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Within the Castle Walls

(Songs of Welsh Revolution)
Brian Balmages
Grade: 3

This 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. (8:00)

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: B1509 85.00
Score Only: B1509S 14.00