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Caernarfon Male Voice Choir: ‘COFIO’

This recording celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the Caernarfon Male Voice Choir. Since it’s inception it has forged its own unique place amongst the foremost vocal ensembles in Wales. However it remains as firmly rooted in it’s community as ever and during this time of celebration, the opening verse of ‘Cofio’ – a setting of the poem by Waldo Williams, seems particularly relevant…..

‘Cofio’ (Remembering) : Waldo Williams

Before the sun has left the sky, one minute,
One dear minute, before the joumeying night,
To call to mind the things that are forgotten
Now in the dust of ages lost from sight.



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Conductor : Menai Williams
Accompanist : Mona Meirion

1. Caernarfon 4’59”
Robat Arwyn; Meirion Mcintyre Huws © Sain
darn comisiwn / commissioned by the choir

2. Cwsg, Osian 3’53”
(allan o / from ‘Nia Ben Aur’)
Alun Huws, Cleif Harpwood trefn. Menai Williams © Sain

3. Cofio 6’07”
Eric Jones ; Waldo Williams © Curiad

4. The Lily of the Valley 4’48”
tradd. trefn. Edmund Walters © Roberton

5. Gwahoddiad 3’45”
L. Hartsough, trefn. John Tudor Davies, cyf. Ieuan Gwyllt © Hughes a’i Fab

6. Pedair Oed 4’15”
Robat Arwyn, trefn. Menai Williams; Robin Lloyd ab Owain © Sain
unawdydd – Raymond Jones

7. Y Tangnefeddwyr 6’34”
Eric Jones ; Waldo Williams © Curiad

8. Speed Your Journey 4’53”
(allan o / from ‘Nabucco’)
G. Verdi, trefn. Sydney Northcote; cyf. Norman Tucker & Tom Hammond © Ricordi

9. Sanctaidd 5’39”
(‘Sanctus’ allan o / from ‘Messe Solonelle St. Cecilia’)
Charles Gounod, trefn. Derek Littlemore; tradd. cyf. M. A. Jones © Curiad

10. Tawel yw’r Môr 3’34”
Heinrich Pfeil; John Guard, cyf. J. L. Roberts © Roberton

11. Morte Christe 4’22”
(When I Survey the Wondrous Cross)
Emrys Jones ; Issac Watts © L. Wright Music

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