Donna Greenberg Music

Haþuwalda

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.