four-movement suite is based on a collection of Welsh
songs inspired by war and revolution. The first movement,
A Mighty Warrior, uses a folk song surrounded
by original material, much in the style of Grainger.
The second movement, Over the Stone, is lyrical
and longing, reflecting a warrior who returns from
battle. Men of Harlech brings strong tones
of pride and nationalism before the final movement,
Owain Glyndwr’s War Song. Several high-pitched
snare drums create the sound of a Welsh drum corps
as the music brings the entire work to a dynamic close.