Morfudd: Three Welsh Songs

  • Breichiau Morfudd (Morfudd’s Arms)
  • Siom (Disappointment)
  • Morfudd fel yr Haul (Morfudd like the sun)

  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co

First performed as part of the ‘Concerts at the Crossroads’ series on 2 June 2012 in Beulah United Reformed Church, Rhiwbina, Cardiff by Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) and John Reid (piano).  These three pieces take their inspiration from the 13th century Welsh poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym and are addressed to Morfudd, the wife of an Aberystwyth merchant who seems to have had a long affair with Dafydd.

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