26 Welsh Songs, WoO 155 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)



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Editor First edition
George Thomson
Publisher. Info. London: Preston, Edinburgh: G. Thomson, n.d.[1817].
Misc. Notes Songs numbered 61-90. Includes 4 songs arranged by Joseph Haydn (Hob.XXXIb:39-42), also marked 'H' on contents page.
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Publisher. Info. Ludwig van Beethovens Werke, Serie 24:
Lieder mit Pianoforte, Violine und Violoncell, Nr.263

Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[n.d.[1865]]. Plate B.263.
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Work Title 26 Welsh Songs, WoO 155
Alternative. Title
Composer Beethoven, Ludwig van
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILB 341
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 26 songs:
  1. Duet - Sion, the Son of Evan. Maestoso e con molto spirito (B major)
  2. The Monks of Bangor's March. Maestoso ma con espressione (C minor)
  3. The cottage maid. Andantino quasi allegretto (G major)
  4. Love without hope. Andante esoressuvi, assai amoroso (E major)
  5. The golden robe. Allegretto (B major)
  6. The fair maid of Mona. Andante espressivo (F major)
  7. O Let the Night my blushes hide. Andante quasi allegretto (E major)
  8. Farewell, farewell, thou noisy town. Allegretto con anima (D major)
  9. To the Aeolian Harp. Andante espressivo (E major)
  10. Ned Pugh's Farewell. Andantino con moto (F major)
  11. Merch Megan, or Peggy's Daughter. Allegretto (E major)
  12. Waken, lords and ladies gay. Allegretto spiritoso (D major)
  13. Helpless woman. Andantino con moto (A major)
  14. Duet - The dream. Andantino (B major)
  15. When Mortals all to rest retire. Andante affettuoso con molto espressione (A minor)
  16. The damsels of Cardigan. Allegretto (G major)
  17. The Dairy‑House. Allegretto piu tosto vivace (F major)
  18. Sweet Richard. Andante affettuoso (F major)
  19. The Vale of Clwyd. Andante lamentabile (G minor)
  20. To the blackbird. Andantino piu tosto allegretto (D major)
  21. Cupid's kindness. Vivace e scherzoso (D major)
  22. Duet - Constancy. Andante espressivo (G minor)
  23. The old strain. Andante espressivo, amoroso (B minor)
  24. Three hundred pounds. Allegretto piu tosto vivace (D minor)
  25. The parting kiss. Andante espressivo (A minor)
  26. Good night. Vivace scherzando (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1810–15
First Publication. 1817
Librettist Anne Hunter
William Smyth (1765-1849)
William Robert Spencer
Sir William Jones II (1746-1794)
Robert Burns
John Richardson
Anne Grant (1755-1838)
Richard Llwyd (1752-1835)
Rev. Roberts of Pentre after Dafydd ap Gwilym
Amelia Opie
Walter Scott
Language English (+ translations)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 1-2 voice(s), violin, cello, piano (or harp)
Extra Information Cover of 1st edition gives Harp as an alternative for Piano