Donna Greenberg Music

Haþuwalda

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.