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 Theme code Index    5532 1231
 Also known as    New Year's Eve, New Years Gift, Nôs Galan
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:John Parry
 Region    Wales
 Genre/Style    Welsh
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4, 2/4
 History    North Wales, South Wales
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Blind Parry
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Twelve Airs for One and Two Guitars
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1781
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 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Nôs Galan [New Yea's Eve] %written Calan (probably a typo) M:C L:1/8 S:John Parry, British Harmony, London, 1781, p. 7 N:Fleischmann no. 2052 K:G d3 c B2 A2|G2 A2 B2 G2|ABcd c2 BA|G2 ~F2 G4:||: A2 B2 c2 A2|B2 c2 d2 A2|Bc d2 cd e2|=f2 e2 d4| d3 c B2 A2|G2 A2 B2 G2|ABcd c2 BA|G2 ~F2 G4:|

X:1 T:Nos Galan T:New Year's Night M:C| L:1/8 B:Edward Jones - "Musical And Poetic Relicks of the Welsh Bards" (1784, p. 159) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F [C3F3A3c3] [GB][F2A2][E2G2]|F2F2A2F2|GABG [F3A3][EG]|[A,2F2][G,2E2][A,4F4]| [C3F3A3c3] [GB][F2A2][E2G2]|F2F2A2F2|GABG [F3A3]-[EG]|[A,2F2][G,2E2][A,4F4]|| |:G3A B2G2|A3B c2G2|(A/B/ c3) (B/c/d3)|[c2e2][=B2d2][E4c4]| [C3F3A3c3] [GB][F2A2][E2G2]|F2F2A2F2|GdBG [F3A3]-[EG]|[A,2F2]C2[A,4F4]:| P:Variation 1st [A2c2][Ac][GB][F2A2][E2G2]|F2 FG A2F2|GABG [F3A3][EG]|[A2F4][G,2E2][A,4F4]:| |:(G>A)GA B2G2|(A>B)AB c2G2|Acfg afed|ecd=B c2z2| zc(dB)z(ABG)|F2 FG A2F2|GdBG AFGE|[A,2F2][G,2E2][A,4F4]:| P:Variation 2 |:(3cfe (3dcB (3Adc (3BAG|F2G2A2F2|(3zGB (3zGB (3zFA (3zEG|(3zA,F (3zG,E [A,4F4]:| |:G3-A B2G2|A3B c2G2|(3Acf (3cfg (3agf (3efd|(3ced 93dc=B c2 z2| (3cfe (3dcB (3Adc (3BAG|F2G2A2F2|(3zGd (3zBd (3zAc (3zGB|(3zFA (3zEG F4:| P:Variation 3 [c3c'3]-[Bb] [A3a3][Gg]|[F3f3][Gg][A3a3][Ff]|[G3g3][Bb][A2a2][G2g2][F2f2][E2e2][F2f2]z2:| |:[e3g3]-[fa][g2b2][e2g2]|[f3a3][gb][e2c'2]g2|a2 d'2f'2d'2|[c'2e'2][=b2d'2][e4c'4]| [c3c'3][Bb][A3a3][Gg]|[F3f3][Gg][A3a3][Ff]|[G3g3][Bb][A2a2][G2g]|[F2f2]c2[F4f4]:| P:Variation 4 c<az/d<Bz/ c<az B<Gz/|A<Fz/ F<Gz/ A2F2|D<Gz/ B<Gz/ A<Fz/ G<Ez/|F2E2F4:| |:G<Cz/ E<Cz/ B<Cz/ G<Cz/|A<Cz/ F<Az/ c<Cz/ G<Cz/|A<cz/ B<dz/ c<ez/ d<fz/|(g>fd>=B) c4| c<Az/ d<Bz/ c<Az/ B<Gz/|A<Fz/ F<Gz/ A2F2|D<Gz/ B<Gz/ A<Fz/ G<Ez/|F2C2 [A,4F4]:| P:Variation 5 c/c'/b/a/ g/f/e/d/ c/f/e/d/ c/B/A/G/|F3-G A2F2|G/B/d/c/ B/A/G/F/ E/F/E/D/ C/B,/A,/G,/|F,/F,/E,/D,/ C,/B,,/A,,/G,,/ F,,4:| P:Variation 6 ([c3f3a3c'3][Bgb]) [A2f2a2][G2e2g2]|[F2f2][Ff][Gg][A2a2][F2f2]|[Gg][Aa][Bb][Gg] [A3a3]-[Gg]|.[F2f2].[E2e2][F4f4]:| |:(G3A)B2G2|(A3B)c2G2|A/B/c3 defd|[c2e2][=B2d2] cd/e/ f/g/a/b/| [c2f2a2c'2]c'>b [A2f2a2][G2e2g2]|[F2f2]f>g [A2a2]f2|gd'bg [f3a3][eg]|[A2c2f2]c2 [F4A4c4f4]!fermata!:|

X:2 T:Nos Galan M:C L:1/8 S:Edward Light, Introduction to Playing the Harp-lute & Apollo-lyre, London, c. 1785, p. 25c N:Fleischmann no. 2146 K:F c'3 b a2 g2|f2 g2 a2 f2|gabg a3 g|f2 e2 f4| c'3 b a2 g2|f2 g2 a2 f2|gabg a3 g|f2 e2 f4| g3 a b2 g2|a3 b c'2 g2|a=b c'2 d'e'f'd'|c'2 d'2 {c'/d'/}c'4| c'3 b a2 g2|f2 g2 a2 f2|gabg a3 g|f2 e2 f4|]

X:1 T:Nos Calen [sic] M:C L:1/8 R:Air N:"Welch" B:Aird - Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (1788, No. 588, p. 224) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d3cB2A2|G2A2B2G2|ABcd c2BA|G2 F2 G4:|| A2B2c2 BA|B2c2d2B2|cd e2 de=f2|f2e2 d4| d3c B2A2|G2A2B2G2|ABcd c2 BA|G2 F2 G4||

X:1 T:Nôs Galan T:New Years Gift M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:William Bingley - North Wales...delineated from two excursions, vol. 2 (1804). N:From a section entitled "Sixteen Admired Welsh Airs" (p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F "Andantino"c3B A2G2|F3G A2F2|GABG A3G|F2E2 F4| c3BA2G2|F3GA2F2|GABG A3G|F2E2F4:| |:G3AB2G2|A3Bc2A2|{AB}c4 {Bc}d4|e2d2c4| c3BA2G2|F3GA2F2|GdBG A3G|F2E2F4:|]

X:1 T:Nos Galen T:New Year’s Eve M:C| L:1/8 R:Air O:Welsh B:Edward Jones - ”A choice collection of 51 Welsh airs” (1863, p. 39) N:Edward Jones (1752-1824) advertised himself as "harper to his late Majesty N:King George the Fourth, when Prince of Wales." Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c3B A2G2|F2F2A2F2|GABG [F3A3]-[EG]|F2E2[A,4F4]|c3B A2G2| F2F2A2F2|GABG [F3A3]-[EG]|[A,2F2][G,2E2][A,4F4]|| |:G3AB2G2|A3B c2G2|(A/B/) c3 (B/c/d3)|[c2e2][=B2d2][E4c4]| c3BA2G2|F2F2A2F2|GdBG [F3A3]-[EG]|[A,2F2]C2 [A,3F4]:|]

X:1 T:Nos Galan T:New Year's Eve M:2/4 L:1/8 K:F c>B AG|FF/G/ AF|G/A/B/G/ A>G|FE F2:| GG/A/ BG|A/B/A/B/ cG|A/G/A/B/ cf|ed c2| c>B AG|FF/G/ AF|FF/G/ AF|G/d/B/G/ c>B|AG F2||