File Cwrtmawr Music MS 17 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Tune book,

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Cwrtmawr Music MS 17 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Tune book,


  • 1806-1822 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

v, 65 ff. (original pagination 1-128; ff. i-v are loosely inserted inside front cover; pp. 12a-16 (watermark 1810), 37-8, apparently replace others lost or removed; at least nine leaves removed at end) ; 195 x 160 mm. and less. Quarter-leather and paper covers over boards, spine repaired with paper, ?19 cent.

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Archival history

Label of the Reverend T. Richards, Darowen, inside front cover; signature of David Richards, 1806 (f. 1); 'Benjamin Mostyn, Caerwys, Flintshire', on f. v verso.

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Scope and content

The tune-book, 1806, of David Richards ('Dewi Silin', 1783-1826), containing psalm-tunes and anthems by John Williams, Dolgellau (ff. 58-69) and others, accompanying words mostly in Welsh. Also included are notes on runic characters (p. 128), and pasted inside the covers are a printed announcement, 1814, of the second annual meeting of the Merionethshire Auxiliary Bible Society, and a printed note, 1822, from Robert Saunderson, Cambrian Printing Office, Bala, of a proposal to publish extracts from Y Gwyliedydd, under the title Cyfaill y Cymro.

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Conditions governing access

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

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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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 17 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO CWRTMAWR MUSIC MS 17.
  • Text: Cwrtmawr Music MS 17 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..