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Music in Twentieth Century Wales
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Music in Twentieth Century Wales Name: Course: Tutor: Date: Introduction Music in the Welsh community is important to every person notwithstanding the age of the singer, listener or the composer or his affiliation. Therefore, Wales holds dear its numerous orchestra groups, choirs, musical groups and the ensembles plus the composers.
Through education and the support of patrons, Welsh music has set into a vigorous motion that encompasses other musical horizons that has led to a significant transformation of music that is performed in Wales.2 This has included instrumental music, chamber music plus symphonic output music.3 The creation of ensembles at Welsh universities and the establishment of a national orchestra coupled with the British Broadcasting Corporation national Orchestra of Wales has given rise to an unrivalled interest in instrumental music either orchestral or chamber. Composers of the twentieth century have also added an impetus towards the interaction of Welsh classical music and music from other parts of the world. Prominent artists to have come from Wales include Mansen Thomas, Daniel Jones, Alun Hoddinott and others form the current crop of musicians. Wales has a different kind of music as compared to music from other parts of the world, that has given it the title “the land of song”, and the music is normally associated with deep male voice exemplified in bands and choirs such as the Treorchy Male Voice Choir. ...
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