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Caniadau y Cyssegr

The file comprises a copy of Caniadau y Cyssegr, neu, Gasgliad o Donau Hen a Diweddar...wedi eu cynghaneddu i bedwar o leisiau, gan John Roberts, Henllan (1839). The copy has been annotated and English translations of the hymns supplied by a later hand.

Tune book

  • NLW ex 2327
  • File
  • [1800-1898]

A music manuscript [c.1800]-1898, possibly from Waunfawr, Caerns., containing various hymn-tunes, anthems and psalm tunes by James Mills, Llanidloes, and others, beginning in a hand c.[1800] and twice inscribed in another hand 'February 1898'. One of the pages bears the inscription 'William Jones'.


Tune-books of the Reverend Evan Lewis, Brynberian, consisting largely of hymntunes, psalm-tunes, and anthems by D[avid] James, Brynberian (partly in his own hand), Martin Luther, Jo. Smith, R. Engleburt, Dr. [John] Randall, E. Blanks, Rippon, R. Keene, D. Richards, [David Jenkin Morgan], [ J. Williams], [ ] Arnold, J. Edwards, Llangadock, [Ludwig van] Beetho[v] en, Dr. Cope, [ ] Clarke, Thomas James, J[ohn] Evan, Pencareg [near Lampeter], W. Harries, Castellnedd, Wm. Evans, T. Jarman, John Roberts ('Ieuan Gwyllt'), D. Harries, 'ger Pencader', [John] Fawcett, [ ] Hendon, [William Owen, Prysgol], etc., together with compositions extracted from 'Casgliad Roberts' and from Juvenile Magazine, 1840, the words of hymns, airs, etc., and notes on the theory of music. The majority of the compositions were recorded during the period 1844-9, but there are additional items dated to the year 1881.

Evan Lewis.


A book of hymn-tunes compiled by John Rees, Tregaron.

John Rees, Tregaron.

Llyfr tonau,

A tune book bought by John Timothy Lewis from David Roberts, Rhydyronnen, Tregaron. The earlier part of the book contains a chorus - 'Trwy'r Nef Byrth'; a song - 'Pan welem yn yr eglur wawl'; a quartette - 'Pob dyn byw'; an air - 'Nebo'; and an anthem - 'Dyn a aned o wraig'. Additions by J. T. Lewis include tunes of his own composition and others by W. J. Hughes, Rhyl.

John Timothy Lewis, William John Hughes and others.

Llyfr tonau,

  • NLW MS 9955A.
  • File
  • [1825x1885] /

Hymn-tune book of John David Edwards. It contains a copy of his tune 'Lovely' now known as 'Rhosymedre'.

Edwards, John David, 1805-1885

Llyfr tonau,

  • NLW MS 9851A.
  • File
  • 1833 /

A manuscript collection of hymn-tunes, anthems, and carols, compiled by David Owen of Ffynnon-oer and Glanpwllafon, St. Dogmaels, 1833. Tunes by John Edwards, Llangadog, William Collins, Aberystwyth, W. Harrison, Aberdare, T. Morgan, John Davies, Nant-y-glo, Morgan Griffiths, Dowlais, David Morgans, Llechryd, D. James, Brynberian, are included. There is an index of the names of tunes.

Owen, David, Llandudoch

Llyfr cerddoriaeth John Lewis,

  • NLW MS 9504A.
  • File
  • [1869].

A manuscript book of hymn-tunes and anthems owned by John Lewis, Pont Twelly Stores, Llandysul, Cardiganshire, 1869. The titles include 'O na bawn i fel Efe'; 'Llawen Floeddiwch'; 'Caned Preswylwyr y Graig'; 'Dyrchaf fy llygaid'' 'Mola di'r Arglwydd o Seion'; 'Myned i Fynu'; 'Beth wyliedydd am y nos?'; 'Y Gwlithyn'; and 'Y fordaith'.


  • NLW MS 9388A.
  • File
  • [1862].

A book of anthems and hymn-tunes belonging in 1862 to Martha Rees, Carnmeninisha, Mynachlogddu.

Caniadau y Cyssegr,

  • NLW MS 9250A.
  • File
  • 1839-1871 /

A copy of Caniadau y Cyssegr (John Roberts) (Denbigh, 1839), with additional tunes in manuscript, 1839-1871.

Roberts, John, 1807-1876

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A large collection of hymn-tunes and anthems copied by J. D. Jones, 1849-50. A large number of his own compositions are included, together with works by R. Mills, J. Ambrose Lloyd, Charles James, John Roberts, Aberystwyth, J. Edwards, T. Price, J. R. Evans ('Primrose Hill'; 'aged 10 years'), W. Mathews, R. Beynon, T. E. Jones, T. Jarman, R. Edwards, Edward Stephens ('Tanymarian'), J. D. Edwards, D. J. Morgan, J. Morgan, Aberystwyth, R. H. Prichard, D. T. Williams, William Owens, Griffith Owen, J. Morgan, Cadnant, and English and continental composers.

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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.

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The tune book of Samuel Jones, a native of Dolgellau, 1855, containing popular songs, dances, folk tunes and hymn-tunes.

Tune book

The tune book of Samuel Paigne, Waterford, 1799, containing psalm-tunes, hymn-tunes, anthems and choruses from The Messiah.

Paigne, Samuel, Waterford

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The tune book of John Richard, Black Lion, Llanrhystyd, 1777, containing hymn-tunes, psalm-tunes, anthems and hymns; and leaves from a tune book of James Jenkins, blacksmith, of Cilcwm, Llangwyryfon, containing hymn-tunes, with additional memoranda by John Jenkins, 1801.

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The tune-book of Evan Lewis, Tygwyn, Llanrhystyd, begun in 1865 and continued to 1882. It contains hymn-tunes in four part harmony, including arrangements and compositions by David Lewis.

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The tune book of Lewis Lewis, Ty'n lôn, Llanrhystyd, 1816-1821, containing hymn-tunes, psalm-tunes and anthems; and examples of musical notation with a round 'Hosanna' written in a circle.

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The tune book of David John Lewis, otherwise David Jones, Tymawr, Llanrhystyd, 1777, containing psalm-tunes and hymn-tunes from various sources, including works by John Jeffreys and David Hughes ['Cristiolus Môn']; a few hymns; and farming accounts and memoranda by David Jones, 1785-1819. David John Lewis was grandfather to David Lewis's mother.

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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.

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