The Twelve days of Christmas in Song – Day 5 continues.
A challenge for any male voice choir is to be able to sing softly.
In fact, today’s lullaby ‘Fy Mhlentyn’ (My Child) is such a challenge.
Moreover, it requires vocal restraint, without losing the emotional sentiment, or the clarity of the lyrics.
We hope you also agree that we’ve responded to the challenge and produced a mellow, yet captivating sound.
Fy Mhlentyn Composer
“Fy Mhlentyn” is composed by north Wales musician Aled Wyn Edwards. Published following its success in the televised S4C Côr Cymru (Welsh Choir) competition.
The lyrics convey the love and protective care of a doting parent as a child settles to sleep.
Aled Wyn Edwards is also the conductor of Cantorion Gogledd Cymru.
Fy Mhlentyn appeared in the 1000 voices programme in 2015, performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The tender and melodious piano accompaniment is provided by Nia Jones, our accompanist.
From a Christmas Cracker:
What did Cinderella say when her photos didn’t arrive on time?
One day my prints will come!
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Alan Thompson says
This was my favourite song from the whole concert. The piano is exquisite.