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Dr Joseph Parry Manuscripts,
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A quartette,

A quartette for string instruments - first and second violins, viola, and 'cello - by Dr.Joseph Parry.

Joseph Parry.

An Arthurian orchestral ballad,

An orchestral ballad on the Arthurian legend of Peredur by Dr Joseph Parry, with separate scores for violins, violas, 'cello, cornets, flutes, oboes, trumpet, trombones, clarinet, drums, cymbals, and bassoons, 1891.

Joseph Parry.

An orchestral suite,

The separate scores of the orchestral suite of three tone statuettes for violins, violas, cello, cornets, flutes, trombones, oboes, clarinet, drums, triangle, and cymbals.

Joseph Parry.

An orchestral symphony,

The first movement of symphony No. 1 in D Minor by Dr Joseph Parry; the separate scores for violins, violas, 'cello, clarinets, trombones, oboes, cornets, and flutes.

Joseph Parry.

Anthems and songs,

A collection of anthems and songs by, and partly in the autograph of Dr Joseph Parry; a short anthem ('Holy! Holy! Santaidd! Santaidd!'), 1890; a chorale ('Inspirer and hearer of Prayer'); a fragment of an anthem ('Teilwng yw'r Oen'), 1889; 'adroddgan: Moses Bach'; 'The two Christmas Eves'; ballad: 'Gwraig y Morwr', 1870; a part-song in memory of the late Mr Idris Williams, Porth, and a hymn-tune 'Haydn'; 'Old memories: Y dyddiau gynt'; 'I fyny bo'r nod'; 'Deuawd Genedlgarol: y ddau wladgarwr; A National Duett: The two patriots'; ballad: 'Y Fam a'i phlentyn'; and 'Cloch y Llan'.

Joseph Parry.

Compositions for the piano,

A group of compositions for the piano by Dr Joseph Parry: Sonata No. 1 in C Minor; Sonata No. 2 in G; Sonata No. 3 in E Minor; 'Recollections of the Fireside'; and a fragment of a sonata.

Joseph Parry.

Dr. Joseph Parry autobiography,

A draft autobiography by Dr. Joseph Parry, 1902-1903. It was published, side by side with a Welsh translation, in The Little Hero / Yr Arwr Bach, ed. by Dulais Rhys (Aberystwyth, 2004).
A note, dated 6 January 1880, records his reaction to the completion of the score of his 'Emmanuel' (pp. 105-108).

Joseph Parry.

Dr Joseph Parry Manuscripts,

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  • [early 1860s]-1903 /

Music manuscripts, [early 1860s]-[late 1890s], of Dr Joseph Parry, including orchestral suites, overtures and symphonies, piano sonatas and preludes and fugues for the organ (accumulated by his publishers, Snell & Sons); together with a draft autobiography and other papers, 1871-1903 (in the possession of his daughter).

Parry, Joseph, 1841-1903


A chorus for male voices, entitled 'Dwynwen', by Dr Joseph Parry, with words by Benjamin Williams (Gwynionydd), 1886.

Gwynionydd, 1821-1891.

Llyfr emynau a thonau,

A large scrap-book containing a collection of tunes and hymns assembled by Dr. Joseph Parry, most of the hymns being in the form of cuttings from hymnals with a number of holograph contributions, the tunes composed or arranged by the compiler.

Joseph Parry.

Organ music and miscellanea,

Organ preludes and fugues composed by Joseph Parry in 1862; preludium and fugue, 1863; six melodies for the organ dedicated to J. A. Jones, 1864; 'A seaside reverie'; parts of 'Arianwen', 'Yr hen Gerddor', etc.; a galop in E Flat; tunes: 'A welsoch chwi ef?', and Lully, 1896; and a sheet bearing the following holograph note - 'It affords me very much pleasure to be able to record the completion of this (my first attempt) in a dramatic work, began in February 1876, continued to write till April 76, when I suspended its composition till end of Dec. 76, from which time I have given to this work my leisure hours; and completed this day Wednesday, February the 7th, 1877. Joseph Parry'.

Joseph Parry.

Presentation to Dr. Joseph Parry,

Letters and press cuttings relating to the presentation made to Joseph Parry in London on 24 July 1871 (see Dulais Rhys, Joseph Parry: Bachgen Bach o Ferthyr (Cardiff, 1998),pp. 34-36). Most of the letters are addressed to John Griffith (Gohebydd) and the correspondents include Sir Thomas D. Lloyd, Bart., Bronwydd; E. M. Richards; Robert Jones, Old Bailey; Brinley Richards; George Osborne Morgan; John Griffith, Merthyr Tydvil; Morgan Lloyd, Dolgelley; Love Jones Parry; Henry Austin Bruce; Henry Richard [signature cut away]; William Jones (Gwrgant); Manuel Garcia, Royal Academy of Music; John Griffiths, Neath; [Sir] Hugh Owen; Richard Davies, M.P.; Watkin Williams, M.P.; J. H. Puleston, London; and J. Cynddylan Jones, Barnsburgh.

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