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Three Welsh Songs

Three Welsh Songs

for strings


  • Instrumentation: string orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
As one of Wales’ leading young composers, Huw Watkins was the ideal choice to write a new work to mark the 60th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales. The choice of work was an easy one for Watkins who describes his settings of Welsh folk songs as ‘something of a guilty pleasure!’
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the musicians of the English Chamber Orchestra to mark the 60th birthday of their Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales.
Content text: I Allegro vivace
II Lento
III Allegro
Performance duration: 12'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 3. März 2009 London, Cadogan Hall (UK) · Dirigent: Paul Watkins · English Chamber Orchestra
Year of composition: 2008-2009
Performances
Orchestra: Manchester Camerata
2019-10-18 | Ulverston (United Kingdom), The Coronation Hall
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2019-10-05 | Swansea (United Kingdom), Brangwyn Hall
Conductor: Caroline Pether
Orchestra: Manchester Camerata
2018-11-21 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Manchester Cathedral — 19.30
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2018-06-04 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama — 19:30
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2018-04-13 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), BBC Hoddinott Hall — 14:00
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2018-03-04 | Mold (United Kingdom), Theatr Clwyd — 19:30
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2018-03-03 | Newport (United Kingdom), The Riverfront — 19:00
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2018-03-02 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama — 19:30
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2018-03-01 | Newtown (United Kingdom), Theatr Hafren — 19:45
Conductor: Vlad Maistorovici
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2017-06-09 | Brașov (Romania), Biserica romano-catolică Sf. Petru și Pavel — 19:30
Conductor: Paul Watkins
Orchestra: Kristiansand Symfoniorkester
2017-02-09 | Kristiansand (Norway), Kilden Teater- og Konserthus — 19:30
Conductor: Grant Llewelling
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne
2017-01-20 | Vitré (France), Public Centre
Conductor: Grant Llewelling
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne
2017-01-19 | Rennes (France), Scolaire Opéra
Conductor: Grant Llewelling
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne
2017-01-19 | Rennes (France), Scolaire Opéra
Conductor: Grant Llewelling
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne
2017-01-18 | Rennes (France), Scolaire Opéra
Conductor: Ian Bostridge
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2016-06-24 | Cambridge (United Kingdom), West Road Concert Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Ian Bostridge
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2016-06-19 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Norwich Theatre Royal — 19:30
Conductor: Ian Bostridge
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2016-05-07 | Shanghai (China, People's Republic), Shanghai Concert Hall Shanghai — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Garry Walker
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2016-02-24 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Hoddinott Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Jaime Martin
Orchestra: London Mozart Players
2015-06-26 | East Sussex (United Kingdom), St. Mary\'s Church, Rye — 20:00
Conductor: Carlos Domínguez-Nieto
Orchestra: Landeskapelle Eisenach
2015-04-04 | Eisenach (Germany), Landestheater — 20:00
Conductor: Bartosz Woroch
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2014-10-06 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Dora Stouzker Hall, RWCMD
Conductor: David Le Page
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2014-07-24 | Goodwick (United Kingdom), St Peter\'s Church — 19:30
Conductor: Gerrit Prießnitz
Orchestra: Landeskapelle Eisenach
2014-04-26 | Eisenach (Germany), Landestheater — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: David Danzmayr
Orchestra: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus
2013-08-07 | Columbus, OH (United States of America), Franklin Park Conservatory | national Premiere
Conductor: Thomas Kemp
2012-09-29 | West Malling (United Kingdom), St Mary\'s Church — 19.00 h
Conductor: James Slater
Orchestra: Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra
2010-05-16 | Presteigne (United Kingdom), St. Andrew’s Church
Conductor: James Slater
Orchestra: Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra
2010-05-15 | Brecon (United Kingdom), Theatre Brycheiniog
Conductor: James Slater
Orchestra: Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra
2010-05-14 | Aberystwyth (United Kingdom), Arts Centre
Conductor: Nic Pendlebury
Orchestra: Trinity College of Music String Orchestra
2010-02-04 | London (United Kingdom), Great Hall, Blackheath Halls — 19.30 h
Conductor: Nic Pendlebury
Orchestra: Trinity College of Music String Orchestra
2010-02-03 | London (United Kingdom), Great Hall, Charterhouse School — 20.00 h
Conductor: Paul Watkins
Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
2009-10-30 | Douglas (Isle of Man), Villa Marina
Conductor: Paul Watkins
Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
2009-10-27 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom)
Conductor: George Vass
Orchestra: Presteigne Festival Orchestra
2009-09-01 | Presteigne (United Kingdom), St Andrew\'s Church — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Watkins
Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
2009-03-03 | London (United Kingdom), Cadogan Hall — 19.30 h | World Premiere
As one of Wales’ leading young composers, Huw Watkins was the ideal choice to write a new work to mark the 60th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales. The choice of work was an easy one for Watkins who describes his settings of Welsh folk songs as ‘something of a guilty pleasure!’
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the musicians of the English Chamber Orchestra to mark the 60th birthday of their Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales.
Content text: I Allegro vivace
II Lento
III Allegro
Performance duration: 12'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 3. März 2009 London, Cadogan Hall (UK) · Dirigent: Paul Watkins · English Chamber Orchestra
Year of composition: 2008-2009
Orchestra: Manchester Camerata
2019-10-18 | Ulverston (United Kingdom), The Coronation Hall
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2019-10-05 | Swansea (United Kingdom), Brangwyn Hall
Conductor: Caroline Pether
Orchestra: Manchester Camerata
2018-11-21 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Manchester Cathedral — 19.30
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2018-06-04 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama — 19:30
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2018-04-13 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), BBC Hoddinott Hall — 14:00
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2018-03-04 | Mold (United Kingdom), Theatr Clwyd — 19:30
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2018-03-03 | Newport (United Kingdom), The Riverfront — 19:00
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2018-03-02 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama — 19:30
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2018-03-01 | Newtown (United Kingdom), Theatr Hafren — 19:45
Conductor: Vlad Maistorovici
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2017-06-09 | Brașov (Romania), Biserica romano-catolică Sf. Petru și Pavel — 19:30
Conductor: Paul Watkins
Orchestra: Kristiansand Symfoniorkester
2017-02-09 | Kristiansand (Norway), Kilden Teater- og Konserthus — 19:30
Conductor: Grant Llewelling
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne
2017-01-20 | Vitré (France), Public Centre
Conductor: Grant Llewelling
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne
2017-01-19 | Rennes (France), Scolaire Opéra
Conductor: Grant Llewelling
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne
2017-01-19 | Rennes (France), Scolaire Opéra
Conductor: Grant Llewelling
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne
2017-01-18 | Rennes (France), Scolaire Opéra
Conductor: Ian Bostridge
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2016-06-24 | Cambridge (United Kingdom), West Road Concert Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Ian Bostridge
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2016-06-19 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Norwich Theatre Royal — 19:30
Conductor: Ian Bostridge
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2016-05-07 | Shanghai (China, People's Republic), Shanghai Concert Hall Shanghai — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Garry Walker
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2016-02-24 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Hoddinott Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Jaime Martin
Orchestra: London Mozart Players
2015-06-26 | East Sussex (United Kingdom), St. Mary\'s Church, Rye — 20:00
Conductor: Carlos Domínguez-Nieto
Orchestra: Landeskapelle Eisenach
2015-04-04 | Eisenach (Germany), Landestheater — 20:00
Conductor: Bartosz Woroch
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2014-10-06 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Dora Stouzker Hall, RWCMD
Conductor: David Le Page
Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru
2014-07-24 | Goodwick (United Kingdom), St Peter\'s Church — 19:30
Conductor: Gerrit Prießnitz
Orchestra: Landeskapelle Eisenach
2014-04-26 | Eisenach (Germany), Landestheater — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: David Danzmayr
Orchestra: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus
2013-08-07 | Columbus, OH (United States of America), Franklin Park Conservatory | national Premiere
Conductor: Thomas Kemp
2012-09-29 | West Malling (United Kingdom), St Mary\'s Church — 19.00 h
Conductor: James Slater
Orchestra: Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra
2010-05-16 | Presteigne (United Kingdom), St. Andrew’s Church
Conductor: James Slater
Orchestra: Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra
2010-05-15 | Brecon (United Kingdom), Theatre Brycheiniog
Conductor: James Slater
Orchestra: Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra
2010-05-14 | Aberystwyth (United Kingdom), Arts Centre
Conductor: Nic Pendlebury
Orchestra: Trinity College of Music String Orchestra
2010-02-04 | London (United Kingdom), Great Hall, Blackheath Halls — 19.30 h
Conductor: Nic Pendlebury
Orchestra: Trinity College of Music String Orchestra
2010-02-03 | London (United Kingdom), Great Hall, Charterhouse School — 20.00 h
Conductor: Paul Watkins
Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
2009-10-30 | Douglas (Isle of Man), Villa Marina
Conductor: Paul Watkins
Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
2009-10-27 | Shrewsbury (United Kingdom)
Conductor: George Vass
Orchestra: Presteigne Festival Orchestra
2009-09-01 | Presteigne (United Kingdom), St Andrew\'s Church — 19.30 h
Conductor: Paul Watkins
Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
2009-03-03 | London (United Kingdom), Cadogan Hall — 19.30 h | World Premiere
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