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An early nineteenth century music book of Charlotte Louisa Talbot [afterwards the wife of the Reverend John Montgomery Traherne, Coedriglan] ('the gift of Mama'). The volume contains songs, psalms, hymn-tunes, dances, etc., and the titles include 'Glamorganshire March', 'The Soldier's Joy', ' La Piedmontaise', 'O What a beau my Grannie was', 'Progressive Lesson' ('by Hulmandel', i.e., Nicolas Joseph Hullmandel), 'Duke of Gloucester's March', 'Easter Hymn', 'Hymn' by [Ignaz Joseph] Pleyel, 'The Highland Queen', 'Song in Rosina', 'Song in poor Soldier', 'The Complaint' by [? William] Jackson, 'Somebody' by Lady Cornwallis, 1776, 'Rock & wie pickle tow', 'Lady Priscilla Bertie's Minuet', 'In Airy Dreams', 'Egyptian Love Song', 'Babling Echo', 'Song', 'Down the Burn Davy', 'The Belfast Almanack ', 'Sir Watkins Delight', 'Black Mary' ('very old Galic air'), 'Barcarole ', 'Marlbroug', 'Aria' by [Wolfgang Amadeus] Mozart, 'Kate of Aberdeen', 'The Fields were green', 'Rest beauteous flow'r . . .' by Jackson, 'Thou soft flowing Avon. . .' by Dr. [Thomas Augustine] Arne, 'Valenciennes March', 'Waltz', 'Mrs. Brunels Waltz', 'Lord Wellington', 'Oh the Moment was sad' ('Irish'), 'Leipsic Waltz', '2d Waltz', '3d Waltz', '4th Waltz', 'Amour, cruel amour', 'Oh Nanny' by [Jan Ladislav] Dussek, 'Rondo', 'Kielmark's Romance', 'Chatley Waltz', ['La pipe de Tabac'] by [ ] Varnier, 'Thirty second Psalm', '34th Psalm', '42d Psalm', 'Mrs. Macdonald ', 'Rousseau's Dream', 'La Brillante', 'Austrian Waltz' by [John] Parry [ of Ruabon], 'Air' by [?P.M] Meyer, 'Barcarole', 'The Porteynon Whim' (1817 ), 'Vincennes Waltz', 'Miss Knight's Waltz', ['Waltz'] by [ ] Ferstein, 'She rose and let me in', 'La Paysanne', 'Folia d'Espagna', 'La pion pion d' Estelle', 'March' by [Robert Nicolas Charles] Bochsa, 'Waltz' by [Johann] Schenk, 'The Hyperbole' ('composed by Mrs. R. J.'), 'Waltz', 'Thema', 'The Queens Minuet', 'Psalm 34th', 'How long wilt thou forget me Lord . . .' by [ George Frederic] Handel, 'Part of the Service of the Greek Church as performed in Russia', 'Psalm VIII' ('Magdalen Evening hymn'), 'No t'was neither shape nor feature . . .' by [Johan Sebastian] Bach, 'The Inconstant's Waltz', [ ] by [ ] Pleyel, 'The Lass that was laden wi' care', 'Conway Castle' by [John] Parry, 'Emma's Reel', Welsh air ('Os ai dithau duwa y lech blaen nant ty . . .'), [ ] by [ ] Pleyel, Welsh air ('[Pan] own i ar foreudydd ...'), 'Toi!', 'Air by Lady Catherine Bligh', ‘'Jones's Hornpipe', 'Andante' by [P. J.] Meyer, senior, 'Where the bee sucks' by Ame, [ ] by [Girolamo] Crescentini, 'Rondo' by Bach, [ ] by Bach, 'Lochaber', 'Miss Johnson's Reel', 'Sonata' by [William] Corbett, 'Romance' by [Franz Joseph] Haydn, 'Air' by [Giovanni Battista] Viotti, 'La Montaguarde' by [ ] Trenisi, 'Waltz', 'March' by Handel, 'Arietta Romana', 'Wire a' Noddin', 'Indian Air', 'Sonata' by [?Johann Samuel] Schroeter, 'Rondo in 11 Barone di Terre forte' by [?Tommaso] Giordani, 'L'Été', 'La Foe', 'La Flora', 'La Matilde', 'Le Tancred', 'Zitti Zitti', 'La Limerick', 'La Nouvelle Fantaisie', etc. The greater part of the volume is indexed.

Charlotte Louisa Talbot (aft. Traherne).


An early nineteenth century volume whose contents are described on a paper label on the upper cover as 'Harp Music & Songs'. The titles include 'Arietta' by [?Michele] Mortellari, 'Swedish Air', 'Zephir', 'Sicilian Muleteer's Song', 'Accompanyment to Portuguese Air', 'Irish Air', 'Indian Dirge', 'German March', 'March', 'Romance' by [Étienne Nicolas] Méhul, 'Additional variations to Llangollen Vale', 'Gently touch the Warbling lyre', 'Cudyn Gwyn', 'Codiad yr Haul', 'Plygaid y bedol', [ ] by [John] Parry [of Ruabon], 'Welsh Air with Variations', 'Wallace' by [ ] Weippert, 'Llangollen Vale' by [ ] Tomlins, 'Savourna Delish' by [ Johann Bernhard] Logier, 'Rousseau's dream', [ ] 'From Lord Lothian', 'Rest weary Traveller' ('var: Kiallmark'), 'Ah pria the l'impegno' by [Joseph] Gelinek, 'On this Cold flinty rock', 'Arietta Romana', 'A rose tree in full bearing' (variations by Meyer), 'Count Sax's Minuet', 'Meillionen or Sir Watkins Delight', 'Ysgin Aur', 'Rhyban Morfydd' ('Gosteg or Prelud[e]'), 'Megen a Gollodd ei gardas', 'Rondo pour la Harpe', 'Das Mädchen', 'Air in Alonzo & Imogene', 'Dance', 'Meillionen', 'Pray Goody', 'Hoffder y Gwyneddigion', 'Oh no we never mention her', 'Dunque non sentj O Barbara', 'My lodging is on the cold ground', 'Air-Count Neuburg', 'Bugle Tune', 'March', 'Sweet Richard', 'Adagio' (Mora's Love), 'Grand March in Didone' by [Michele] Mortellari, 'Caingc Llywelyn', 'Brown Irish Girl', 'My Heart & Lute', 'La Poisonniere', 'Der Tippich Kramer', 'Fly not yet', 'Go where Glory waits thee', 'La cidarem la mano' by [Wolfgang Amadeus] Mozart, 'Pastoral Sinfonia' by [Ludwig van] Beethoven, 'Romance from the Opera of Joseph' by Mehul, 'The Legacy', 'Largo Lee', 'Twas within a mile of Edinburgh town', etc.


A music book of the second quarter of the nineteenth century containing a selection of vocal and instrumental pieces. The titles include 'Miss Ann Elphinston's Waltz', 'My laddie is gone . . .', 'Russian Waltz', '2d Russian Waltz', 'Rise gentle Moon' ('written by J. Planche, Esq., composed by J[ohn] Barnett'), 'Frankfurter Waltz', ['Lady Roseberry's] Waltz', 'Nubian Girl's Song', ['Canone'] by [Benedetto] Ferrari, 'Bonna Notte' ('arranged, and to be had of Mr. Verani, 19 New Castle Street, Strand'), 'What is life', 'Kyrie Eleison', 'Ascension Day', 'Thanksgiving', 'Hear my Prayer' by [James] Kent ['For Charlotte Talbot'], 'Oh had I the wings of a Dove', 'La Rosalia' (composed by Signor Verani, 19 New Castle Street, Strand), 'Il Velo' [by Ferrari], 'La bergere', 'Barcarolla' ('poesia del Metastasio'; arranged, and to be had of, Mr. Verani, 19 New Castle Street, Strand), 'Bellezza mia . . .' by [Giuseppe Marco Maria Felice] Blangini, 'La Description des Fleurs' (arranged, and to be had of, Mr. Verani, 19 New Castle Street, Strand), an air by [George Frederic] Handel, 'The Sleeper', 'Cancion', 'Mr. Wall's waltz', 'Minuetto', 'Swiss Air', 'Bolero', 'Fandango ', 'El Pescador', 'Waltzer', 'Welsh Ranz des Vaches', 'Air' by H. G., 'Duo ', 'Ave Sanctissima' (words by Mrs. [Felicia Dorothea] Hemans), 'Bolero', 'Der Geisbue', 'Fare-well dear Maid . . .' by Mr. Broadley, 'Cancion del Ramo', 'Cancion Patriotica', 'La Ausencia', 'Cancion', 'Polish Waltz', 'Shelah O'Neill', 'Gamut for the Guitar', 'Addio Teresa', 'Aria Veneziana', 'Cara Eliza . . .' by Blangini, 'The Mermaids Song' by [Franz Joseph] Haydn , 'Der Alpen Jager', 'All Enk Nachbarslenten', 'Das Schiizenlied', 'Der Tyroler Landsturm', ['Il Cucu'] by [Giacomo Gotifredo] Ferrari, 'Waltzer', 'Francalanza', [ ] by [Gioacchino Antonio] Rossini, 'Polonaise' by Count [ Michal Kleofas] Oginsky, 'Nina nou dir ni no' [by Blangini], 'Celui qui sut toucher mon coeur', 'Sweet Richard' ('Welsh Jig'), 'A favorite Swiss Air' ('In imitation of a Musical Snuff Box'), 'Non giova il sospirar', 'The Pirates' Serenade', 'In la Marchese Giardiniera', 'The Pilgrim Fathers ', 'The Pilot', 'I have known thee' by [ ] Bayley, 'Merch Megan', ['Duet '] by [Karl] Czerny, 'La Varsovienne' by [ ] Varelski, 'El Pajarito', 'Ffarwel f'ieuengtid', 'Hymn', 'Canzone popolare romanesco, 'Fandango' by [ ] Beczwarzowski, 'Quadrille', 'Polonaric Duet', 'Cancion Guerera' by D. J. Assencio, 'Rondo' by [Johann Sebastian] Bach, 'Hoffder y Gwyneddigion', 'Duet-The Waltz', 'Waltzer', 'The Voice of Home' (music by J. Lodge, Esq., words by Mrs. Hemans), 'Galopade', 'Quadrille', 'Quadrille', 'Polonaise' by [Wolfgang Amadeus] Mozart, [Waltzes] by [ ] Beczwarzowski, 'Quadrille', 'Waltz' by [ ] Haperman, 'Reveil du 63me Régiment' ('pour Fanfares') by G. Mansel, 'Bruder schwingt nun die Pokali', etc., from 'Zampa' by [Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold], 'Les plaisirs de Rosny', 'The Bagpipe', 'March in Masaniello', 'Corsican Air', 'We have lived and loved together', 'March', 'Air by Mr. Gwynne of Glanbrane', 'Duett' by [ ] Guglielmi (emended to [Niccoló Antonio] Zingarelli), 'Waltz' by [Karl Gottlieb] Reissiger, 'Meillionen', 'Air in Alcina' by Handel, 'Bundeslied', 'Trinklied', 'Der Lands Vater', 'Ma Normandie', 'How sweetly could I lay my head', 'Lord Beauchamp's March', etc. The fly-leaf contains a progressive list of contents of the volume.


An early nineteenth century music book containing a selection of vocal and instrumental pieces. The titles include 'La Notte. Arietta italiana', 'Ebben per mia memoria' by [Gioacchino Antonio] Rossini, 'Louise de Chimay ', 'Minuet and Rondo by Mr. Gwynne' ('Welsh'), 'Lady Alda's Dream' by Mrs . [ ] Arkwright, 'Serenade', 'Lesson' by [John] Parry [of Ruabon], 'Chorus from Iphigenia' by [Christoph Willibald Ritter von] Gluck, 'The Maltese Mariner's Hymn', 'Mac Lean's Welcome' ('from the Gaelic'), 'Mrs. Garden of Trrup's Strathspey', 'Winter's Song. Words & music by [ ] Bayly', 'Parry's lesson', 'Garth's Rondo', 'The Dusty Miller', 'Lady Shaftsbury', 'Hymmo Constitucional', 'The Coronach' by [ ] Clarke, 'Tyrolienne', 'Trio', 'La Burasca', 'Canzone' by [Giuseppe] Millico, 'Lady Mary Ramsays Strathspey', 'Countess of Lauderdales reel', 'New rigged ship ', 'Era felice un di' by [ ] Mayer, 'La Partenza', 'March of the 4th Dragoon Guards', 'Russian Waltz', 'Austrian Lindler', 'Waltz', 'Quadrille ', 'Vien qua Dorina bella', 'March' by Count Neuberg, [ ] from 'Mose in Egitto' [by Rossini], 'Minuet in the Ballet of Nina', 'Preciosa' by [Carl Maria von] Weber, 'Heu, Heu, reicht mir Nectar' by [Sigismund] Neukomm, 'Das Heimweh', 'Duo', [ ] by G. Prescentini, [ ] by [Giacomo Gotifredo] Ferrari, 'Gallopade', 'Galloppe', 'Waltz' by P. ?Upsilanti, 'Trio', 'Waltz' by Miss [ ] Smith, 'Song of Peace' by W[illiam] Carnaby, ' 133d Psalm' by Neukomm, 'Hymn for Midnight', [ ] by [Johann Friedrich] Edelman[n], 'Old English Melody', [ ] by [Johann Nepomuk] Hummel, 'The Highland Widow', 'O the gusto' ('Barcarole'), 'Lied in der Fremde' by Weber, 'Thekla' by [Johann Rudolf] Zumsteeg, 'Thekla eine Geistnstimme' by [ Friedrich Ludwig) Seidel, 'Nehmt euch in acht' by [Vincenzo] Righini, 'Les premiers Amours' by N[icolo] d'Isouard, 'Twilight' ('Welsh'), [ ] by [ Ludwig van] Beethoven, 'Rode's Air', 'Theme Allemand' by [ ] Künten, 'Vien diletto è in ciel la Luna' from 'I Puritani' by [Vincenzo] Bellini, 'Su questa man concedi' from 'U[ltimo] G[iorna] de Pompeii' by [Giovanni Pacini], 'Dans la prairie fraiche et fleurie', 'Double chant', [ ] by W[ illiam] Jackson, 'Psalm 145' (emended to 15), 'Valse', 'Funeral March in Saul', 'March' by [Henri] Herz, 'Ah Dove Sei', 'Tyrolienne', 'Round' by [ ] Bononcini, 'Minuet in Ariadne' by [George Frederic] Handel, 'Valse compose par le Baron Seymour de Constant', 'Waltz' by Beethoven (emended to [Franz] Schubert), 'A Greek Air' (words by Lord Byron), 'The Fairy Bells' by Mrs. [ ] Norton, 'Weber's last song', [ ] by J[oseph] P[ hilip] Knight, 'Y Gadlys', 'Y Ferch o'r Sker', 'Con quel occhietto' by [ Giuseppe Marco Maria Felice] Blangini, 'I come creeping', 'Our Mother's voice' by Mary Selwyn, 'The Hermitage' by [ ] Drobisch, 'Canzonet' by Capt. Harington, 'Hindostanee Air' (words by W. Kennedy), 'The Song of other times', 'Duettino' by Blangini, 'Jenny Jones', 'Waltz' by Beethoven, ‘'Deutches Rheinlied' by Nicholas Becken, 'Morning Hymn' by F[rangois Hippolyte] Bartheleman, 'In mia man Alfin to sei', 'Duet. Norma' by Bellini, 'Galoppe from the Daughters of the Danube', 'Oh the merry days', 'Monferino' ('Guitar Music'), 'Rondo', 'Words from Woodstock' by Mrs. Arkwright, 'The Song of Phillipa Cahigel of Badajos', 'Lebe Wohl', etc. On the fly- leaves are English words to 'Glan meddwdod mwyn' and to the old Scotch air of 'He's dear to me tho' he's far away'.

Llyfr tonau

The tune book of John Lewis, 1850, containing transcripts of hymn-tunes, anthems and songs, including compositions and arrangements by David Lewis.

Llyfr tonau

The tune book of Lewis Lewis, Tŷ'n lôn, 1815, containing hymn-tunes, anthems and songs by John Williams, D[avid] Harri[e]s, Carno, John Jeffreys, Evan Evans, Caerlleon, John Ffransis [Francis], Rhyd-hir, John Ellis, Llynlleifiad, James Mills, Llanidloes, John Edwards, Llangadog, S[tephen] Llwyd, Abergwaun and Lewis Lewis (the compiler); with some notes on the rudiments of music.

Llyfr tonau

The tune book of Richard Davies, 1839. The book contains hymn-tunes probably copied by Thomas Jenkins, Corn, whose name is written on a fly-leaf. A short biography of Thomas Jenkins taken from his dictation by David Lewis is written by the latter.

'Udgorn Sion'

'Udgorn Sion, sef casgliad o donau cynulleidfaol gan David Jones ('Dewi Wyllt'), Caernarfon', transcribed by Thomas Jones, Ty'n llan, Llantrisant, 13 November 1861. The collection includes hymn-tunes by David Jones ('Dewi Wyllt'), W[illiam] J[ohn] Hughes, Sandbach, Owen [Humphrey] Davies ('Eos Llechid'), Madog Owen, E. Pughe, Bangor, W. Williams, Llanfairfechan, E[dward] Evans ('Heman Gwent'), J[ohn] Ambrose Lloyd (hymn-tunes adjudged best at the Manchester Literary Festival, St David's Day, 1856), John Owen ('Owain Alaw'), D. Thomas, Maesteg, and Morris Jones, Mallwyd.

Llyfr tonau

A large collection of hymn-tunes, including works by J[ohn] Williams ['Ieuan Rhagfyr'], W[illiam] Pugh and John Edwards [Llangadog] ('Aberafon'), and an arrangement of 'Y Delyn Aur' by John Morgan ['Cadnant'].

Llyfr tonau

The tune book of Thomas Jones, Newhavren at the age of twenty, 1838. It contains a large collection of hymn-tunes and psalm-tunes, mostly unsigned. Signed tunes are by Hugh Jones, Pen y Bwth, John Ellis, Robert Williams, Richard Roberts, Llandrygarn and Edward Jones.


Hymn-tunes and psalm-tunes in two- and three-part harmony, together with a copy of W. Owen, Y Caniedydd Crefyddol (1828), and a Welsh translation by David Harris, Carno, of John Wesley's advice on congregational singing.


Unharmonised hymn-tunes, anthems, and psalm-tunes.


Hymn-tunes and psalm-tunes in four-part harmony.

Harp music

  • NLW MS 24006A.
  • File
  • 1800-1810

A manuscript music book, with some annotations in pencil, containing lessons, songs, dances and airs for the harp in the hand of Elizabeth Giffard (1766-1842) of Nerquis Hall, Flintshire (for Elizabeth Giffard's dates of birth and death see e.g. Peter Howell Williams, 'Elizabeth Giffard of Nerquis Hall' in Hanes Bro Clwyd, 27 (Autumn 1991), pp. 2-11; cf. her signature in NLW Caerhun collection, 240-1, and in her will (NLW SA 1844/158)).
The title of each work and, in some cases, the name of the composer, is noted for each piece. Several of the pieces (pp. 17, 24, 26, 29, 30, 33, 39, 66 (titled the 'Nerquis March'), 69, 75, 89) are by Benjamin Cunnah (will proved 1840), organist of Ruabon, Denbighshire, and composer of New Welch Music: Consisting of Three Sonatas, Chase Minuets, Siciliano, Rondos, Marches, Airs with Variations for the Harp or Piano Forte (London, 18--). Several Welsh airs are included (pp. 10, 12, 21 ('Ar Hyd y Nos'), 22 ('Codiad yr Ehedydd'), 23 ('Nos Galan'), 25 ('Pen y Rhaw'), 71 ('Ar Hyd y Nos'), 84-85 ('The March of [the] Men of Harlech'), 280-1 ('Morfa Rhuddlan')). Above the piece entitled 'Midnight Cerus' (p. 89) Elizabeth Giffard has noted 'Blowed June 29 1807 at Nerquis Hall'. At the end of the volume (pp. 278-286) are some technical exercises for the harp together with instructions for tuning the instrument and for pedalling. Staves ruled in ink on pp. 1-286; pp. 1-91, 278-286 completed with music. See also Peter Howell Williams, 'Elizabeth Giffard of Nerquis Hall' [Part 1] in Hanes Bro Clwyd, 27 (Autumn 1991), pp. 2-11, in which a family tree, ending with Elizabeth and her sister Eleanor, is included (p. 3), together with an account of a legal wrangle and religious dispute between Elizabeth Hyde, Elizabeth's maternal grandmother, and her father, John Giffard; and Peter Howell Williams, 'Elizabeth Giffard of Nerquis Hall' [Part 2] in Hanes Bro Clwyd, 28 (Spring 1992), pp. 12-17, which largely involves family legal matters such as inheritance rights and marriage settlements, and which also includes tables showing the pedigrees of Elizabeth's Wynn of Nerquis forebears and their connections to the Williams family of Pont-y-Gwyddel and to the Wynns of Gwydir (p. 17). See also Patrick J. Doyle, 'The Giffards of Nerquis' in Flintshire Historical Society Publications, 24 (1969-1970), pp. 79-85.

Giffard, Elizabeth, 1766-1842

Llyfr Tonau William Jenkins,

  • NLW MS 23995A.
  • file
  • [1818]-1852.

Llyfr tonau William Jenkins, Blaenbarthen, plwyf Llangoedmor, sir Aberteifi, a enwir fel saer maen 50 oed yng Nghyfrifiad 1851. Cynhwysa'r gyfrol donau, a rhai anthemau, a nodwyd gan Thomas John, 1820-1825 (ff. 39-106), a William Jenkins, 1824-1852 (ff. 57-255), rai ohonynt yn dwyn geiriau. Rhwymwyd yn y gyfrol hefyd hyfforddwr cerddorol Saesneg printiedig o 32 tt., [1818x1820], yn dwyn y teitl 'The Vocal Preceptor' (ff. 17-33). = The tune-book of William Jenkins, Blaenbarthen, parish of Llangoedmor, Cardiganshire, who is named as a 50 year old mason in the Census of 1851. The volume contains hymn-tunes, and some anthems, noted by Thomas John, 1820-1825 (ff. 39-106) and William Jenkins, 1824-1852 (ff. 57-255), some accompanied by texts. Bound in the volume is a 32 pp. English printed musical instruction manual, [1818x1820], entitled 'The Vocal Preceptor' (ff. 17-33).
Nodir dyddiad wrth gofnodi mwyafrif y tonau, ac ychwanegwyd manylion ffynhonnell yn achlysurol, gan gynnwys y Parch. Daniel Davies, 1830-1832 (ff. 135, 148, 159-60, 163), ynghyd â rhai priodoliadau (ff. 56, 72, 162). Ceir mynegai i'r tonau ar ff. 1-12. = Accompanying dates are noted with the majority of tunes, and sources are occasionally noted, including the Revd. Daniel Davies, 1830-1832 (ff. 135, 148, 159-60, 163), together with some attributions (ff. 56, 72, 162). There is an index to the tunes on ff. 1-12.

Welsh airs

  • NLW MS 23434C.
  • File
  • [?1820s]

A manuscript music book, [?1820s], belonging to a Mrs Fletcher, containing arrangements of eight Welsh folk-tunes for harp or pianoforte.


Miscellaneous music, including part-songs and hymn-tunes, composed by 'Alaw Afan'.

Tune book,

  • NLW MS 23223A
  • File
  • 1823-1829 /

Tune book, 1823-9, compiled by Juliana Isabella Mary Pennant (1808-42) of Penrhyn Castle, co. Caernarfon, first wife of Edward Gordon Douglas-Pennant, first baron Penrhyn of Llandegai, containing contemporarily fashionable music, mostly dances, a few songs (words in English, French and Italian). The only Welsh tune is 'Sweet Richard' (p. 19). Includes two nursery songs, 'Anthony Rowley' (p. 34) and 'Little Bo Peep' with words (p. 35). The sources are noted for some pieces, e.g. 'Llanidan ... 1826' (pp. 37 and 38), 'C. Ma C. St Petersburg ... 1829' (p. 69).

Pennant, Juliana Isabella Mary, 1808-1842

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