Welsh Impressions
- piano music from Wales TCR025

Zoë Smith, piano

Yn Welsh Impressions mae’r pianydd Zoë Smith yn datgelu gemau anghyfarwydd y repertoire Cymreig i’r piano gan amrywiaeth o leisiau cyfansoddol. Mae’r casgliad yn cynnwys cerddoriaeth 13 o gyfansoddwyr Cymreig, y rhan fwyaf ohonynt yn cael eu recordio yma am y tro cyntaf: o hyfedredd Fictoraidd Henry Brinley Richards a llais trawiadol y Morfydd Owen ifanc, drwy ramant Meirion Williams, i fydoedd sain unigryw Grace Williams a Mervyn Burtch.  

In Welsh Impressions pianist Zoë Smith reveals little-known gems of Welsh piano repertoire from a range of compositional voices. The collection features the music of 13 Welsh composers, most of which is recorded here for the first time: from the Victorian virtuosity of Henry Brinley Richards and the striking voice of a young Morfydd Owen, through the romance of Meirion Williams, to the singular soundworlds of Grace Williams and Mervyn Burtch.  

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Find more information on the composers by clicking their names below. The titles link to the sheet music.

Four Welsh ImpressionsMorfydd Owen

    1. Llanbrynmair

    2. Glantaf

    3. Nant-y-ffrith

    4. Beti Bwt

The SeasonsCyril Jenkins

    5. Spring

    6. Summer

    7. Autumn

    8. Winter

9. Welsh Folk DancesET Davies

10. The Silent PoolGrace Williams

11. Allegro vivace - David Vaughan Thomas

12. Prelude, ‘St Tudno’ T Osborne Roberts

13. Suo Gân – arr. George Mantle Childe

14. Nocturne in A flatMeirion Williams

15. Lullaby - Dilys Elwyn-Edwards

Three European Dances – Eiluned Davies

    16. La Casse-noisette (France)

    17. Paiduska Makedonska (Macedonia)

    18. Tropanka (Bulgaria)

Six Song PreludesMansel Thomas

    19. Broad Sound

    20. Channel Saint

    21. The Inner Light

    22. A Song of Sleep

    23. The Mask of Pity

    24. Èze-Sur-Mer

Sonatina No. 5Mervyn Burtch

    25. Allegro con brio

    26. Lento

    27. Allegro con brio

28. Juanita – arr. Henry Brinley Richards

Ochr yn ochr i’r albwm yma, rydym wrth ein boddau i gynhyrchu llyfrynnau newydd o’r sgoriau sy'n ffurfio rhan o'r repertoire sy ar y record. 

Alongside this release, we’re delighted to have produced companion sheet music editions of some of the repertoire featured on the record.

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Tracks 5-8 © Stainer & Bell Ltd

Track 9 © Oxford University Press

Track 10 © Oriana Publications

Track 13 © Oxford University Press

Track 14 © Estate of Meirion Williams

Track 15 © Estate of Dilys Elwyn-Edwards

Tracks 19-24 © Mansel Thomas Trust

Tracks 25-27 © Mervyn Burtch Trust

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