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Grace Williams (1906-1977)

Part Four

The poet RS Thomas once wrote that to live in Wales is to be conscious at dusk of the spilled blood that went to the making of the wild sky - a line that evokes the sense of visceral connection to their homelands that Celtic people often seem to have. Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the work of Grace Williams, talking to musicologists Heward Rees and Rhiannon Mathias about some of the ways in which her music emerges from the Welsh landscape in which she lived.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Severn Bridge Variation
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jac van Steen (conductor)
NMC D062
CD1 t12

Can Gwraig y Pysgotwr (Song of the Angler's Wife)
BBC Singers (Women), Ronald Corp (conductor),Stephen Betteridge (piano)
BBC RECORDING

Sinfonia concertante
Huw Watkins (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Baldur Brönimann (conductor)
BBC RECORDING

Rhosyn Duw
BBC Singers
Ronald Corp (conductor)
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