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Grace Williams (1906-1977)

Grace Williams

Apart from a few years spent in England, Grace Williams spent her entire life in Barry, the coastal town west of Cardiff where she was born. She loved the sea and the sense of the infinite it evokes, and its influence on her work is great. Donald Macleod visits the composer's home town, and talks to her niece, Eryl Freestone, and artist Ceri Thomas, who has just completed a painting of her inspired by her setting of Ave Maris Stella.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

The Silent Pool/Y Llyn Mud (1932)
Iwan Lewelyn-Jones (piano)
SAIN SCD 2308
CD1 t9

Sea Sketches
English Chamber Orchestra
David Atherton (conductor)
Lyrita SRCD 323
CD1 t13-17

Ave Maris Stella
BBC Singers
Ronald Corp (conductor)
BBC RECORDING
(also available on Chandos CHAN 9617)


Trumpet Concerto
Howard Snell (trumpet)
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Charles Groves (conductor)
Lyrita SRCD 323
CD1 t10-12

Thou Art the One Truth
Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone)
Iain Burnside (piano)
BBC RECORDING




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