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Owen, William, 1813-1893
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Caniadau y Cyssegr a'r Teulu

Caniadau y Cyssegr a'r Teulu, Dinbych, 1878, with manuscript notes, biographical and bibliographical, by David Lewis, including biographical notes on Morris Davies, Mallwyd, B[enjamin] M[orris] Williams, Llandegai and William Owen, Prysgol.


Tune-books of the Reverend Evan Lewis, Brynberian, consisting largely of hymntunes, psalm-tunes, and anthems by D[avid] James, Brynberian (partly in his own hand), Martin Luther, Jo. Smith, R. Engleburt, Dr. [John] Randall, E. Blanks, Rippon, R. Keene, D. Richards, [David Jenkin Morgan], [ J. Williams], [ ] Arnold, J. Edwards, Llangadock, [Ludwig van] Beetho[v] en, Dr. Cope, [ ] Clarke, Thomas James, J[ohn] Evan, Pencareg [near Lampeter], W. Harries, Castellnedd, Wm. Evans, T. Jarman, John Roberts ('Ieuan Gwyllt'), D. Harries, 'ger Pencader', [John] Fawcett, [ ] Hendon, [William Owen, Prysgol], etc., together with compositions extracted from 'Casgliad Roberts' and from Juvenile Magazine, 1840, the words of hymns, airs, etc., and notes on the theory of music. The majority of the compositions were recorded during the period 1844-9, but there are additional items dated to the year 1881.

Evan Lewis.

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  • NLW MS 8111A
  • File
  • [19 cent.]

A collection of hymn-tunes, anthems and miscellaneous songs compiled apparently in the Llanbrynmair district. The tunes are mostly anonymous but there are items ascribed to the Reverend J[ohn] D[avid] Edwards, John Ashton, Trefeglwys, W[illiam] Owen [Prysgol], J[oseph] D[avid] Jones, 1851, and D. P. Price, Cazenovia.

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The tune book of Edward Humphreys, Dolbadarn, Llanberis, containing hymn-tunes, psalm-tunes and anthems by J[ohn] Ellis, Llanrwst, E[dward] Humphreys, 1854, John Owen, Chester ('Owain Alaw') and William Owen, Prysgol. The music by 'Owain Alaw' includes the 'Magnificat' and 'Nunc Dimittis' which he composed for the Llanberis church choir in June 1852, and another 'Magnificat' in 1859.

Humphreys, Edward, Dolbadarn, Llanberis


  • NLW MS 10943C.
  • File
  • [mid 19 cent.].

A volume entitled 'The Nightingale Anthems, Choruses and Tune Book', containing compositions by G. F. Handel (including one sung to words by Hugh Jones ('Erfyl')); W. A. Mozart; J. Ambrose Lloyd; John Ellis, Llanrwst (arrangements by William Owen, Prysgol, and 'O[wain] Alaw'); Giacomo Carissimi; Owen Davies ('Eos Llechryd'); John Owen ('Owain Alaw'), including compositions to words by John Jones, ('Talhaiarn'), Edward Roberts ('Iorwerth Glan Aled'), John Jones ('Ioan Tegid'), and Hugh Jones ('Erfyl'), and a winning composition at the Tremadoc Eisteddfod, 1851; E[dward] Stephen ('Tanymarian'); Franz Joseph Haydn; John Mills ('Ieuan Glan Alarch'); John Roberts ('Ieuan Gwyllt'); Brinley Richards (to words by 'Talhaiarn'); and others. On the fly-leaf is a printed leaflet of hymns, etc. to be sung at the re-opening of Clynnog Church, 2 June, 1856, and a manuscript round for three voices by Dr. Philip Hayes. The volume is indexed.

Sacred music,

Hymn-tunes and anthems composed or arranged by John Ambrose Lloyd, R[osser] Beynon ['Asaph Glan Tâf'], D[avid] Roberts (Bethesda) ['Alawydd'], T[homas] Edwards ['Caerfallwch'], L. Llwyd, E[van] Davies (Llandyfri), J. William Edwards (Llangadog), J[ohn] D[avid] Edwards, D[avid] J[enkin] Morgan (Llechryd), W. Matthews, T[homas] Price (Crughywel), R[ichard] Mills ['Rhydderch Hael'], John Ellis, Robert James (Merthyr) ['Jeduthyn'], W[illiam] Jacob, William Owen (Prysgol), R[owland] H[uw] Prichard (Bala), T. Phillips (Llanwinio), J[oseph] D[avid] Jones (Ruthin), Thomas Williams ['Hafrenydd'], John Roberts ('Ieuan Gwyllt'), D[aniel] T[homas] Williams ('Tydfylyn'), James Mills, W. Jones, John Williams, John Ffrancis, John Jones, R. Lloyd, J[ohn] Jeffreys, John Mills ['Ieuan Glan Alarch'], T. Williams (Llanidloes), D. Emlyn Evans, J. B. Jones, Edward Stephen ('Tanymarian') and others, copied by John Evans, Skewen, 1853-1857.

John Evans.