Flying the Welsh flag on St David’s Day (in Sussex)

Cyfarchion yr Wyl!

The Chichester Music Press is very proud of the strong Welsh links it has despite its geographical location. Several pieces in our catalogue are in Welsh, and we undertake music engraving tasks for many Welsh publishers and composers.

Here’s a quick tour of the pieces in our catalogue which are, in the terminology of the National Library of Wales, ‘of Welsh interest’, either by virtue of the origin of the texts used, or by the Welshness of the composers.

Folksong arrangements, with texts in Welsh:

  • Dafydd y Garreg Wen for SSAA (Neil Sands)
  • Dafydd y Garreg Wen for SATB (Neil Sands)
  • Cwrw Da for SSAA (Neil Sands)
  • Home / Cartref for SATB, soprano solo and piano, a commission for Cantorion y Creigiau (Neil Sands)
  • Mae ‘Nghariad i’n Fenws for tenor solo and piano (Neil Sands)
  • Chantry Folksongs for SATB & piano. One folksong from each of Wales, England, Ireland & Scotland. The Welsh one is Suo Gân, made popular outside Wales by the film Empire of the Sun, and arranged here by Victoria Larley. The Scottish & Welsh songs are arranged by composers with Welsh connections, too (Neil Sands & Patrick Larley).

Edward-Rhys Harry (Bangor) click for details

  • In The Bleak Midwinter
  • O Magnum Mysterium
  • Ave Verum Corpus
  • Requiem Of Loss

Peter Flinn (Bangor) click for details

  • Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
  • Three Miniature Portraits
  • Octet
  • Two Christmas Carols
  • Cinema Suite

Wyn Pearson (Bangor) click for details

  • Love Divine That Floweth From On High

Gareth Leyshon (Bangor) click for details

  • Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung

Christopher Larley (Welsh College of Music & Drama) click for details

  • A Psalm Cycle
  • I Worship And Adore The True And Living God
  • Lumine
  • The Annunciation Carol
  • Steal Away
  • Missa Brevis

Neil Sands (Bangor, Aberystwyth) click for details

  • Chantry Canticles
  • Death on a Cross
  • Hush No More
  • On Marriage
  • Sainte Cécile
  • Salve Regina
  • She Moved Through the Fair
  • String Sketches
  • Suite for Oboe and Harpsichord
  • The Hope of All the World
  • Were You There?
  • Word Made Flesh
  • A Look to the Skies
  • Winter Song
  • Pomp and Circumstance March Number One
  • Herongate
  • Good News Fanfares
  • Mass From Verbena
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About Neil Sands

Director of the Chichester Music Press. Astronomer.
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