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William Owen, Prysgol (1813-1893) was a composer of anthems and hymn tunes, including the well-known hymn-tune 'Bryn Calfaria'. He was born in Bangor, Caernarfonshire, and began writing music at the age of eighteen. He later moved to Prysgol, Llanrug, Caernarfonshire. He composed several temperance pieces, and his anthem 'Ffynnon Ddisglair' and hymn-tunes 'Alma' and 'Deemster' were among his most popular works.
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The holograph manuscript of the hymn-tune 'Bryn Calfaria' composed in 1850 by William Owen ('William Owen Prysgol').
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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
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Preferred citation: NLW MS 12052C.
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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971);