‘Cantata Memoria: For the Children / Er mwyn y Plant’, by Karl Jenkins, commemorates the Aberfan tragedy of 21 October 1966, when 116 children and 28 adults tragically lost their lives as a coal tip enveloped Pant Glas school in Aberfan, South Wales.
This large-scale choral work was commissioned by S4C & premiered at the official Aberfan Charitable Trust 50th Anniversary Memorial Concert at the Wales Millennium Centre, on 8 October 2016, & simultaneously broadcast on S4C.
English, Welsh & Latin text: pronunciation guide included. Soprano & baritone solos, young voice choir + SATB + piano reduction
Then silence / Tawelwch yw
Lament for the Valley Marwnad y Cwm / Agnus Dei
Lacrimosa Lullaby / Lacrimosa 'Maban Glân
Did I hear a bird?
Satin Feathers / Aderyn Du
And-a-Half / Blwyddyn-a-mis
And once upon a time / Unwaith amer maith yn ôl
When the shadow dies