GB 0210 WILRGE
William George (Composer) Manuscripts and Papers,
- 1865-1920 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.072 cubic metres (8 boxes)
Name of creator
The composer William George (d.1920), from Ystalyfera, Glamorgan wrote anthems, cantatas, choruses, marching songs, part-songs, hymns, duets, musical drama and arrangements. He also wrote three operas: Y Ferch o Gefn Ydfa; Bugail Craig y Fforest, and Y Gobaith Lofruddiwyd or Gwenhwyfar. Many of his hymns are still sung today in the Presbyterian Church of Wales, the Independent Church and the Baptist Church in Wales. They are included in the hymn book, Caneuon Fydd.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by his grandson, Rev. H. T. Samuel, Rhaeadr, 1972. Other manuscripts purchased between 1986 and 1967.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Music manuscripts and personal papers of the composer William George, 1865-1920, including anthems, -1920; hymns, 1894-1920; part-songs, -1908; marching songs, 1901-1913; secular music, 1910-1917; duets, 1913-1919.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: opera; sacred music; secular music; music by other composers; personal papers.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Subject access points
- Composers -- Wales -- 20th century.
- Composers -- Wales -- Archives.
- Operas -- Wales -- 20th century -- Scores.
- Choral music -- Wales -- 20th century -- Scores.
- Marching songs -- Wales -- 20th century -- Scores.
- Cantatas -- Wales -- 20th century -- Scores.
- Anthems -- Wales -- 20th century -- Scores.
- Sacred music -- Wales -- 20th century -- Scores.
- Hymns -- Wales -- 20th century -- Scores.
- Part songs -- Wales -- 20th century -- Scores.
- Music -- Wales -- 20th century.
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Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, William George (Composer) Manuscripts and Papers, 1975, 1986.