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: A CONCERT

OLIVE WILLIAMS (Soprano)
THE STATION TRIO: T. D. JONES (Pianoforte), MORGAN LLOYD (Violin), GWILYM THOMAS
(Violoncello)

Contributors

Pianoforte: T. D. Jones
Violin: Morgan Lloyd
Violin: Gwilym Thomas

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

: A Story told in Welsh by Magdalen Morgan, and Music by the Station Trio

: ' Y Blodyn Glas'

Opera Comic Cymraeg Mewn Dwy Act
(Buddugol yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru,
1926)
' The Blue Flower '
A Welsh Comic Opera in Two Acts
(Awarded the Prize at the Welsh National
Eisteddfod, 1926) .
Y Geiriau A'r Gerddoriaeth Gan
Words and Music by J. EDDIE PARRY
Cymeriadau (Characters) :
Plant y Pentre (Village Children):
Village Children, Fairies, etc.
Supported by a Small Orchestra
Act I
Golygfa (Scene):
A shady woodland on a May morning. The children are dancing around a Maypole, when they are interrupted by Glyn, who tearfully tells them that he must leave them in a few days to seek employment. Mair tells them of the Blue Flower, which has the magic power of changing its wearer into anything he wishes. They decide to seek it. Glyn refuses to believe, and is presently joined by Rhys, a droll lout, to whom he confesses that the children are simple enough to believe in fairies. While they discuss the improbability of fairies, they are suddenly surrounded by a number of the sweetest little elves imaginable. Rhys becomes friendly, and when the children eventually, return tired out after a fruitless search, he suggests that the fairies should take them all to ' Gwlad Yr Haf ' or ' Summer Land.'
Act II
Golygfa (Scene) :
The Queen's Bower, built of butterfly wings.
The children are welcomed by the Queen, but they suddenly miss Rhys. When they are searching for him, he enters breathlessly.' The Queen finds that he has lost the Blue Flower, and he is, therefore, condemned to die, in spite of earnest prayers by Glyn and the children.
The Queen commands a fairy to blindfold him, but no one has a handkerchief ready. Rhys offers his own, and as he pulls it out, the Blue Flower falls at his feet. Ho is forgiven, and the children are allowed to return to the earth once again, after making a promise to report anyone who disbelieves in fairies to her Majesty when they next visit Summer Land.
The Opera arranged for broadcasting by the AUTHOR

Contributors

Music By: J. Eddie Parry
Olwen: Ceinwen Rees
Mair: Eileen Ashton
Glyn: Myrddin Rees
Rhys: William John Thomas
Prif Forwyn y Tylwyth Teg (Chief Fairy): Hilda Stevens
Brenhines y Tylwyth Teg (Fairy Queen): Muriel Williams








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