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WELSH MUSIC.

whether the harper plays the air or any kind o] variation upon it, as long as he keeps to the fundamental harmony. In this style of Penillion singing there is no burden or chorus, the singer having the whole of the melody to himself, first and second part repeated. What renders it more difficult, is the rule that he must not begin with the melody, but, according to the length of the metre of his stanza, must join the melody at such a point as will enable him to end with it.

The following examples admit of the introduc- tion of two of the most famous melodies in con- nection with this style of singing.

Air. ' Pen Ehaw! (The name of a Harper.) i Penillion. Moderate.

��VOICE.

��AIR.

�� ��Tri pheth sy dda gan i, Cael rho-dio ger-ddi gwyrddion, A

��nael fynych fod yn mysg Yr hydiiysg, fawrddysgfeirddlon; Y

��gwrando arnynt gydagwenYn Canu'r hn be -nil -lion

���Mwyn yw Telyn o vewn ty, Lie

��byddo Teulu dedwydd ; Pawb a'l benlll yn el gwrs, Heb

��Son ambwrsy cybyddj Mwyn y can oddeutu'rUn.Mor-

��i Dr. Bhys's Grammar makes mention of a Bard named Gruffydd Ben Kliaw ; and probably this tune was composed about the begin- ning of the 15th century, or at least acquired this title at that time. Edward Jones' Relict of the Welsh Bards, p. 165.

��WELSH MUSIC.

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��- wynion glan Meirionydd.

��Air. Serch Hudol.' (Love's Fascination.) Penillion. Spirited.

VOICE

��Am.

�� ���Maen yw llun.aMwynywllais.Y del-yn farnais newydd,

PC

�� ��Haeddai glod am fod yn fwyn, HI ydyw llwyn llawenydd :

��Fe ddaw'r ad-ar yn y man, I dlwnlo dan ei'denydd.

��m

��g^^jEg^y^g^fEE]

��Yma a threw y Maent yn Son, A min-au'n cys-on wrando, "T - I*" F , m---m-

��un-dyn yn y - wlad Pwy yd-yw'm Car-lad et-to ;

���Ac nis gwn yn dda fy him Oes i - mi un a'i peid-io

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