New Recording: Ar Hyd y Nos Arrangement

I’d like to share this new arrangement!

I know, it’s a bit late for Christmas, but bear with me.

Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night) is a traditional Welsh carol. Written for SATB choir, this was commissioned by Vox Humana (Brian Wismath, director) for three performances back in December. They were kind enough to make this very nice recording after the concerts!

Vox Christmas Stage 2014
Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria, December 2014

Some details: The arrangement begins with 9 bars of humming that can be repeated or omitted as needed. Vox used it as they walked on stage – great way to start a concert. The song has three verses. The first two are set identically as a repeat, except for a brief soprano descant in the second verse. The third verse is more involved, with some divisi and more extended harmonies. Overall, a medium difficulty arrangement, but I think it would be no problem for many community choirs.

To read the score while you listen, click the link:
Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night)

Or listen using the Soundcloud window below.

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