(050) Mezzo-Soprano / Contralto / Counter-Tenor Solo for those aged 19 and under 25

Competition complete

Choose one song from Section A and one from Section B

Section A:

Opera:

‘Trouble Man’ (‘Trwbwl Ddyn’), Lost in the Stars, Kurt Weill, From Berlin to Broadway [Hal Leonard HL00308562]
Welsh words by Sian Meinir
‘What good would the moon be’ (‘Pa les sydd i’r lleuad’), Street Scene, Kurt Weill, From Berlin to Broadway [Hal Leonard HL00308562]
Welsh words by Sian Meinir
‘Parto Parto, ma tu ben mio’ (‘Madael, a wnaf, fy nghariad’), La clemenza di Tito, Mozart, Mozart Arias for Mezzo Soprano [Hal Leonard HL40043]
Welsh words by John Stoddart
‘Deh per questo istante’ (‘Trugarha am funud fechan’), La clemenza di Tito, Mozart, Mozart Arias for Mezzo Soprano [Hal Leonard HL40043]
Welsh words by Dyfnallt Morgan

Oratorio/Mass:  
Any aria from Meseia [Messiah], Handel (including those in the appendix) [Novello NOV 070134 or Novello NOV 070137]

Section B:

Welsh Song

‘Hwiangerdd Mam’, Morfydd Llwyn Owen [Oriana Publications]
‘Tynghedwyd’, Morfydd Llwyn Owen [Oriana Publications]
‘Gweddi y Pechadur’, Morfydd Llwyn Owen [Oriana Publications]
‘Romani’, Arwel Hughes [Gwynn]
‘Adar Rhiannon’, Arwel Hughes [Oriana Publications]
‘Gwisgoedd Nef’, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards [Roberton Publications]
‘Mae Hiraeth yn y Môr’, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, Caneuon y Tri Aderyn [Gwynn]
‘Hydref’, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, Caneuon y Tymhorau [Curiad]
‘Rhagolygon y Llongau’, Gareth Hughes [Oriana Publications]
‘Mynd am Dro’, Gareth Hughes [Oriana Publications]

 

53. Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize – The Blue Ribband

The adjudication panel will choose four competitors across the categories in competitions 49-52 to compete on the pavilion stage.

(a) Solo from Section A

(b) Own choice of a solo by a Welsh composer excluding the Section B choices in the List of Competitions

 

Prize:
Osborne Roberts Memorial Medal (Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf) and £150 (Delwyn Tibbott, Llandaf)

National Welsh-American Foundation Prize.  The winner will receive an additional prize from the National Welsh-American Foundation to enable him / her to visit North America to perform during the annual North American festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the final weekend of August / beginning of September 2019. 

Violet Mary Lewis Scholarship worth £220, donated by her son, Dr Cyril David Jones, Michigan, USA, and her daughter, Phyllis Marie Jones-Gaide, Florida, USA, for the best soprano in competition 49 to receive further training.

 

David Lloyd and Jean Skidmore, Aberdovey Memorial Funds - £160 from the David Lloyd Memorial Prize Fund and £60 from the Jean Skidmore, Aberdovey, Memorial Fund, in memory of David Lloyd, for the best tenor in competition 51 to receive further training.

 

Scholarships

The following scholarship is to be used to promote the winner’s career.  No-one may receive any scholarship more than once, but individuals can compete to win the prizes.  See General Rules and Terms no. 21

 

William Park-Jones Scholarship worth £2,000 presented to the winner of the Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize.

London Welsh Male Voice Choir Scholarship worth £500, presented to the winner of the Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize.

William Park-Jones Scholarship worth £1,000 to the most promising soloist in competitions 49-52 to enable him / her to receive further training at a recognised music school or college or by a recognised vocal tutor.

 

Prizes
  1. £100 (Côr Caerdydd)
  2. £60 (Gwynneth Roberts er cof am ei rhieni, Mona a David Omri Davies)
  3. £40 (Gwynneth Roberts er cof am ei rhieni, Mona a David Omri Davies)

Rehearse with Accompaniment

This year, we’re offering a brand new service for competitors, to help you prepare and rehearse for your competition. We are very grateful to Annette Bryn Parri for preparing piano accompaniment files for all our test pieces.

Annette Bryn Parri is one of Wales’ leading and most experienced accompanists and musicians. Read more about her here.

Click ‘play’ on the file below or download a copy to your computer to rehearse for your competition.

Please note that this resource is for rehearsal purposes only, and we hope it will help you when choosing suitable pieces for your voice type. The tempo of the pieces has been set to help rehearsals, and there can be different to performance speed. It is your responsibility to set your own tempo during the competition performance.

This is a pilot project and we are keen to receive your feedback. Please email gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk with any comments.

‘Parto Parto, ma tu ben mio’ (‘Madael, a wnaf, fy nghariad’), La clemenza di Tito, Mozart
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‘What good would the moon be’ (‘Pa les sydd i’r lleuad’), Street Scene, Kurt Weill
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‘Deh per questo istante’ (‘Trugarha am funud fechan’), La clemenza di Tito, Mozart
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‘Trouble Man’ (‘Trwbwl Ddyn’), Lost in the Stars, Kurt Weill
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‘Adar Rhiannon’, Arwel Hughes [Oriana Publications]
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‘Gweddi y Pechadur’, Morfydd Llwyn Owen [Oriana Publications]
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‘Gwisgoedd Nef’, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards [Roberton Publications]
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‘Hwiangerdd Mam’, Morfydd Llwyn Owen [Oriana Publications]
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‘Mae Hiraeth yn y Môr’, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, Caneuon y Tri Aderyn [Gwynn]
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‘Mynd am Dro’, Gareth Hughes [Oriana Publications]
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‘Rhagolygon y Llongau’, Gareth Hughes [Oriana Publications] (Slow)
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‘Rhagolygon y Llongau’, Gareth Hughes [Oriana Publications]
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‘Romani’, Arwel Hughes [Gwynn]
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‘Tynghedwyd’, Morfydd Llwyn Owen [Oriana Publications]
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‘Hydref’, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, Caneuon y Tymhorau [Curiad]
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A phreswylydd y nefoedd / Ti a’u drylli (He that dwelleth in heaven / Thou shalt break them) Messiah, Handel
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Ac yna llygad y dall agorir / Fe bortha Ef ei braidd (Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened / He sall feed his flock) Messi
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Dyrchefaist ti i’r nef (Thou art gone up on high) (Cyflym) Messiah, Handel
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Dyrchefaist ti i’r nef (Thou art gone up on high) (Araf) Messiah, Handel
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Fe’i torrwyd Ef... / Ond ni chafodd fod yn enaid coll (He was cut of… / But thou didst not leave his soul in hell) Messiah, Hand
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Gwrandewch, yn feichiog morwyn fydd Tydi sy’n datgan efengyl i Seion (Behold, a virgin shall conceive O thou the tellest…)Messia
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Llonnwch chwi fy mhobl (Comfort ye my people) Messiah, Handel
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Mae’n ddirmygedig (He was despised) Messiah, Handel
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Mi wn mai byw yw Ef fy mhrynwr (I know that my Redeemer liveth) Messiah, Handel
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Mor weddaidd yw traed pob un (How beautiful are the feet) (fast) Messiah, Handel
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Mor weddaidd yw traed pob un (How beautiful are the feet) (slow) Messiah, Handel
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O dowch a gweld a oes unman yn ofid (Behold and see if there be any sorrow) Messiah, Handel
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Os Duw sy drosom, pwy all fod i’n herbyn? (If God be for us, who can be againt us) Messiah, Handel
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Pob rhyw bantle (Ev’ry valley) Messiah, Handel
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Yr utgorn a gân / Gwrandewch, dirgelwch a ddwedaf i (The trumpet shall sound / Behold, I tell you a mystery) Messiah, Handel
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