Cofion Cynnes Am Davies

by Huw Morgan. Organ solo, 12′, manuals [E/M]

Hear a recording of movement 2, The Loom Turns HERE played by Michael Bonaventure on the organ of Coventry Cathedral.

Commissioned for the James Davies Festival in St Cadoc’s Church, Llangattock Lingoed and first performed by the composer on Sunday 16 August 2009. Cofion Cynnes Am Davies (Fond Remembrance of Davies) is a set of five short character movements depicting various stages of the life of James Davies (1765 – 1849), the “Monmouthshire Schoolmaster”, noted for his lifelong philanthropy and the building of churches and schools from meagre means.

1 – The Boy on the High Stool
2 – The Loom Turns
3 – The Barrow
4 – On This Rock
5 – The Old Man in the Moonlit Cabbage Patch