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Mountain Ash Easter Eisteddfod. KEEN COMPETITIONS. THE CHIEF CHORAL WON BY AN ENGLISH CHOIR. The 15th annual Mountain Ash Eisteddfod held on Easter Monday was again a very suc- cessful gathering. The number of choirs in the chief choral competition exceeded any previous year, and it was the first occasion for the North Staffordshire Choir to visit tho town. Some of the bauds were also new comers. The malo voice competition proved itself, 8S on previous occasions, one of the most popular competitions during the day. The weather was most un- propitious in the morning, but, fortunately, the rain ceased during the afternoon and evening. Lord Aberdare, who was accompanied by Lady Aberdare and a number of friends, arrived at the- Pavilion while the chief choral competition was proceeding, but owing-to the large num- ber of events he did -not make any speech, though he was one of the presidents for .t.he day. The other president, Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P., was unable to attend., Generally speak- ing, the order of the day was adhered to, and the greatest credit is due to Mr. D. T. Evan-, the energetic secretary, for the splendid ar- rangements in this respect. The other matters in connection with the gathering were under the supervision of Mr Samuel Davies, the field mars hall, and Mr. Davies and his large band of assistants left nothing undone that could be done to make the Eisteddfod a success. The adjudicators were as follow :—Music, Dr. W G McNaught, London; Mr. Merlin Mor- gan. London; Mr. John Price, Garth; and Mr. J. E. Deacon. Cardiff. Literature: Rev. R. S- Rogers, B.A., Mountain Ash. Bands: Mr. J. W Beswick. Recitations: R.ev. D. Jeremy Jones, Mountain Ash; Mr. Silas Williams, of Ynysybwl; and Mr. Henry Davies, Associate of Eluocution, Victoria College, London. Min- ing: Mr. Daniel Davies, Glamorgan County- lecturer, Mi-. D. Jones, Cwmaman Mr. W. F. Ball, Mountain Ash: and Mr. W. Morgan, Mountain Ash. Ambulance: Dr. T. H. Morris, J.P., Tylorstown; Dr. B. Phillips-Jones. Pen- rhiwceiber; and Dr. R. Llewellyn Williams, Mountain Ah. The accompanists were :-MI55 S. M. George, Mountain Ash Mr, R. Howells, Aberdare; and Mr. Haydn Prosser Davies, Merthyr. AWARDS. The awards were as follows:— Pianoforte and Violin Ductt, "Sonata in G Minor (W G. Tollemache); prize, £ 2 2s.—Mr. II. Freedman, Pontycymmer, and Mr. W. Ley shon, Bridgend. Pianoforte Solo (for those not over 15 years of age), "Dance Grazioso" (W. Herbert Lan- yon).—Master Harry Black, Tredegar. Girls' Solo (not over 17 yeans of age), "With You" (Godfrey Nutting); £1 1-—Misa Lizzie Kinsey. Ognrore Vale. Boys' Solo (for those not over 16 yeans of age), "For ever with the Lord" (C. Gounod); £ 1 ls-—Master E. Ivor Sims, Morriston. Baritone Solo "Bedd Glyndwr" (W. O. Jones); £1 Is.—Mr. James Evan;3, Dowlais. Tenor Solo, "Sympathy" (Edward St. Quen- tin) £11s.-M.r Steve Jenkins, Mountain Ash. Contralto Solo, "The Land of Yesterday" (A. Mascheroni); £2 2s. — Miss Maggie Davies, Ynyshir. Girls' Choirs (40 to 50 voices), not exceeding 14 years of ago. The test piece was "Over the Fields of Clover" (A. Geibel), and the firstpize was £8, and a portrait to the successful conduc- tor the second prize was The following choirs sang in the order given: Troedyrhiw (Miss Katie Jones) Abercynon (Mr. Herbert Bromley) Abercwmboi (Mr. John Eiddig Da- yie); Liverpool (Mr. R- T. Edwa-rds); Morris- ton (Mr. J p Llewellyn); Mountain Ash (Mr. William Morris); Cwmaman (Mr. W. Clay Jen- kins). and Hafod (Madame Ben Thomas). The first prize was awarded to Troedyrhiw, and the second prize to Liverpool. The marks awarded were: Troedyrhiw, 69; Liverpool, 6.8; Cwm- aman, 67; Abercwmboi, 66: Morriston, ú6; Hafod, 66; Abercynon, 58; Mountain Ash, no marking. f Recitation, "Tyr'd dan v Deilog Lwyn."— Divided between Miss Maggie May Lewis, Waunarlwydd, and Miss Gwladys May Davies, Ystrad, Pvhondda. Pianoforte Solo, "Dance Caprice."—Miss W. Davey, Bristol. Action Song. There were three choirs in this competition, viz., Abercwmboi Boys (Mr. John Eiddig Davies), Bethania. Boys, Mountain Ash (Mr. Albert Jones), and Abercwmboi Girls (Mr. John Eiddig Davie'). The first prize of £ 3 was awarded to Abercwmboi Girle, and the second prize of £2 to Bethania Boys. The marking 1 was: Abercwmboi Girls, 68; Bethania Boys, 67; .and Abercwmboi Boys. 63. Pianoforte Solo. "Bijoux D'or." — Master Ivor Evan Sims, Morriston. CHIEF CHORAL CONTEST. The first prize in the chief choral competition was £7C, with portrait for the successful con- ductor, and there was also a second prize of £20, and a third prize of £10. The test piece was "By Babylon's Wave" (Gounod), and the choirs were to consist of bet-ween 150 and 180 voices. The choirs sang in the following or- der :—Mountain A&h (Mr. Edwin Williams), Rhymney (Mr. John Price),-Newport (Mr. A. Sims), North Staffordshire (Mr. Whewall), Tre- boeth and District (Mr. William Jenkins), and Cwmavon (Mr. Evan Thomas). In giving his adjudication, Dr. McNaught referred to the forthcoming London National Eisteddfod, and said that he had heard that-Jt had gone- abroad that the musical pieces for competition at> that Eisteddfod were too difficult for Wales. He did not, however, believe that- §'tlch was the case: and he believed that what other .choirs could do, the choirs in Wales could also do. Refer- moT0 particularly to the competition,. Dr. McNaught said that'tihe test piece was very well calculated to bring out the qualities of each choir. It had plenty of high colour and plenty of dramatic effect. Mountain Ash Choir had fair tone, but were not always in tune. They &lsc> h&d a tendency to curve the attack.. Rbym- ney § opening was impressive and moving,, and the basses were excellent. Newport began too loudly; they were vivid in their rendering, but not terrible enough whero required. North Staffordshire Choir had beautiful blend and con- spicuous unity, though not always in tune. Treboetb also began too loudly, but kept to- gether very weiL The final movement was rather too joyous; a good. if not perfect, per- formance. In the case of Cwmavon, the attack was first rate, and the performance a good one, though, perhaps, too much liberty had been taken. The marking was as follows, taking the order as given above: No. 1, 57: 2, 71; 3, 69; 4, 75; 5, 67; 6, 70. The first prize, therefore, went to North Staffordshire, the second to Rhymney. and the third to Cwmavon. Bass Solo, "Loyal Death" (J. Stainer); two guineas.—Mr. Isaac Tavalaw Ðougbto Ebbw Vale. Baritone Solo, "Comfort" (Jacques Blumen- thai); £1 is—^jr. David Jonee, Ferndale." Pianoforte Solo, "The Butterflies." —Prize divided between Miss Maud Stevens, Newport, and Miss Winifred Rogers, Bristol. Mezzo-Soprano Solo. "Like a.s the Waves" (J. C. Ames); £1 Is.—Miss Amy Rosser, New. port. Soprano Solo, "The Wings of Night" (Gladys Melrose); £1 Is.—Miss Mary Han- nah Lewi, Clydach Vale. Congregational Choirs (not less than 30 voices). The test piece was "De Profundis" (Tollemache). Two choirs competed, viz. Bristol (Mr. Fred Sfcona) and Penrhiwceiber (Mr. T. Wigley).—The prize of £10 was award- ed Penrhiwceiber. Ensrlish Recitation.—Miss Alice Haaner, Builth Wells. Brass Bands, Class A.—1, Crossfielde' Soap Works; 2, Ferndale; 0, Aberaman; 4, Aber- dare. Brass Bands. Class B.—1. Blaina; 2, Maes- teg, Hibernians; 3. Abertillery. Englyn.—Mr. Tom Evans (Te!), Cwmaman, Aberdare. Boys' Choirs (30 to 40 voices). There were three choirs, viz.: Bethania, Mountain Ash, Mr. Albert, Jones: Pontypool, Mr. W. J. Wil- hams; and Duffryn, Mountain Ash. Mr. T. Jones.—The first prize, £5, went to Bethania; the second prize. f2. to Duffryn; and the to Pontypool. Welsh Recitation.—Miss Mary J. Davies. Port Talbot. Contralto Solo, "Light of the World" (Han, lg.—Miss Marion Neale, Bristol. Soprano Solo, "Lovely Spring" (William Coenen); £2 2s.—Miss Pauline AUen, Bristol. Pianoforte Solo, "Surprise."—Miss Winifred Ada. Davey, Bristol. Tenor Solo, "Rosamond" (John Pointer): £2 2s.—Mr. Watkyn Phillips, Aberdare. Choirs of DO less than twelve voices, "The Lamentation of the Children of Zion" (Tolle- mache) prize £5. There two choirs, viz. Penrhiwceiber. Mr. T. Wigley,and Kymric. Tonvpandy, Mr. John Owen Evans.Penrhiw- ceiber were the winners. Mining. — The following were the prize-win- ners in Subject II.. "Ventilation" Mr. WiLliam Morgan, Aberaman 2nd, Mr. W. J. Packer, Gilfach Goch; 3rd, Mr. W. J. Da- vies, Abercwmboi. The following were the winners in Sub- ject r., "Practical Coal Mining" ;-1. Mr. William Morgan. Aberaman; 2. Mr. Thomas Morris, Merthyr; 3. Mr. Isaac Lewis, Cwm- aman. Second Choral .60 to 80 voices): test piece, "Gently comes the Breath of Evening" (Is- alaw).—1st prize. £20, and medal for success- ful conductor: 2nd Four choirs had entered, but only two appeared on the Trecynon (conductor Mr. Wil- liam Gwvnne); 2, Ogmore Val-o (conductor, Mr. W. M. David). Ambulance.—Abergorky; Reserves; 3rd, Ffaldau Institute Team; 4th, Aberaman; 5th, CwmMclI No. 2. Nine teams competed. Elegy on the late Mr. David Evans, Moan- tain Ash: prize of B5 5s. and a chair, valued 5s. Winner, the Rev. D. Jeremy Jones, Mountain Ash, who was invested by Lady Aberdare. MALE VOICE COMPETITION. This competition was the last item for the day, and the following parties sang in the order eiven:—Birmingham (Mr. W. E. Robin- son), Treharris (Mr. Fred Evans). JVIaesteg (Gwilym TaD, Aberdare (Mr. David Phillips,, Kenfig Hill (Mr. William Rees), Mid-Rhondda (Mr. Emlvn Richards). Mountain Ash (Mr. Herbert Llewelivn). The piece was "The Reveille" (Elgar), and a first. pnze of £20 .A p?gpr& 91 l !fL-

Mountain Ash Easter Eisteddfod.

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