Alaw033: From the Beginning

From the Beginning
15 Welsh Folk Tunes with exercises for one or two harps
Meinir Heulyn
 

Cover imageCompiled and arranged by Meinir Heulyn. Fifteen of Wales' most popular folk tunes with preparatory exercises and bilingual texts. All playable on the Celtic harp with optional second harp part. Introduction, performance notes and extensive historical notes by Dr Meredydd Evans and Phyllis Kinney, provided in Welsh and in English.

Exam setting:
Tune 3 or 6 - ABRSM Grade 2 List A Item 3

 

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Contents & Exam Settings

From the Beginning
15 Welsh Folk Tunes with exercises for one or two harps
Meinir Heulyn

 

INTRODUCTION
I had the good fortune to be exposed to Wales’ wealth of folk music from an early age. You may be familiar with a few Welsh folk tunes yourself, as many are know worldwide. In writing this book my intention is to give harpists, young and old, the opportunity to enjoy these tunes as they improve their harp technique. Loose translations are provided to give an understanding of the Welsh verses. Additionally, some interesting background notes have been provided by Miss Phyllis Kinney and Dr. Meredydd Evans, two of Wales’ leading authorities on Welsh folk songs. I am extremely grateful to them for their invaluable contribution. I am also indebted to Rhydian Griffiths for tracing the copyright ownership of some of the Welsh verses. Last, but not least, I must thank my husband, Brian, for preparing with enthusiasm this book for publication.

Meinir Heulyn

CONTENTS
01a Y Fasged Wye (The Basket of Eggs)
01b Y Fasged Wye (The Basket of Eggs)
02a Fuoch Chi 'Rioed yn Morio? (Did you Ever Go Sailing?)
02b Fuoch Chi 'Rioed yn Morio? (Did you Ever Go Sailing?)
03 Dacw Mam yn Dwad (Here Comes Mother) - Tune 3 or 6 - ABRSM Grade 2 List A Item 3
04 Heno, Heno, Hen Blant Bach (Tonight, Tonight, Dear Children)
05 Cysga Di, Fy Mhlentyn Tlws (Sleep, My Pretty Child)
06 Cân y Melinydd (The Miller's Song) - Tune 3 or 6 - ABRSM Grade 2 List A Item 3
07 Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night)
08 Ar Lan y Môr (By the Sea)
09 Y March Glas (The Grey Stallion)
10 Mynd Drot-Drot (Going Trot-Trot)
11 Morio (Sailing)
12 Boneddwr Mawr o'r Bala (A Fine Gentleman from Bala)
13 Twll Bach y Clo (The Little Keyhole)
14 Llwyn Onn (The Ash Grove)
15 Y Deryn Du Sy'n Rhodio'r Gwledydd (The Blackbird that Roams the Countries)

 

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Library Information

Title: From the Beginning
Arranged: Meinir Heulyn
Contents: 15 Welsh Folk Tunes with exercises for one or two harps
Instrumentation: Lever or Pedal Harp
Level: Elementary with ABRSM Grade 2 setting
see "contents" panel above for exam setting
Format: A4 stapled score and part
ISBN: 9790708039280
Publisher: Alaw
Edition/Year: 2003
Origin: UK
Our Ref: Alaw033