Samuel, Rhian: Yr Alarch (The Swan). Solo soprano
The anonymous 14th-century poem Yr Alarch (‘The Swan’) is a striking portrait of ‘this being without blemish’, conveyed in terms of memorable imagery which has inspired Rhian Samuel’s short setting for unaccompanied voice, a true solo song and vocal showcase.
This solo soprano version was first performed by Elin Manahan Thomas at Powis Hall, Bangor University, on 3 March 2016, as part of the Bangor Music Festival.
Also available for solo baritone (Y258).