Christmas in Wales

Fantasy on Welsh Themes

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Full details

The score uses traditional Welsh folk melodies and hymns associated with the Christmas Season, most famously 'Deck the Hall'. Also included is an original setting of part of the tragic First World War Poet, Hedd Wynn's 'Christmas in Wales' which gives the whole work it's title. For tune spotters look out for references to other festive Welsh songs/dances and the National Anthem of Wales. Most hidden of all is the first phrase of the First Nowell, appearing in the Final section in the accompaniment.

Score ID
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
traditional or my translations of Welsh
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
10 minutes
Brass band
Modern classical music

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