File NLW MS 1940iiA. - Per-seiniau Cymru

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NLW MS 1940iiA.


Per-seiniau Cymru


  • [1824]-[1825] (Creation)

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144 ff. (foliated i, 1-140 with errors; ff. 95 verso to end not used) ; 140 x 235 mm.

Pre-printed tune-book, calfskin, with gold fillets on spine; 'MEL SEIN CYMRU' and 'I' (in gold on spine) 'Vol. II' and '45' (in pencil inside front cover); 'Rev. J. Jenkins, Kerry' (label inside front cover).

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John Jenkins (Ifor Ceri, 1770-1829), was an antiquary and a cleric.

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'Per-seiniau Cymru', a collection by John Jenkins, [1824]-[1825] (watermarks 1814, 1820), of Welsh tunes 'cyfaddas i Destunau difrifol' ('suitable for serious subjects') (f. 1).
The volume contains 101 tunes, 52 of which are copied from Melus-seiniau Cymru (NLW MS 1940iA). Nos 1-47 (ff. 3-48) and No. 56 (ff. 56 verso-57) have the Welsh lyrics added. A list of contents is on ff. 1 verso-2 verso.

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Several leaves cut out.

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The manuscript is also described in Daniel Huws, 'Melus-Seiniau Cymru (The Melus-Seiniau Cymru Manuscript)', Canu Gwerin : Folk Song, 8 (1985), 32-50 (p. 35).

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Digital version available (viewed April 2017)

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See also NLW MS 1940iA and NLW, Dr J. Lloyd Williams Music MSS and Papers AH1/34.

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Daniel Huws, 'Melus-Seiniau Cymru (The Melus-Seiniau Cymru Manuscript)', Canu Gwerin : Folk Song, 8 (1985), 32-50.

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Formerly known as Crosswood 300.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 1940iiA.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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February 2015.




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Description revised by Rhys Morgan Jones, based on the work of Daniel Huws.

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  • Text: NLW MS 1940iiA; $q - Several leaves cut out.