Gorhofedd Gwyr Harlech

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GORHOFFEDD GWYR HARLECH (The March of the Men of Harlech). AKA and see "March of the Men of Harlech," "Nixon No. 2." Welsh, March (4/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A famous Welsh tune which first appeared in print in Edward Jones' Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, 2nd Ed., 1794. Classical composer Franz Jospeh Haydn (1732–1809) composed a setting of the melody in 1803, and William Thomas Best (1826–1897) wrote his "Concert Fantasia on a Welsh March ­'Gorhoffedd Gwyr Harlech'" for pipe organ.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (Pocket Companion for the Flute, Flageolet or Violin, vol. 5), 18--; p. 4. Wier (The Book of a Thousand Songs), 1918; p. 314.

Recorded sources: SAIN SCD 2382, Nansi Richards – "Brenhines y Delyn/Queen of the Welsh Harp" (2003. Originally recordings from 1947–1972).




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