Holst's collection of Twelve Welsh Folk Songs was published in 1931, with the lyrics translated into English by Steuart Wilson. Two of these are presented here, scored for SAB three-part chorus with a Piano reduction provided for rehearsal purposes.
Gustav Holst (1874-1934) was an English composer and teacher. Having studied under Stanford and Parry, he became a close friend of Vaughan Williams – they would often critique each other’s work – and influenced composers such as Tippet and Britten. He is best remembered for his Planets suite.