In Honour of the GORSEDD PROCLAMATION CEREMONY of THE ROYAL NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES
Relayed from the Market Hall, Llanelly
IT is customary to hold an evening Concert after the annual Proclamation of the National Eisteddfod made within the Gorsedd of Bards. Today's proclamation is of the Eisteddfod to be held in Llanelly in August, 1930, and for the first time in the history of Wales the National Orchestra of Wales will take part in the Proclamation Concert.
THE NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE
THE first movement begins with what has been called a threefold theme, but there is no need to think of the three tunes as forming one subject between them, and it is simpler to listen to the first, rather as an introduction. Eight bars later the violins enter with a quavering theme, which almost immediately becomes the accompaniment to a melody for the oboe and clarinet. The second subject is introduced by a beautiful modulation to the key of G, played by the horns and bassoons, and the second main tune itself is a real Schubert song-like theme played first by the violoncellos. These tunes appear in various disguises in the course of the movement.
The second movement, in slower time, begins, just as the first did, with a tune for the basses, but now they are accompanied by soft chords on horns and bassoons. Then there is a tender little tune for the first violins alone, which leads to the other principal melody, played first by the clarinet. The whole movement is built up on these. Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Cyfeilydd (Piano), SIDNEY LEWIS