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Music from the West.                    191
But if the harp tunes of Wales are what may be called players' tunes—melodies, that is, referable to the cultivation of a peculiar instrument, with a scale and a behaviour and conditions of its own—the Principality has its singers' tunes likewise, and those of great vocal purity and clearness.
Here is a thoroughly attractive melody, which does not bare a trace of age or singularity :—■
Ex. 45.
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Plaintive.







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