(037) Mezzo-Soprano / Contralto / Counter-Tenor Solo for those aged 25 and over

Entry Deadline
 1 May 2017

Competitors must choose one song from Section A and one from Section B

Section A:
Opera:

‘Près des reparts de Séville’ (‘Draw ger y mur yn Sevilla’), Carmen, Georges Bizet, Arias for mezzo-soprano [Schirmer GS81098]
Welsh words by Thomas Parry                   

‘Voi lo sapete’ (‘Gwyddoch amdano’), Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascagni, Arias for mezzo-soprano [Schirmer GS81098]
Welsh words by Dyfnallt Morgan

‘My friends, take heed of me’ (Aria Pauline: ‘Fy nghyfeillesau llon’), The Queen of Spades, Tchaikovsky, Russian Operatic Arias for Mezzo-Soprano [Peters EP7581]     
Welsh words by John Stoddart

‘Stride la vampa! (‘Gwridog y fflamau’), Il Trovatore, Verdi, Arias for mezzo-soprano [Schirmer GS81098]
Welsh words by John Stoddart

Oratorio/Mass:   
‘Erbarme dich mein Gott’ (‘Tosturia Di, fy Nuw’), St. Matthew Passion, Bach, Oratorio Anthology Alto/Mezzo Soprano [Hal Leonard 00747059]
Welsh words by Stephen J Williams

‘First perish thou, and perish all the world!’ (‘Gwae fo i ti a gwae i’r byd i gyd’), Jephtha, Handel [Novello NOV070128]
Welsh words by Sian Meinir

‘But who may abide the day of His coming?’ (‘Ond pwy a oddefa ddydd Ei ddyfodiad?’), Messiah, Handel,
Oratorio Anthology Alto/Mezzo Soprano [Hal Leonard 00747059]
Welsh words by TH Parry-Williams

‘Liber scriptus (‘Gwelir llyfr ysgrifenedig’), Messe di Requiem, Verdi, Oratorio Anthology Alto/Mezzo Soprano
[Hal Leonard 00747059]

Welsh words by TH Parry-Williams

Section B:

Hen Ganiadau (Welsh songs by a composer born before 1900)

In any published key.

 ‘Yr Ornest’, William Davies [Swyddfa’r Eisteddfod] Key: G neu Bb

‘Brad Dynrafon’, D Pughe Evans [Snell a’i Feibion]

‘Yr Ynys Wen’, MW Griffith [Swyddfa’r Eisteddfod (Hughes a’i Fab)]

‘Arglwydd arwain trwy’r anialwch’, J Pryce Hughes [Snell a’i Feibion]

‘Arafa Don’, RS Hughes [Swyddfa’r Eisteddfod (Hughes a’i Fab)]

‘Y Tair Mordaith’, RS Hughes [Snell a’i Feibion]

‘Pwy fel fy Mam’, T Amos Jones [Swyddfa’r Eisteddfod]

‘Baner ein Gwlad’, Joseph Parry [Snell a’i Feibion]

‘Gwraig y Morwr’, Joseph Parry [Snell a’i Feibion] 

Welsh Song

Any song from the volume I Wefr Dadeni, Gareth Glyn [Curiad] or Llanrwst, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]


40. David Ellis Memorial Prize – Blue Ribband

The adjudication panel will choose four competitors across the categories in competitions 36-39 to compete on the pavilion stage.

(a) Solo from Section A

(b) Solo from Section B

Prize:

David Elis Memorial Medal and £200 (Teulu Ysbylltir er cof am Aeron Gwyn)

The winner will accept a special invitation to perform in Australia during the St David’s Day celebrations at the Melbourne Welsh Church

Prize:

David Elis Memorial Medal and £200 (Teulu Ysbylltir er cof am Aeron Gwyn)

The winner will accept a special invitation to perform in Australia during the St David’s Day celebrations at the Melbourne Welsh Church

Prizes
  1. £150 (Delyth a Trefor Edwards, Rhostrehwfa, Llangefni)
  2. £100 (Mary Owens, Llannerch-y-Medd)
  3. £50 (Rheinallt a Rowenna Thomas, Porthaethwy)

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.

Près des reparts de Séville’ (‘Draw ger y mur yn Sevilla’), Carmen, Georges Bizet, Arias for mezzo-soprano [Schirmer GS81098]
Download MP3 (2.36 MB)
‘Voi lo sapete’ (‘Gwyddoch amdano’), Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascagni, Arias for mezzo-soprano [Schirmer GS81098]
Download MP3 (4.2 MB)
‘Stride la vampa! (‘Gwridog y fflamau’), Il Trovatore, Verdi, Arias for mezzo-soprano [Schirmer GS81098]
Download MP3 (3.06 MB)
‘Erbarme dich mein Gott’ (‘Tosturia Di, fy Nuw’), St. Matthew Passion, Bach, Oratorio Anthology Alto/Mezzo Soprano [Hal Leonard
Download MP3 (6.3 MB)
‘First perish thou, and perish all the world!’ (‘Gwae fo i ti a gwae i’r byd i gyd’), Jephtha, Handel (slow)
Download MP3 (3.1 MB)
‘First perish thou, and perish all the world!’ (‘Gwae fo i ti a gwae i’r byd i gyd’), Jephtha, Handel (fast)
Download MP3 (2.95 MB)
‘Liber scriptus (‘Gwelir llyfr ysgrifenedig’), Messe di Requiem, Verdi, Oratorio Anthology Alto/Mezzo Soprano [Hal Leonard 00747
Download MP3 (4.54 MB)
‘Yr Ornest’, William Davies [Swyddfa’r Eisteddfod] Key: G
Download MP3 (3.56 MB)
‘Yr Ornest’, William Davies [Swyddfa’r Eisteddfod] Key: Bb
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‘Brad Dynrafon’, D Pughe Evans [Snell a’i Feibion]
Download MP3 (5.17 MB)
‘Yr Ynys Wen’, MW Griffith [Swyddfa’r Eisteddfod (Hughes a’i Fab)]
Download MP3 (4.85 MB)
‘Arglwydd arwain trwy’r anialwch’, J Pryce Hughes [Snell a’i Feibion]
Download MP3 (4.92 MB)
‘Arafa Don’, RS Hughes [Swyddfa’r Eisteddfod (Hughes a’i Fab)]
Download MP3 (3.92 MB)
‘Y Tair Mordaith’, RS Hughes [Snell a’i Feibion]
Download MP3 (5.75 MB)
‘Baner ein Gwlad’, Joseph Parry [Snell a’i Feibion]
Download MP3 (3.44 MB)
‘Pwy fel fy Mam’, T Amos Jones [Swyddfa’r Eisteddfod]
Download MP3 (4.27 MB)
‘Gwraig y Morwr’, Joseph Parry [Snell a’i Feibion]
Download MP3 (5.69 MB)
‘Eirlysiau’ I Wefr Dadeni, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
Download MP3 (2.63 MB)
‘Golgotha’ (slow) I Wefr Dadeni, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
Download MP3 (2.95 MB)
‘Golgotha’ (fast) I Wefr Dadeni, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
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‘Sialens’ I Wefr Dadeni, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
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‘Y Gwanwyn’ (slow) I Wefr Dadeni, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
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‘Y Gwanwyn’ (fast) I Wefr Dadeni, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
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‘Y Pair’ I Wefr Dadeni, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
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‘Araf y Tipia’r Cloc’ Llanrwst, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
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‘Cân Herod’ Llanrwst, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
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‘Crafangau’ Llanrwst, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
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‘Meibion y Rhyfel’ (araf) Llanrwst, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
Download MP3 (2.07 MB)
‘Meibion y Rhyfel’ (cyflym) Llanrwst, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
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‘Seithug’ Llanrwst, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
Download MP3 (3.31 MB)
‘Y Cofio’ Llanrwst, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
Download MP3 (3.47 MB)
‘Llanrwst’ Llanrwst, Gareth Glyn [Curiad]
Download MP3 (2.5 MB)
‘My friends, take heed of me’ (Aria Pauline: ‘Fy nghyfeillesau llon’), The Queen of Spades, Tchaikovsky
Download MP3 (6.31 MB)
‘But who may abide the day of His coming?’ (‘Ond pwy a oddefa ddydd Ei ddyfodiad?’), Messiah, Handel
Download MP3 (5.65 MB)
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