Ellis, Osian - Songs with harp - CD




This extremely rare recording, made for L’Oiseau-Lyre in 1961, here receives its first release on CD. Renowned Flintshire-born musician Osian Ellis is both singer and harpist here, & also composer: he performs songs from the 16th-19th centuries, plus his own arrangements of folksongs, including 3 in penillion (Cerdd Dant) style. AE, 2015.

Arne - Come away, death [Twelfth Night]

Boughton - Faery Song [Immortal Hour, The]

Campion - There is a Garden in her face

Dowland - Sweet, stay awhile

Ellis - Cywydd Tomos Prys (Song of the Sea Captain) – Penillion

I wahodd Dyddgu (Invitation to Dyddgu) – Penillion

O Mistress Mine [Twelfth Night]

Sunset Poem [Under Milk Wood] – Penillion

Jones, Robert - Sweet Kate

Leslie - Annabelle Lee

Pilkington - Rest sweet Nymphs

Rosseter - What then is love but mourning?

Trad. English arr. Ellis - Where are you going to, my pretty maid?

Trad. Welsh arr. Ellis – A B C

Ar lan y môr (By the Seashore)

Bore Glas, Y (Morning Song)

Cân y Melinydd (Song of the Miller)

Cysga Di (Slumber Song)

Ei di’ir deryn dur? (Blackbird, wilt thou go?)

Gee ceffyl bach (Gee up, little horse)

Gwenni aeth i Ffair Pwllheli (Gwenny went to Pwllheli Fair)

Gwŷdd, Y (Loom, The)

Hiraeth (Longing)

Pa le mae nghariad? (Where is my love?)

Pan oeddwn ar ddydd yn cyd-rodio (As I walked out)

Pan oeddwn i gynt yn fachgen (Old Man’s Ballad, The)

Rew di Ranno (Song of the Birds)