Feb 4, 2009

Only Men Aloud and Bryn Terfel: The First to support the Song for Saint David’s Day

Bryn Terfel and Tim Rhys Evans, Musical Director of ‘Only Men Aloud’ came together to support the launch of a manuscript on the web, a special song for Saint David’s Day, which has been adopted as the official song of the National Saint David’s Day Parade. (NSDDP) The launch of the ‘Cenwch y Clychau i Dewi’ manuscripts on the web, were celebrated by the presentation of the very first copies to Bryn Terfel and Tim Rhys Evans, and the manuscripts will be available for sale from Y Lolfa website www.ylolfa.com from the 5th February 2009 onwards - the very first time a Welsh medium publication is sold in an electronic format.

“It’s a great pleasure and honour for all of us in ‘Only Men Aloud’ to be the first to receive this exciting new song to celebrate our Nation’s Patron Saint. All the best to the ‘National Saint David’s Day Parade’ for many years of continued success in song and spirit.” said Tim Rhys Evans.

Bryn Terfel received the very first copy of the Piano and Voice arrangement and Tim Rhys Evans the first version of the Male Voice Choral arrangement from Gwenno Dafydd, who wrote the words both in English and Welsh. Heulwen Thomas composed the original music for piano and voice and the Male Voice, Female Voice and Mixed (SATB) arrangements were made by Eilir Owen Griffiths.

All four versions will be available to buy for £2 a copy (with a discount if anyone buys more than 5 copies) from Y Lolfa website – www.ylolfa.com.

Garmon Gruffydd from Y Lolfa said” It has been possible to buy English books from the web for quite some time, but it is an honour for us to be the first publisher to sell Welsh medium e-books. As well as selling the four versions of ‘Cenwch y Clychau i Dewi’ we intend to sell a number of novels in the form of e-Books.

‘Cenwch y Clychau i Dewi’ will be published on February the 6th .

Purchase 'Cenwch y Clychau i Dewi' HERE.

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