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Thread #78666   Message #2535801
Posted By: GUEST,Brian Williams Cwmbach Male Choir
09-Jan-09 - 05:54 AM
Thread Name: seeking online translator - Welsh / English
Subject: RE: Tech: On line translation - Welsh / English

Good to see healthy discussion on the beautiful hymn "Gwahoddiad" as sung by Cwmbach, and indeed by almost every male choir. Perhaps I could help answer your query on the verses appearing in text without the chorus. The verses are often sung to the tune "Sara", without including the chorus. Cwmbach Choir has included it in its repertoire but has never recorded it. It could explain the entry in Ieuan Gwyllt's hymnal that exclusdes the chorus. Another link: the first ever Gymanfa Ganu was conducted under Ieuan Gwyllt at Bethania Chapel, Aberdare, which of course is the home town of Cwmbach Male Choir. Cwmbach Male Choir would be happy to answre any queries about its works or history, and more can be found at

Brian Williams
Choir Chairman