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Music List for Welsh Proms and Eisteddfod

2018 Welsh Proms

Wagner: Roman War Song
Coleman: Rhythm of Life
Thomas: Llanfair
Hartsough: Gwahoddiad
Gounod: Soldiers' Chorus (Faust)
Parry: Myfanwy
Jones: Morte Christe
Jones: Y Tangnefeddwyr
John Hughes: Cwm Rhondda
Arwel Hughes: Tydi A Roddaist


2018 Eisteddford



1. Heriwn Wynebwn y Wawr


2.  Hiraeth


3.  Arglwydd Da


4.  Builth


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2018 CURRENT SONG LIST

 

These are the songs currently selected by the MD to constitute the core repertoire. Unless notified otherwise, please include ONLY these pieces in your folders, or a small selection of them if told by the MD (e.g. Eisteddfod-focused rehearsal).

   

1. Heriwn Wynebwn y Wawr *

2  Hiraeth *

3  Arglwydd Da *

4  Builth *

5. Singing in The Rain

6. What Would I Do Without My Music

7.Tell My Father

8. The Impossible Dream

9. Cwm Rhondda

10. Calon Lân

11. My Lord, What a Mornin’

12. Yfory.

13. Prayer.

14. Myfanwy.

15. Morte Criste.

16. Christus Salvator

17. Gwahoddiad

18. Soldiers’ Chorus

19. Troyte’s Chant

20. Rhys

21. Pan Fo’r Nos Yn Hir

22. The Rhythm of Life

23. Llanfair

24. Y Tangnefedwyr 


Others will be added periodically on the MD’s advice.

2017 Annual Concert - videos by Gareth Vedmore

Bridgend Male Choir's tribute ''To the fallen":

                                       https://vimeo.com/241524837?ref=em-v-share


 'Builth' : https://vimeo.com/238262777


 'Portrait of my Love' : https://vimeo.com/237423625?ref=em-share

Programme:

 Builth

 Benedictus

 Tydi a roddaist

 My Lord, what a mornin’

 Ride the chariot

 Cwm Rhondda

 Myfanwy

 The Prayer

  Portrait of my love

 Bring him home

 What would I do without .......

 For the fallen

 She was beautiful (Cavatina)

Yfory                    

Christus Salvator

February 2018 - Ryan's List:


This will be the only music you will need to bring to future practices unless otherwise notified by him. The list will also be our check list to enable us to ascertain whether we are (or are not) using copies that have copyright permission and are therefore being legally used.

1-4 being the Eisteddfod songs

1. Heriwn Wynebwn y Wawr

2. Hiraeth

3. Arglwydd Da

4. Builth

5. Singing in the Rain

6. What Would I Do Without My Music

7. Tell My Father

8. The Impossible Dream

9. Cwm Rhondda

10. Calon Lan

11. My Lord, What a Mornin'

12. Yfory

13. Prayer

14. Myfanwy

15. Morte Criste

16. Christus Salvator

17. Gwahoddiad

18. Soldiers' Chorus

19. Troyte's Chant

20. Rhys

21. Pan Fo'r Nos Yn Hir

22. The Rhythm of Life

23. Llanfair 


Hats off for Ryan,

 

Congratulations to Ryan Wood who has just celebrated his first year in office as conductor and Musical Director of Bridgend Male Choir. It has been a good learning curve for the choir and Ryan; his work ethics are high and his working relationship with Stephanie, positive.

 

Over the last twelve months, his musical skills, his ability to hone in on wrong sounds and pronunciation is very much to the fore; he is much more relaxed; clear in bringing in voices and clear steady beats with hand gestures. He has a good ear and it is probably close to perfect pitch; far, far better than mine!

 

It's spot on with prompt starts, ending bang on time if sometimes a little early. The interval announcements with Chairman Gareth Davies is 10 minutes max and a succinct 10 minutes. Discipline is in Ryan's domain and he does not need the extra voice that rings around the room.

 

Working with the Music S/Committee, new and varied music is being slowly introduced into our repertoire. I am sure that any suggestions given to Music Subcommittee Chairman, Roger Price, will be looked at and fully considered.

 

Ryan has set the benchmark in rehearsal: when rehearsing with one section it should be second nature for other sections to listen, observe, look at their own music without a small minority gossiping. Ryan has set out his stall and continues to make his mark. It now falls upon the shoulders of choristers to give the support: the teaching, cajoling and a cutting sense of humour brings fun into Thursday evenings: the choir is getting there; the choir receives good concert reviews; we experience good venues; we have good worthwhile rehearsals; super attendances but we do need more consistency with chorister numbers in concerts. It is hats off to Ryan.

G.H.

Afterglow Songbook now available..


Looking for a songbook for a singalong with friends, rugby club or choir - why not bulk purchase??


Not only will it benefit your group but will also promote our choir.

Majorca Tour 2017

Concert  Programme for

Cathedral of Santa Maria, Palma

Musical Director:  Ryan Wood

Accompanist:       Stephanie Bailey

Organ:                   Scott Williams 

 

Llanfair

Pan f’or nos yn hir       

Lisa Lân                       

Morte Criste                  

 

ORGAN SOLO

 

Ride the chariot                  

My Lord, what a mornin’                      

An American Trilogy                            

Juanita                                                   

Hiraeth                                                   

The Prayer                                            

Gwahoddiad                                         

 

ORGAN SOLO

 

Tell my father                                        

Mansions of the Lord                          

Bring him home                                    

What would I do without my music     

Rev’d Eli Jenkins’ Prayer                     

Christus Salvator                                  

Concert Programme for Welsh Proms in July

Roman War Song
Llanfair
Rhythm of Life
Morte Criste
Gwahoddiad
Eli Jenkin's Prayer (Troytes Chant)
Soldiers Chorus
Myfanwy
Llef
Cwm Rhondda
Tydi a Roddaist
Hen Wlad fy Nhadau


Concert Programme for 

3 Choirs Concert at

St. Mary’s RC Church, Bridgend

Friday 17 March; 7pm

 

Musical Director: Ryan Wood

Accompanist: Stephanie Bailey

Organ: Scott Williams

 

Llanfair

Pan f’or nos yn hir

Morte Criste

Ride the Chariot

My Lord, what a Mornin’

An American Trilogy

Tell my Father

Bring him Home

Rhythm of Life  

Gwahoddiad

What would I do without my Music

Christus Salvator


Canoldir, B'ham 50th Birthday - 7.5.2016

Five Choirs Music content as follows (Version 2):

1) African Prayer                      2) An American Trilogy            3) Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves 

4) Christus Salvator                 5) Gwahoddiad                         6) Llef-Deus Salutis

7) Morte Criste                         8) My Lord What a Morning     9) Nidaros

10) Psalm 150 - new 50th Anniversary commission by Eric Jones

11) Ride the Chariot              12) A Roman War Song          13) Softly As I Leave You

14) The Prayer (from Lohengrin)                                 15) This is the moment

16) Tydi a Roddaist                                                      17) Yfory