Santes Dwynwen - Edward-Rhys Harry

Duration: 12'00"
Ensemble: SATB piano or organ
Grading: Easy/Medium
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The story of Santes Dwynwen, the patron saint of lovers and love in Wales, is centuries old. To this day greetings cards are sent on the date of her passing: January 25th.

The larger work is presented here in suite form. The story has been amended to be much shorter for this short cantata setting, designed for choirs of any age or size. The solo passages are written with the thought that the soloists themselves might be members of the choir who are performing.

The piece is written as either a feature item for a service of worship or as a filler in a concert programme.

Santes Dwynwen (suite version) was performed by The Harry Ensemble as part of their 2013/14 season, with performances in Warminster, Reading, London and New York.