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Thread #25268   Message #2860468
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
09-Mar-10 - 04:55 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Princess Royal
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Princess Royal
I have an interesting version of this piece, and I have sent two versions in for posting. One is simply the melody, the other is fleshed out for a small ensemble.

This version was played by the Welsh harper Thomas David Llewelyn (1828-1879.) Robin Huw Bowen, a present-day Welsh harper, found it in the National Library of Wales and published it in his 'Llewelyn Alaw Pocket Tune Book."

The A part is like the versions I have found on the web, but the B part is quite different and quite enjoyable. I have changed the key from B flat to C take make it more playable for a typical folk group.

The Welsh title is 'Y Dywysoges Frenhinol.'

What do you do if you want to play fancy version? You get some music software and download my file into My Documents. Then you open it with your music software and print it.