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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.


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.

'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.

Llyfr tonau

The tune book of 'master' John Evans, Pantgwyn, 1868, containing anthems by John Owen ('Ow[ai]n Alaw') and others.

Evans, John, Pantgwyn, Llanfair Orllwyn

Llyfr tonau

The tune book of Jane Rogers, 1824, containing hymn-tunes by Hugh Price, Thomas Evans, Holywell, John Edwards, Llangadog and others.

Rogers, Jane


'The "Te Deum" arranged to be sung to 10 Double & 9 Single Chants-following each other, in order to avoid the monotony of singing the whole to one Chant', 'Jubilate', and hymns and psalm-tunes, most of them composed by John Orlando Parry when he was organist of St. Jude's Church, Southsea.


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

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.

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