Sheet Music: Ar Hyd y Nos

TitleAr Hyd y Nos
Alternate titlesAll Through the Night
Go My Children With My Blessing
ComposerTraditional Welsh
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyB-flat major
Time signature4/4
Tempo66 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-06-27
Last updated2011-06-27
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Celtic Music, Christmas carols, Hymn tunes, Lullabies, Traditional/Folk


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Monday 27 June 2011

Tune of the Day: All Through the Night

Traditional Welsh folk song

“Ar Hyd y Nos”, also known in English as “All Through the Night” after the words by Sir Harold Boulton, is one of the most widely known and best loved Welsh folk songs. The tune was first recorded in harpist Edward Jones's Musical and Poetical Relics of the Welsh Bards, circa 1784. It had already been used, however, in the 1728 ballad opera The Beggar's Opera by John Gay.

The song is sometimes considered a Christmas carol, and as such has been covered by numerous artists on Christmas albums.