Win The Three Welsh Tenors’ Second CD: “TARANTELLA”
The Three Welsh Tenors release their second album on March 3rd. Titled TARANTELLA it comprises the follow up to their debut CD, ‘Three Welsh Tenors’, which charted high in the UK Classical Charts.
The new album is released on the Sain record label and showcases some brand new arrangements of much loved classics, Welsh favourites and some of the best loved popular songs of all time.
Tarantella features 12 tracks in all, two of which are bonus tracks: a new arrangement by Wyn Pearson of the Welsh hymn ‘Rhys’, sung in both English and Welsh, and an acapella version by Aled Hall of ‘Busy Doing Nothing’ from the film ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court’.
Now Rhys Meirion, Aled Hall and Alun Rhys-Jenkins (the Three Welsh Tenors) must be added to that illustrious list. All three are professional tenors with successful solo careers in their own right.
They first came together to sing as a trio at the Celtfest in Cardiff , part of a spectacular line up of stars entertaining rugby fans prior to a Wales/New Zealand match. They blew the audience away.
Since then they have gone from strength to strength, even releasing their own national Rugby Medley – Bread Of Heaven, Delilah and the Welsh National Anthem – sung in true stirring form (http://www.sainwales.com/store/sain/sain-ll012 and itunes).
Passionate and witty, Tarantella shows perfectly what remarkable voices these three men have. Guitarist Wyn Pearson composed ‘Cymru, gwelaf di’ especially for the Tenors and asked Dafydd Iwan to compose the words. The result is a moving testament to Alun, Rhys and Aled’s feelings for Wales, sung with real conviction. The same is true of Caradog Williams’ new medley of Welsh evergreen favourites ‘Men of Harlech’, ‘Unwaith Eto’n Nghymru Annwyl’ and Rhys Jones’ ‘O Gymru’.
Caradog, the trio’s regular accompanist on stage, also arranges a new version of the much loved traditional Welsh song ‘Ar lan y môr’, and probably the best-known of all Welsh songs, ‘Myfanwy’ by Joseph Parry.
‘O sole mio’, ‘My way’ and ‘Bridge over troubled water’ also feature on the album, together with the title song ‘Tarantella Napoletana’, all arranged by John Quirk. The duet from ‘The Pearl Fishers’ is probably the best-known of all operatic duets but is sung here in a new arrangement for the first time for three voices.
Sunday, 30 March 2014 - 11:59pm
We have 6 copies of The Three Welsh Tenors “Tarantella” CD to give away; to enter just answer the question below:-
Inga Anderson, Spencer Broadley, Rose Gaskell, Olive de Sarasola, Louise Adkins and Patricia Whittaker