Hoddinott, Alun - Barddoniaeth Daear / Poetry of Earth - CD


 

£8.83

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A collection of works by Alun Hoddinott from Sain – an English-language cycle for voice and harp setting a varied group of poems under the title ‘Poetry of Earth’; a cycle for voice and piano celebrating the bicentenary in 1999 of the birth of Alexander Pushkin, in English translations; and a dexterous collection of folk-song settings in Welsh, full of memorable touches.

Hoddinott also wrote for a number of the finest Welsh harpists. His second harp sonata “Tempi” was composed for Manon Morris in 1997; it exploits every possible example of the harp’s technique.

Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone), Catrin Finch (harp) & Nigel Foster (piano)

Poetry of Earth – 5 songs for voice & harp

Intro: Poetry of the Earth

On the Grasshopper & Cricket

Snail, The

I had a Dove

Boy & the Bird, The

To Nature

Sonata for harp: Tempi

To The Poet – 6 Pushkin settings

Elegy

Cloud, The

Gift of Life

To The Poet

Flower, The

To Anna Kern

Saith o Ganeuon Gwerin / Seven Welsh Folk Songs

Ap Siencyn

Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn

Dadl Dau

Ffarwel Fo i Langyfelach Lon

Ym Mhontypridd

Tra Bo Dau

Wennaf Wen