File Cwrtmawr Music MS 9 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Tune book,

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Cwrtmawr Music MS 9 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Tune book,


  • [18 cent., last ΒΌ]. (Creation)

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27 ff. (ff. 16-27 inverted text). At least one leaf lost at end of first quire and several leaves lost at the end ; 160 x 205 mm. Originally quarter-leather and decorative paper covers over boards, spine repaired with paper, ?early 19 cent.

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Signatures of John Jones, Richard Evans, Evan Evans and John Evans, Erwddu, Darowen, 1796-1797, and Richard Davies (inside covers), Mair Richards, Darowen (inside back cover).

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Scope and content

Tune book, first compiled in the late eighteenth century, containing anthems and psalm-tunes, including pieces attributed to John Williams ('Ioan Rhagfyr', 1740-1821), Dolgellau (ff. 5 verso, 12, 13, 16 verso, 17 verso, 20 verso-2, inverted text) and Robert Griffiths, Caernarfon (f. 8), and with some accompanying words in Welsh; also included are a few marches, and dance tunes such as 'The Craftsman' (f. 3).

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Musical notation, Welsh, English.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Preferred citation: Cwrtmawr Music MS 9 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO CWRTMAWR MUSIC MS 9.
  • Text: Cwrtmawr Music MS 9 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..