Morriston RFC Male Choir
Anthem from Chess
Anthem from Chess
Battle Hymn of The Republic
"Y Darlun"Sung at Sant Salvator church, Ernst, Mosel, Germany on 29th May 2016 during our tour of the area
Pilgrim's ChorusFrom Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser. Recorded in Sacred Heart Centre, Morriston, in June 2010 with visiting USA choir inSpirit (whom we thank for this video).
Anthem from ChessRecorded in Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston with singing brothers Richard & Adam Johnson during our Annual Concert 2014
LlanfairRecorded in Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston during our 2010 Annual Concert. The well-known Welsh hymn by Welsh singer Robert Williams (b. Mynydd Ithel, Anglesey, Wales, 1781; d. Mynydd Ithel, 1821), whose manuscript, dated July 14, 1817, included the tune LLANFAIR, which is usually attributed to him. Williams lived on the island of Anglesey. A basket weaver with great innate musical ability, Williams, who was blind, could write out a tune after hearing it just once. He sang hymns at public occasions and was a composer of hymn tunes.
Anthem from ChessAnother recording in Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston. With Rhydian Jenkins, our guest soloist at our 2016 Annual Concert.
Battle Hymn of The RepublicRecorded in Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston during our 2013 Annual Concert.
Words: Julia W. Howe, 1861. This hymn was born during the American civil war, when Howe visited a Union Army camp on the Potomac River near Washington, D. C. She heard the soldiers singing the song “John Brown’s Body,” and was taken with the strong marching beat. She wrote the words the next day.
The hymn appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862. It was sung at the funerals of British statesman Winston Churchill, American senator Robert Kennedy, and American presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.
Music: John Brown’s Body, possibly by John William Steffe. John Brown was an American abolitionist who led a short lived insurrection to free the slaves.
Y TangnefeddwyrRecorded at the 2009 Eisteddfod. Words by Welsh pacifist, teacher and poet Waldo Williams after he watched from Pembrokeshire as the sky over Swansea turned red during the devastating February 1941 Blitz. Set to music by Eric Jones.