HAÞUWALDA

RELEASE DATE:JULY 22, 2019
RECORD LABEL:EDMUND FAIRFAX
LYRICS / MUSIC:EDMUND FAIRFAX
ARRANGEMENT:EDMUND FAIRFAX

Two songs sung in ancient Gothic composed by Edmund Fairfax, to be included in a projected album “The Songs of Gothia.”

A second of Edmund Fairfax’s Medievalesque Gothic-language songs for the projected CD album The Songs of Gothia, to wit, “Haþuwalda”. This piece deals with the historical figure “Catualda” (the Latinized form) mentioned in Tacitus’s Annales for the year 18 AD, an exile driven off by the Marcomannic king Maroboduus.

This song is Haþuwalda’s lament, uttered in his flight from Maroboduus, but also a vow to return with a vengeance.

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