel, J.M. : Love, Could I Only Tell Thee
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jason Howard (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1896

>Iwan, Dafydd : Yma o hyd (Here we remain), song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Iwan, Dafydd : Pam Fod Eira'n Wyn? (Why is snow white?), song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>MacNeil, Rita : Working Man, song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jason Howard (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Welsh Traditional : Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn (Watching the White Wheat), folk song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Pete Lewis (Flute)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, American : When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1900

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Organ Symphony (Symphony no 3) :: Finale
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Annabel Thwaite (Piano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1886

>Evans, M. Eddie : Pantyfedwen ("Tydi a wnaeth y wyrth")
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.

>Traditional : Casatschok, song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Richards, David : Cymru fach
  • Performers: Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jeffrey Howard (Piano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet :: O vin, dissipe la tristesse (O wine, dispel the sadness)
  • Performers: Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Jason Howard (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868

>d'Hardelot, Guy : Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Jason Howard (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1902

>Hughes, R.S. : Y Dymestl (The Tempest), song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jason Howard (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Jones, Hugh Griffith : Llef, for chorus, organ & piano
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral

>Traditional : I'm Gonna Walk, song
  • Performers: Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jeffrey Howard (Piano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Novello, Ivor : Some Day My Heart Will Awake
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Williams, W.S. Gwynn : My little Welsh Home, song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Morris, Haydn : Hei-Ho!, song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Là ci darem la mano (We'll take one another's hand)
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jason Howard (Baritone); Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Young, Duncan : I'se Weary of Waitin', song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jason Howard (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Glennie-Smith, Nick : Mansions of the Lord
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Roberts, Caradog : Rachie ("I bob un sy'n ffyddlon")
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.

>Jones, Emrys : Morte Criste (When I survey the wondrous cross), song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ); Jason Howard (Baritone); Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>James, Evan : Hen wlad fy nhadau (National Anthem, Wales)
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Timothy Morgan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Haydn James
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with James James.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1856

>Williams, Robert : Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise (Gwyn a Gwridog, Hawddgar Iawn), hymn (Tune :: "Llanfair")
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1837

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Magic Flute :: O Isis und Osiris (O Isis and Osiris)
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers :: Divine Brahma
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Lara, Agustín : Granada
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Wynne Evans (Tenor); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932

>Arwyn, Robat : Yfory, for chorus
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Pfeil, Heinrich : Still ruht der See (Calm Is the Sea), song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Arch, Gwyn : African Trilogy, medley for tenor & men's chorus
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Wynne Evans (Tenor); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.

>Lewis, Michael J. : Heaven Is My home, for chorus
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Fflur Wyn (Soprano); Huw Llywlyn (Organ); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gounod, Charles : By Babylon's Wave, for men's chorus
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 7 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Humphreys, Alwyn : An American Trilogy, medley for chorus
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Mickey Newbury (1940 - 2002).
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional Spiritual : My Lord, What a Morning
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.

>Arnold, Samuel : Sarah (Mi glywaf dyner lais)
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Gounod, Charles : Romeo and Juliet :: Je veux vivre (I want to live in this dream)
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Fflur Wyn (Soprano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Schönberg, Claude-Michel : I Dreamed a Dream, song (for the musical Les Misérables)
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Jones, T. Gwynn : Diolch I'r Ior (Thank You My Lord)
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Llywlyn (Organ); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.

>Humphreys, Alwyn : Cylch o Emyn-Donau :: A Cycle of Welsh Hymn-Tunes, for men's chorus
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia Hymn (Finlandia Hymni), for chorus & organ (or harmonium), Op. 113/12
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1938

>Richards, John : Sanctus (Glân geriwbiaid a seraffiaid), song
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>James, Evan : Hen wlad fy nhadau (National Anthem, Wales)
  • Performers: Jeffrey Howard (Piano); Huw Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Alwyn Humphreys
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with James James.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1856