File NLW MS 10943C. - Music,

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NLW MS 10943C.




  • [mid 19 cent.]. (Creation)

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Archival history

The name of 'William Parry' is lettered on the outside upper cover, and the volume bears the names of Thomas Thomas Williams and William Thomas Williams, Bryngwyn, Llanrug, 1 January, 1856. The two brass clasps are inscribed respectively 'R. E. Evans' and 'R. E.'.

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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.

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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

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Welsh, English.

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Finding aids

The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Part XIX, 274-5.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 10943C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

November 2008.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953); wikipedia on-line; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography on-line;

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