Anonymous
Re: Welsh metre
Sat Aug 6, 2016 8:50pm
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Thank you David, Finn and Sally
You have given me a lot to think about.

The Book is a manuscript. I will bring it next weekend.
As far as deciding whether the tunes fit, for those of us with very limited musical knowledge it is very difficult without the tune.

The welsh tunes, as far as I can read them are shown below. They are dotted between a lot of other tunes, many recognisable as English, Scottish or American.

Page Title Metre Parts
54 Landifolio CM 2
55 Lanhowell CM 2
57 Lanwenog CM 2
66 Mongomery CM 2
67 Mydrim CM 2
117 Cardigan CM 2
17 Cardigan LM 2
56 Langinin LM 2
58 Lanedy LM 2
85 Rhydyceisiaid LM 2
98 Treby LM 2
78 Pontypool PM 2
124 Cambria PM 2
39 Glandive WM 2
86 Rhydwilim WM 2
101 Trevanian WM 2
Abarystwyth 1

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