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All Saints Of Wales Congregation of St Davids Cathedral
Accompanied by organist Daniel Cook Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Tune: Blaenwern Music: W.P Rowlands Words: Bishop Timothy Rees (1935) Arranged by: Paul Leddington Wright
I Hear Thy Welcome Voice Congregation of St Davids Cathedral
Accompanied by organist Daniel Cook Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Tune: Gwahoddiad Words: Lewis Hartsough Music: Lewis Hartsough
David Of The White Rock Rhys Meirion
Accompanied by harpist Dylan Cerynw Arranged by: T. Osbourne Roberts
For Wales Our Land Sound of Wales
Accompanied by The Pendyrus Male Voice Choir English Words: Peter Cousins and Magnus Gardener Welsh Words: Lewis Valentine Music: Jean Sibelius Available on the Sound of Wales album Llef (The Cry)
Hark My Soul Congregation of St Davids Cathedral
Accompanied by organist Daniel Cook Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Tune: St Bees Words: William Cowper (1731-1800) Music: J.B. Dykes (1823-1876) Source: Common Praise #457
Jesu Lover Of My Soul Congregation of St Davids Cathedral
Accompanied by organist Daniel Cook Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Tune: Aberystwyth Music: Joseph Parry (1841-1903) Charles Wesley Words: Francis Pott (1832-1909) Source: SOP Hymnbook #151
Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer Congregation of St Davids Cathedral
Accompanied by organist Daniel Cook Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Tune: Cwm Rhondda Music: John Hughes (1873-1932) Words: William Williams (1717-91), Peter Williams (1727-96) and others Source: SOP Hymnbook #142
Factsheet for Sunday 24th of February 2013
St David's Day: Aled Jones visits St Davids in Pembrokeshire to discover how the city is celebrating the patron saint of Wales, takes a look around the fascinating cathedral and introduces wonderful hymn-singing and music from tenor Rhys Meirion and Sound Of Wales.
In this week's episode contains stories about the following people and places;
St Davids Cathedral
The Very Revd Jonathan Lean, Dean of St Davids Cathedral, takes Aled on a tour of the cathedral. He visits the newly restored shrine to St David and learns more about the history of the misericords.
Porth y T?r is the Cathedral gatehouse where the Cathedral bells are housed. Each of the bells is named after saints associated with Wales with the biggest one bearing the name of St David himself.
Canon Patrick Thomas
Canon Patrick discovered his faith on a visit to St Davids. He tells his story and explains how important the cathedral and surrounding area is to him. An experience on the cliffs near St Davids was the beginning of his spiritual awakening. The following year he found himself on pilgrimage to St Davids, and felt a calling to the priesthood. He went on to be ordained in St Davids Cathedral. He is now a Guardian of the newly restored Shrine and a regular religious broadcaster on BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 4 (‘Prayer for the Day’). He’s the author of several books in both English and Welsh on literary, historical and religious subjects.
Graham is a daffodil grower in St Davids. There are 3500 common varieties of daffodil in the UK.
Graham Perkins’ father began growing daffodils in the 1950s, he believes that each bulb is a miracle, containing the entire formed daffodil; it just needs to bulk up and grow. He discusses the importance of the daffodil to Wales and to St Davids Day celebrations.
Dragon Parade Preparations
Children from Ysgol Bro Dewi School in St Davids prepare for a dragon parade in St Davids to celebrate St Davids Day. Elly Morgan runs the workshops at the Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre.
Music recorded at St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire
- Aled Jones
- Karen Hannah
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- David Taviner
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- Tommy Nagra