Annotation:Gorhofedd Gwyr Harlech

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X: 1 T:Gorhoffedd Gwyr Harlech T:The March of the Men of Harlech M:C L:1/8 Q:120 C:Trad S:51 Welsh Airs R:March A:Wales Q:"Majestic" H:From a facsimile c.1840: A Choice Collection of Fifty-One Welsh Airs H:adapted for The Harp, Piano-Forte, Harpsichord, H:Violin, or Flute by Edward Jones H:"Harper to His Late Majesty King George IV, when H:Prince of Wales". K:C {CEG}c>BAB cdec|fedc BABG|{CEG}c>BAB cdeg|g<e d>c c4:||! d>cB>c .d.dz2|g>fe>f .g.gz2|g>fe>f g>fe>f|g>fe>f .g.gze| f>ag>g f>fe>e|d3/2f/4e/4dc BABG|{CEG}c>BAB cdeg|g<e d>e c4:|

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.

Additional notes

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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