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

Entry Deadline
 1 May 2019

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

Section A:

Opera:

‘L’amour est im oiseau rebelle’ (‘Cariad sy’ fel aderyn rhydd’), Carmen, Bizet, Arias for Mezzo-Soprano [Schirmer GS81098] Welsh words by John Stoddart

‘Va, l’error mio palesa’ (‘Dos, fy ngham cei ddatgelu’), Mitridante, Mozart, Arias for Mezzo Soprano [Hal Leonard HL40043] Welsh words by Sian Meinir

‘Stella del marinar’ (‘Seren y morwyr oll’), La Gioconda, Ponchielli, Operatic Anthology Volume II: Mezzo-Soprano & Alto [Schirmer GS32584] Welsh words by Sian Meinir

‘Samson, recherchant ma présence’ / ‘Amour! Viens aider ma faiblesse! (‘Daw Samson i’m gweled i heno’ / ‘O serch! nertha fi yn fy ngwendid!’), Samson et Dalila, Saint-Saëns, Arias for Mezzo-Soprano [Schirmer GS81098] Welsh words by Dyfnallt Morgan

Oratorio/Offeren:

‘Et exultavit spiritus meus’ (‘Ymlawenhaodd f’enaid yn Nuw Iôr’), Magnificat in D major (BWV 243), Bach [Bärenreiter BA5103-90] Welsh words by Dyfnallt Morgan

‘Behold the Bridegroom’ / ‘Prepare thyself, Zion’ (‘Daw fy mhriodfab’ / ‘Bydd barod o Seion’) Christmas Oratorio, Bach Oratorio Anthology Alto/Mezzo-Soprano [Hal Leonard 00747059] Welsh words by John Stoddart (adroddgan) and T H Parry-Williams (aria)

Section B:

List of Welsh songs for the vocal categories for those aged 25 and over;

‘Cân Osian’, W Bradwen Jones, Dwy gân i denor [Snell a’i feibion]

‘Mab y Môr’, W Bradwen Jones [Snell a’i feibion]

‘Mawredd Duw’, W Bradwen Jones [Snell a’i feibion]

‘Yr Ehedydd’, W Bradwen Jones [Snell a’i feibion]

‘Cathl i’r Eos’, J Morgan Lloyd [Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru 80046]

‘Min y Môr’, Osborne Roberts [Snell a’i feibion]

‘Angharad’, Robert Smith [Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru 80010]

‘Berwyn’, D Vaughan Thomas, Dwy gân i fariton, [Snell]

‘Llais yr Adar’, D Vaughan Thomas [Oriana]

 

David Ellis Memorial Prize – Blue Riband The adjudication panel will choose four competitors across the categories in competitions 40-43 to compete on the pavilion stage. (a) Solo (Section A) (b) Own choice of a solo by a Welsh composer excluding the Section B choices for those aged 25 and over in the List of Competitions

Prizes
  1. £150 Gwynneth Roberts in memory of her parents, Mona and David Omri Davies
  2. £100 Gwynneth Roberts in memory of her parents, Mona and David Omri Davies
  3. £50 Gwynneth Roberts in memory of her parents, Mona and 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.

Cariad sy' fel Aderyn Rhydd
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Dos, fy Ngham Cei Ddatgelu
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Seren y Morwyr Oll
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Seren y Morwyr Oll (Araf)
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Daw Samson i'm gweled i heno / O serch! Nertha fi yn fy ngwendid!
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Ymlawenhaodd F'enaid yn Nuw Iôr
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Daw fy Mhriodfab / Bydd barod o Seion
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Cân Osian
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Mab y Môr
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Mawredd Duw
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Yr Ehedydd
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Cathyl i'r Eos
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Min y Môr
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Angharad
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Berwyn
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Llais yr Adar
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