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T. Hopkin Evans & the Welsh musical renaissance Cymdeithas Etifeddiaeth Glannau Mersi Merseyside Welsh Heritage Society November 2011.

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1 T. Hopkin Evans & the Welsh musical renaissance Cymdeithas Etifeddiaeth Glannau Mersi Merseyside Welsh Heritage Society November 2011

2 Music in 19th century Wales Choral music Hymn singing (Y gymanfa ganu) Musical composition Folk and traditional music (vocal & instrumental) The National Eisteddfod of Wales Sol-fa (& musical literacy) Musical education

3 Images of 19 th century Welsh music

4 T. Hopkin Evans (1879 – 1940) Musical example #1 Penmachno (‘Ar fôr tymhestlog teithio’r wyf I fyd sydd well i fyw’) Words: Ieuan Glan Geirionydd © Andante/BBC Cymru

5 Three Doctors of Music William Rees Herbert ( ) – moved to USA David Evans ( ) – Cardiff University T. Hopkin Evans ( )

6 Resolven: musical life Congregational singing The Temperance Movement Tonic Sol-fa (Curwen & Ieuan Gwyllt)

7 Musical example #2 Dyrchafaf fy llygaid (‘I will lift up mine eyes’ – Psalm 121) Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge (George Guest) Sain (Recordiau) Cyf.,

8 Neath (1909 – 1919) London Road English Presbyterian Chapel (Precentor and organist) Neath Castle Steel making in Neath

9 Musical example #3 Tregeiriog (‘Bydd gyda mi, O Iesu da’) Rhys Nicholas (words) © Andante/BBC Cymru

10 Musical example #4 Gorof ‘Caed Baban bach mewn preseb trosom ni’ © Andante/BBC Cymru

11 Hopkin Evans and the Phil Hall The original Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool – built in 1849 & destroyed by fire in ca. 1930

12 Musical example #5 Hosanna Doniau Dyffryn Lliw © Sain (Recordiau) Cyf.,

13 Diolch am wrando Thank you


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