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Meirion Wynn Jones: Tra Bo Dau: Mixed Choir

Book Only | Mixed Choir
Arranger Meirion Wynn Jones
Publisher Novello and Co Ltd.
Instrumentation Mixed Choir [SATB]

The Welsh folksong Tra Bo Dau arranged by Meirion Wynn Jones for SATB choir. Piano accompaniment is included for rehearsal purposes only.

The collecting of Tra Bo Dau in 1906 by the Bangor academic J. Lloyd Williams (1854-1945) from the singing of his wife and sister-in-law proved to be an act of great consequence for the future of folk music in Wales - leading as it did, to the founding of the Welsh Folk Song Society. The song, promoted by Williams at the National Eisteddfod in Caernarfon that year, grew quickly in popularity, despite the commentator Frank Kidson claiming the melody to be 'a corruption of 'The Cobler of Castlebury'' by Charles Dibdin (1745-1814). More recent analysis points to a similarity in the song's opening phrase only. - Meirion Wynn Jones

Product Format Vocal Score
Genre Folk Music
Product Type Sheet Music
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Release Date 2017
EAN 5020679243008
Edition Number NOV166617
Catalog No. MUSNOV166617
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