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Music From The Welsh Mines

Rhos Male Voice Choir
Release Date: 05/13/2014 
Label:  Moochin' About   Catalog #: 8   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalLodovico da ViadanaHugh Griffith JonesJoseph Parry,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

MUSIC FROM THE WELSH MINES Rhos Male Voice Choir MOOCHIN’ ABOUT 827565059560 (34:59 Text and Translation)

TRADITIONAL Welsh National Anthem. DA VIADANA Ave Verum. ARFON Llef. TRAD/WILLIAMS Ar Doriad Dydd. PARRY Read more class="ARIAL12b">Myfanwy. HUGHES Thou Gavest. TRAD/PROTHEROE Laudamus. PRICE Exile’s Longing. SCHUBERT Psalm 23

I will not take a great deal of Fanfare space for this disc, largely because it does not give very generously of itself, with just a bit more than a half hour of music. The accompanying notes gush over the work ethic of the choir, but tell us little about it and less about the music, though the oddly named Moochin’ About company does give us texts and translations. In fact, I would not have bothered to review it at all except for the wonderful singing of this choir of singing miners from Wales.

The dark sound, founded on an extremely solid bass line, is married to a quite unusual sense of blend and balance, providing great beauty throughout. Most of the music is slow and solemn, but there is enough variety to keep your interest. There is no doubting the deep feeling that these singers have for the material, and despite my initial frustration with this product for its short length and inadequate documentation I found myself almost hypnotized by its beauty. The perfectly judged recorded sound, spacious but also clear and focused, is another asset.

FANFARE: Henry Fogel
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Works on This Recording

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau by Traditional
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Concerti Ecclesiastici: Ave verum, for four voices by Lodovico da Viadana
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Llef, for chorus, organ & piano by Hugh Griffith Jones
Period: Modern 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Ar Doriad Dydd, for chorus by Traditional
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Myfanwy by Joseph Parry
Period: Romantic 
Written: Wales, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Tydi A Roddaist for chorus & orchestra by Arwel Hughes
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Laudamus, for chorus by Traditional
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Hiraeth, for chorus by J. P. Price
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Psalm 23, D 706/Op. 132 by Franz Schubert
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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