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The Nativity

Ave Maria

Christus Natus Est

Distaw

Gorffennwyd

Mae'n Rhaid i Bethau Newid

Myrddin/Merlin

Requiem

Y Crwydryn Llon

Choral Music

Eric Jones

Great is the Story: The Nativity ALTOP063

A modern Cantata telling the Christmas story through song and verse, scored for Soprano, Bass-Baritone, Narrator, SATB choir and SSA youth choir and the following instruments: flute, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, harp, piano and organ. The first of a trilogy of cantatas.

Cantata gyfoes yn adrodd hanes y Geni mewn gair a chân ar gyfer Soprano, Bas-Bariton, Llefarydd, côr SATB a chôr Ieuenctid SSA, gyda'r offerynnau canlynol: ffliwt, 2 ffidil, fiola, soddgrwth, bas dwbl, telyn, piano ac organ. Y gyntaf mewn trioleg o gantatau.

Price: £4.99

Eilir Owen Griffiths

Ave Maria ALTOP035

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Instrumentation:
SATB

Duration: 4 minutes

Score Sample

Price: £1.75

Ave Verum Corpus ALTOP048

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Instrumentation:
Solo Tenor and Orchestra (or Piano)

The orchestral parts for Ave Verum Corpus are available to hire from our Hire Library.

Orchestra instrumentation:
Piccolo / Flute / Oboe / Cor Anglais / Clarinet / Bass Clarinet / Bassoon
2 French Horns / Trombone / Bass Trombone / Tuba
Timpani
1 or 2 Percussionists
Harp
Strings

Duration: 4 minutes

Score Sample

Price: £1.75 (Vocal Score with Piano Reduction)

Christus Natus Est ALTOP040

Christus Natus Est is an eight-movement Christmas work for SATB choir and orchestra (or piano). It features new settings of popular carols such as Away in a Manger and Silent Night alongside newer compositions.

Instrumentation:
Solo Soprano, Solo Alto, Solo Tenor, Solo Bass, SATB Choir and Chamber Orchestra (or Piano)

The orchestral parts for Christus Natus Est are available to hire from our Hire Library.

Orchestra instrumentation:
Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Bassoon
Timpani (optional)
2 Percussionists
Harp
Strings

Duration: 30 minutes

Score Sample

Price: £3.25 (Vocal Score with Piano Reduction)

Coro Angelicus ALTOP049

Coro Angelicus has been especially composed by Eilir for Côr Godre’r Garth. It is a lively work which encompasses some of Eilir’s favourite memories with the choir since he took over as conductor in 2003. The brass ensemble is reminiscent of his first performance with the choir on the National Eisteddfod stage, conducting Gloria by John Rutter. The presence of the harp in the work is significant because of the strong cerdd dant tradition in the Pontypridd area, and the percussion instruments are a reminder of a special concert in Carmarthen in 2009, when the choir performed Carmina Burana by Carl Orff and O Beata Trinitas by Karl Jenkins.

The first of the work’s nine movements is Ymdeithgan Angel, composed by Eilir for his wife on their wedding day, when the choir sang in the service. Disgynnodd has been composed in the manner of a folk song, echoing the choir’s folk repertoire down the years. The main theme of Exaudi Nos – Clyw Ni was composed one fine evening when the choir was on tour in La Rochelle in 2010. Although Coro Angelicus is not a festive composition, it contains the familiar carol Noël which brings back fond memories for Eilir of the annual Christmas concerts held at Tabernacl Chapel in Efail Isaf. The work closes with a stirring arrangement of Sanctus, to signify the numerous times the choir has sung at the Millennium Stadium before international rugby matches.

Instrumentation:
SATB Choir, Brass Ensemble, 2 Harps and Organ

The instrumental parts for Coro Angelicus are available to hire from our Hire Library. Orchestration as follows:
2 French Horns / 2 Trumpets / Trombone / Tuba
2 or 3 Percussionists
2 Harps
Organ

Duration: 25 minutes

Score Sample

Price: £3.25 (Vocal Score)

Distaw ALTOP022

A collection of songs by Eilir Owen Griffiths. Features a number of songs from his musicals and this collection is a valuable addition to the repertoire of this popular music genre. A score for voice and piano accompaniment. Lyrics by Emyr Edwards and Ceri Elen.

Casgliad o ganeuon gan Eilir Owen Griffiths. Mae'r gyfrol yn cynnwys unawdau o nifer o'i sioeau cerdd ac yn ychwanegiad gwerthfawr i repertoire y genre poblogaidd hwn. Sgôr ar gyfer lleisiau a chyfeiliant piano. Geiriau gan Emyr Edwards a Ceri Elen.

1. Distaw
2. Ni Ddeallaf Fyth
3. Curiad Calon Celwydd
4. Garcia Mwyn
5. Heno, Heno...Plentyn Wyf
6. Yr Eneinio ym Methania
7. Creulon Nos
8. Hen Wlad
9. Cân Maria

Instrumentation:
Solo voice and piano
Optional flute part included for Hen Wlad

Score Sample

Price: £12.95

Gaudete ALTOP050

A contemporary setting of the 16th Century sacred Christmas Carol. Also available as part of Christus Natus Est (see above).

Instrumentation:
SATB Choir and Chamber Orchestra (or Piano)

The orchestral parts for Gaudete are available to hire from our Hire Library.

Orchestra instrumentation:
Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Bassoon
Timpani
2 Percussionists
Strings

Duration: 2 minutes

Score Sample

Price: £1.50 (Vocal Score with Piano Reduction)

Gorffennwyd ALTOP030

Gorffennwyd is a modern cantata which uses Easter as its subject matter. It was originally written during a period of studying in Pella, Iowa in 2001 for a group of friends and Central College Iowa Chamber Choir. The composer intended to shed new light on the story of the crucifiction, and has done so with a mix of Norman Clos-Parry's words and original quotes from the Bible.

Instrumentation:
Vocal Soloists, Narrator, SATB Choir and Chamber Ensemble (or Piano)

Soloists:
Mair (alto)
Gwraig (alto)
Iesu (tenor)
Jwdas (tenor)
Pedr (baritone)
Pilat (baritone)

The instrumental parts for Gorffennwyd are available to hire from our Hire Library.

Ensemble instrumentation:
2 Harps
Piano
Keyboard
Bass Guitar
Percussion
Strings

Duration: 27 minutes

Score Sample

Price: £3.00 (Vocal Score with Piano Reduction)

In Memoriam|Er Côf ALTOP068

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Instrumentation:
SATB Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Mae'n Rhaid i Bethau Newid ALTOP037

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Instrumentation:
SSA Choir and Piano

Optional Bass Guitar and Drum Kit parts are available to download free of charge.

Duration: 4 minutes

Score Sample

Price: £1.75 (Vocal Score)

Price: £2.50 (Full Score)

Myrddin/Merlin ALTOP024

An experimental SATB piece that gives a choir the opportunity to use their whole bodies to create the mystical and playful world of the magician. The bilingual lyrics (by Catrin Lyall) are written from a child's point of view, hiding behind a tree watching Merlin and being mesmerized by this unusual character.

Darn SATB arbrofol sy'n rhoi rhyddid i aelodau'r côr ddefnyddio eu holl gorff i gyfleu byd hudolus a chwareus y consuriwr. Mae'r geiriau dwyieithog, o waith Catrin Lyall, wedi cael eu hysgrifennu o safbwynt plentyn sy'n cuddio tu ôl i goeden yn gwylio Myrddin yn cael ei wefreiddio gan y cymeriad anarferol hwn.

Instrumentation:
SATB Choir, Violin, Marimba and Piano

Violin and Marimba parts are available to download free of charge.

Duration: 4 minutes

Score Sample

Price: £1.75 (Vocal Score)

Requiem ALTOP042

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Instrumentation:
Solo Tenor, Solo Baritone, SATB Choir and Orchestra (or Piano)

The instrumental parts for the Ensemble and Full Orchestra versions of Requiem are available to hire from our Hire Library.

Ensemble version instrumentation:
Flute / Oboe / optional Clarinet
2 French Horns / Trumpet / Trombone
Timpani
2 or 3 Percussionists
Harp
Strings

Full Orchestra version instrumentation:
2 Flutes / 2 Oboes / 2 Clarinets / 2 Bassoons
4 French Horns / 2 Trumpet / 3 Trombones / Tuba
Timpani
5 Percussionists
Harp
Strings

Duration: 45 minutes

Score Sample

Price: £3.25 (Vocal Score with Piano Reduction)

Y Crwydryn Llon ALTOP028

An SATB choir piece with piano accompaniment. Welsh lyrics by Dewi Jones. Dedicated to Côr Godre'r Garth.

Darn corawl SATB a chyfeiliant piano. Geiriau Cymraeg gan Dewi Jones. Cyflwynir i Gôr Godre'r Garth.

Instrumentation:
SATB Choir and Piano

Duration: 3 minutes

Score Sample

Price: £1.75