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Bryn Terfel - We'll Keep A Welcome


Release Date: 09/26/2000 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 463593   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalJohn HughesJoseph ParryDavid Richards,   ... 
Performer:  Bryn TerfelMeinir HeulynKatherine ThomasBryan Davies
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera OrchestraRisca Male ChoirBlack Mountain Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album was nominated for the 2004 Grammy award for "Best Classical Crossover Album."
Bigger-than-life bass-baritone Bryn Terfel heads a seeming cast of thousands in this no-holds-barred celebration of Welsh song. There are gentle lullabies and nostalgic songs of a missed homeland as well as rip-roaring patriotic numbers. The instrumentation ranges from solo harp, as in the lovely 'Dafydd y Garreg Wen' ('David of the White Rock') to full orchestra and multiple choruses, as in 'Calon lan' ('A Pure Heart') and the hymn 'Cwn Rhondda.'
Terfel sings most of the selections in his native Welsh, including such world favorites as the carol 'Ar hyd y nos' ('All through the Night'), which has a lovely humming male choral introduction, and the
Read more lullaby 'Suo gan,' popularized by Charlotte Church. This is a welcome selection indeed, with songs of unabashedly warm emotions made all the more irresistable by Terfel's obvious sincerity and vocal charisma. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Men of Harlech by Traditional
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Written: Wales 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
2. Suo Gan by Traditional
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
3. Guide me, o thou great Jehovah by John Hughes
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell.
This selection is sung in English and Welsh. 
4. Myfanwy by Joseph Parry
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
5. Cymru Fach by David Richards
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
6. All through the night by Traditional
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
7. We'll Keep a Welcome by Mai Jones
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1949; Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
8. Hyfrydol by Roland Hugh Prichard
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
9. Hiraeth by Traditional
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Meinir Heulyn (Harp)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Alwyn Humphreys. 
10. Land of my fathers by James James
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
11. On the seashore by Traditional
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
12. David of the White Rock by Traditional
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Katherine Thomas (Harp), Meinir Heulyn (Harp)
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
13. My Little Welsh Home by W. S. Gwynn Williams
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1921; Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
14. A Pure Heart by John Hughes
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
15. Little Saucepan by Traditional
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
16. Shepherd of Aberdovey by Idris Lewis
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Bryan Davies (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
17. Sunset Poem by A. H. D. Troyte
Performer:  Bryan Davies (Organ), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Chris Hazell 
18. 'Twas thou who gave by Arwel Hughes
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
19. Thanks to the Lord by T. Gwynn Jones
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1981; Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
20. Palm Sunday by Owen Williams
Performer:  Bryan Davies (Piano), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gareth Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Risca Male Choir,  Black Mountain Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 

Sound Samples

Land of my Fathers (Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau)
Ar Lan Y Mor
David of the White Rock (Dafydd Y Garreg Wen)
Men of Harlech
My little Welsh home
Calon Lan
Suo Gân
Sosban Fach / Little Saucepan
Bugail Aberdyfi / The Shepherd of Aberdovey
Cwm Rhondda
Myfanwy
Cymru Fach
Ar Hyd y nos
Sunset Poem / Eli Jenkin's Prayer
We'll keep a welcome
Tydi a roddaist / Thou gavest
Diolch i'r lòr / Thank you, my Lord
Sul y blodau
Hyfrydol / Delightful
Hiraeth
Land of my Fathers (Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Brings tears to the eye November 11, 2013 By Linda R. (Hastings, Victoria) See All My Reviews "This cd was played at my mother's funeral. We were bought up listening to Welsh Male Choirs and Classical music. Bryn has an incredible voice, lovely sense of mischief comes through and here is one man on his own who can sound like a Welsh Male Voice Choir. His diction is wonderful and every word can be heard and understood. If you're of Welsh heritage a must have." Report Abuse
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