STOP PRESS... We have now issued a second updated CD or set of downloadable files; the first lot was got out
in a hurry and is incomplete. You can find it here...
Please enjoy :)
CD number 2 (click here)
The first one is digitised as recorded.
The second and third are transposed electronically using digital techniques, respectively down one semitone, and down two semitones. We should make a decision which to use, and then practice with that one. I favour the third one, down two semitones.
CD1 Track 1 Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (as recorded, 1.2M ) CD1 Track 2 Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (digitally lowered one semi-tone, 1.2M ) CD1 Track 3 Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (digitally lowered two semitones, 1.2M )
Here are three singalong tracks for the three songs we are initially considering. The arrangement for "Sosban Fach" is how I would like to see us doing it, with three lots of "ooooos".
All through the Night - because of the more likely familiarity of the audience with the piece, I would suggest we sing the first verse in English, and then repeat it in Welsh.
I think Myfannwy probably should be done straight.
Because of the relative short duration of each of the songs, I think we could well look at my suggested "option" of "We'll Keep a Welcome" as an "encore".
CD1 Track 4 Sosban Fach) (Treorchy MVC, 2.9M ) CD1 Track 5 Myfannwy (Morriston MVC, 2.2M ) This Myfannwy replaces the original, but isn't on the original CD. CD1 Track 5 Myfannwy (Caerffili MVC, 2.2M ) This older Myfannwy is a bad recording; it has now been replaced; was something to use initially CD1 Track 6 Ar Hyd y Nos (Treorchy MVC, sung in English, 2.3M )
The contents of CD1 are shown here... with the Welsh Words in text file (for now) below it.
CD1 contents (Text file, 1k) Welsh_Words (Portable Document File, 121k} A doc file made from the old text file Welsh_Words (Original Text file, 6k) A doc file has now replaced thisHere is a recording of Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau sung by the Pontypridd Male Voice Choir of South Wales, accompanied by a local factory brass band (the Parc and Dare Band).
Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (RealAudio/RealMusic file, vocal, 437k)
We have now issued a second updated CD or set of downloadable files; the first lot was got out in a hurry and is incomplete. You can find it here...
Please enjoy :)
CD number 2 (click here) Bonus Track 2 We'll keep a Welcome (Bass Enhanced, right channel only, 2.1M )
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