Newest publication: Three Yeats Songs for medium voice and flute (Tŷ Cerdd, 2017). This is a revised version of pieces Rhian wrote in 1967 as part of her Master's degree submission at Washington University, St Louis, USA, where these pieces were first performed. They set the famous poem, 'Had I the Heavens' Embroidered Cloths' as well as 'He and She' and 'Sweet Dancer'.
At the International Conference, 'Women's Work in Music', held at Bangor University, Rhian's Phantasy Trio (vln, cello, piano) was performed by members of Ensemble Cymru (4th Sept. 2017). The following day, she presented her work, Clytemnestra, recently broadcast on BBC and about to be placed on CD by BBCNOW, Jac van Steen, conductor, and Ruby Hughes, soprano.
The second of the 2017 national youth courses run by Cerdd, this time for the National Youth Brass Band of Wales and the National Youth Choir of Wales, took place in Monmouth at the lovely Haberdashers' Girls' School in late July. Cerdd composer-in-residence this year, the post generously supported by the Colwinston Foundation.
The first of the 2017 youth courses run by Cerdd, for the National Youth Training Choir of Wales and the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales, took place at the Haberdashers' Girls' School, Monmouth, in mid-April, 2017. Works performed at the two concerts, at Monmouth Priory and at the University of Swansea, were Rhian's two Walt Whitman settings for choir and organ, The Gossamer Thread and A Clear Midnight, recently published by Tŷ Cerdd, the new clarinet quartet, Locomotion (pub. Stainer & Bell), and the new work, On this Precious Earth for wind orchestra.
|RS with Liz Toye, |
conductor of NYTCW