Prelude on Hyfrydol

The choice of the joyful melody Hyfrydol by RH Prichard reflected my desire to create a celebratory, extrovert recessional type piece. It is also a reflection of my Welsh roots. My aim has been to emphasize the exultant nature of the melody by allowing its tonal nature full reign in a texture that is, nevertheless, often very dissonant; the one aspect helps to reinforce the other. Registration should overall be very full.




c. 7′