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Amrywiol nodiadau

Notebooks, mainly written by W. J. Parry, containing heads of sermons, 1856, a programme for the Talybont Literary Society, 1857, an address on the diaconate at the Glanamman Welsh Congregational Union Meetings, 1916, a song entitled 'Pa atteb rof i'r Iesu', 1915, and miscellaneous songs.

Anthemau ac emyn-donau

Anthems and hymn-tunes for temperance campaigns and other purposes, including anthems by D[avid] Hughes ['Cristiolus Môn'] ('Cwymp Dagon'), D[aniel] T[homas] Williams, Merthyr ('Diolch i Ti, O Dad') and Owen [Humphrey] Davies ('Anthem Nadolig'), a glee by 'J. O. R.', and a song entitled 'Nos Dawch'.

Barddoniaeth, etc.,

A note-book (pp. 1-80) and miscellaneous papers (pp. 81-268) containing notes, lists, extracts, transcripts, etc., in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') bound together in one volume. Page 1 is inscribed 'Cynnulliadau Tuag att Hanes Eisteddfodau Caerfyrddin, Caerwys, ag eraill Casgledig (gan mwyaf) yng Ngwynedd gan Iolo Morganwg', and this first section contains: a version of the 'statute' of Gruffudd ap Cynan as allegedly confirmed at an 'eisteddfod' held at Caerwys, co. Flint, in 1523, with a list of the names of the bards and musicians licensed at the said 'eisteddfod', transcribed 'O Lyfr Ygrif (sic) P. Panton, Yswain, o'r Plas Gwynn ym Môn' or, as stated elsewhere, 'Ex No. 65, Plas Gwynn, Môn' [i.e. Panton MS 65, now NLW MS 2031, of which see pp. 200-12] (see also NLW MS 13096B above) (pp. 17-27); a list of the twenty-four Welsh strict poetic metres with illustrative examples [?transcribed from the aforementioned Panton MS 65, pp. 186-93] (see also NLW MS 13096B) (pp. 27-35); notes relating to, and lists of, Welsh musical measures [?transcribed from Panton MS 65, pp. 194-200] (see also NLW MS 13096B) (pp. 36-39); an incomplete transcript [?from Panton MS 65, pp. 182-4] of notes relating to the twenty-four traditional Welsh accomplishments (p. 40); anecdotes relating to the poet Dafydd ap Edmunt and the 'eisteddfod' held at Carmarthen [c. 1450] under the patronage of Gruffudd ap Nicolas, transcribed 'Ex Vol. 17, P.P.' [i.e. Panton MS 17, now NLW MS 1986A, of which manuscript see ff. 111-17] (see also NLW MS 13096B) (pp. 41-47); further miscellaneous extracts from Panton MS 17 including an anecdote relating to the poet Huw Arwystli, notes relating to the 'cantrefi' of Glamorgan, etc. (pp. 47-49); transcripts of 'englynion' by, or attributed to, D[afydd] ab Gwilym, John Mowddwy, ?Thos. Lln., and Siôn Tudur (pp. 49-50); transcripts of twenty-three 'englynion' commemorating the year of accession of every English monarch, 1066-1558, attributed to Berud ap yr Ynad Coch, Bleddyn Ddu, Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr, Lln. Fardd, Dafydd y Coet, Harri Haram Param, Cyssymdaith Llevot Wynt epolawl, Mabwaith Hengrys o Iâl, Llywelyn ap Ho wrneth, Gwilym Ddu o Arfon, Dafydd Bach ap Madoc Gwladaidd, Llygad Gwr, Daniel Llosgwrn Marw (sic), Dafydd Eppynt, Ieuan Brydydd Hir, Bleuddyn ap Ieuan Hen, Hywel Ystorun, Ierwerth Fynglwyd, Rhys Nanmor, Hywel ab Bleuddyn Mathew, Owain y Bardd 'o Wynedd', and Huw Arwystli (pp. 51-56); a list of the commissioners in whose presence the 'eisteddfod' was held at Caerwys in 1567, and of the poets and musicians who were granted licences at the said 'eisteddfod' (pp. 56-59); a list of bards present at, and notes relating to, an 'eisteddfod' held at Bala [co. Merioneth] in 1740 (p. 60); an extract relating to the code of rules for Welsh bards and musicians allegedly compiled in the time of Gruffudd ap Cynan (p. 61); and transcripts of two sequences of 'englynion' (six and five respectively) allegedly written by Siôn Prichard Prys at an 'eisteddfod' held at Bala in 1680 with the object of enlisting the aid of the bishop of Bangor and Sir Roger Mostyn in an attempt to obtain a [royal] patent for holding an 'eisteddfod' (pp. 62-64). The greater part of the contents of the remainder of the volume consists of transcripts of Welsh poems in strict and free metres, including poems by, or attributed to, [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg' himself, Ieuan Tir Iarll 'sef John Bradford o'r Bettws ym Morganwg', Daf. Nicolas, William Hopkin, Daf. o'r Nant, Llywelyn ab Ifan, Siôn Hywel, Thomas Evan, 'Telynor o'r Drenewydd Nottais ym Morganwg', Morgan Pywel, Gwilym Tew (or Owain ap Rhydderch, or Ieuan ab Rhydderch), Twm ab Ifan ab Rhys, Gronwy William, Hywel Llwyd 'o Lancarfan', Wil. Tabwr, Dafydd Nicolas 'o Aberpergwm', Lewys William 'o Ferthyr Tydfyl', Thomas Williams, William Llywelyn, and Wm. Sanders 'o Landocheu'. The free-metre verse includes the words of songs written to specified airs. Other items in the volume include observations ?by Edward Williams after reading certain criticisms of John Hughes: An Essay on the Ancient and Present State of the Welsh Language [London, 1823] (pp. 113-114); notes on Welsh bardism (pp. 161-165); notes headed 'Etymologies that point out the origin and progress of civilization' (p. 167); extracts from Hugh Thomas: An Introduction to the British History [?London, ?1730] (pp. 169-171); a few Welsh triads and proverbs (pp. 227-228); a list of Welsh proverbs heard in Glamorganshire by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg' arranged in alphabetical order according to the initial letter (incomplete, A-G only) (pp. 231-240); advisory or proverbial sayings attributed to Taliesin, Cattwn ddoeth, and Meugant (pp. 243-2444); a list of the ten commandments of St. Paul described as '. . . dengair deddf Pawl Sant y rhai a gafas efe o ben Iesu Grist . . .' (see John Williams: Barddas . . ., Vol. I, pp. 288-9) (p. 247); a list of Latin words commencing with the letter v with English meanings and Welsh ?derivatives (pp. 253-254); and (interspersed amongst other items), miscellaneous Welsh proverbs (pp. 241-end). In three instances the blank verso and margins of copies of a printed handbill (English) containing proposals, 1793, for publishing The Celtic Remains (vol. I by Lewis Morris, vol. II by Walter Davies) and of a printed handbill (Welsh) announcing an 'eisteddfod' to be held at Caerwys in 1798 under the patronage of the Gwyneddigion Society have been used for writing notes. A few loose leaves (pp. 261-268) have been placed in an archival envelope.

Caneuon a cherddi

Songs collected and arranged by David Lewis, including 'Little Potty', 'St. David's Day', 'Tôn y Melinydd', 'Galar gwraig y milwr', 'Y Bardd yn ei Awen', 'Cymru lân, gwlad y gân', 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau', 'Glan Meddwdod Mwyn', 'Ieuenctid Cymru' and 'Yr Amser Gynt'.


A notebook belonging to J. H. Davies containing 'Caniadau', viz. the words of Welsh airs, etc., with an index. The first item in the index is 'I was go to Llandysul', of which the first line reads 'I live in Llandysul in shir Aberteifi'.

Cerddoriaeth amrywiol

A miscellaneous collection of hymn-tunes, anthems and songs by Welsh composers, including 'Seren Bethlehem' by Edward Stephen ('Tanymarian'), 'Waterloo' by D. J. Morgans, 'Yr hen aelwyd Gymreig' by 'Isallt', 'Cyfraith yr Arglwydd' by D. W. Lewis, 'Trywead alawon' by W. O. Jones, 'Gwyn fyd y gwr' by Dan Protheroe, with Christmas cards in the form of carols, 1907-1912, 'Diangaist i'r Bedd' by D. Emlyn Evans, 'O'r dyfnder y llefais' by W. T. Samuel, 'Gras ein Harglwydd' by M. Morgan, Cwmtawe, 'Atgofion yr hen amser gynt' and 'Cartref fy mebyd' by R. S. Hughes, 'Bow down the knee' by Edward Stephen, 'I will lay me down in peace' by C. Francis Lloyd, 'Prize Composition, 1893' by D. Pughe Evans, and hymn-tunes by W. T. David, John Davies, Godre'r Parc, A. Evans, Llandudno, D. Emlyn Evans, M. O. Jones, T. Amos Jones, D. W. Lewis, William Owen, Porthmadog, and Joseph Parry.

Cerddoriaeth amrywiol

A collection of loose sheets of music mainly containing compositions by David Lewis, with some songs taken from oral tradition; 'Hen dôn nyddu' noted by Jeremiah Davies; and tunes by [J.] Edward Williams, Sirhowy, and R. R. Owen.

Manuscript and printed music

The file comprises the conductor's copies, [1946x1971], of manuscript, typescript and printed sacred songs, psalms, hymns, carols and Welsh folk songs which formed part of the choir's repertoire. A number of the works have been arranged by John Davies and a few, including holograph manuscripts of 'Salm 24' and 'Yr hen ferchetan', are arrangements by Mansel Thomas.

Thomas, Mansel, 1909-1986


Miscellaneous tunes: 'Griddfanau Crist', 'The Emigrant's Lament', 'Tra bo dau, noted by J[ohn] Lloyd Williams', 'Bwthyn bach melyn fy Nhad' (R[ichard] S[amuel] Hughes), hymn-tunes composed by D. Emlyn Evans at Cemmes, February 1909, and 'Lisa Talysarn'; a note on Adpar by Egerton Phillimore, a brief autobiographical sketch by David Lewis, Llanrhystud, 1902, a note by J[ohn] Lloyd Williams on a postcard depicting 'Aelwyd Angharad'; a programme of a 'Concert Gallois' at the 'Théatre Breton'; a sheet from Allgemeine Musik-Zeitung, 1898, containing a portrait and testimonials to D[avid] Ffrangcon-Davies; papers relating to 'The Emlyn Evans Testimonial Fund'; press cuttings including a biographical sketch of A[nne] A[daliza] Puddicombe ('Allen Raine').


Transcripts by John Jenkins of English, Welsh, and Scottish airs arranged for four voices and with English words.

Jenkins, John, 1770-1829


Psalm- and hymn-tunes sung in Wales, transcribed, with Welsh words, by John Jenkins.


Welsh and English airs and hymn-tunes, and some English nursery rhymes transcribed by John Jenkins.

Jenkins, John, 1770-1829

Music manuscripts

A few hymns, carols and songs, being mainly arrangements by John Griffith, including a bound volume containing arrangements, [?1891], of two carols dedicated to May Hughes, entitled 'Carol Fair' (arrangement and words by John Griffith) and 'Wel dyma foreu'. A copy of Cân Miriam: i soprano solo a chydgan. Cyfansoddwyd gan Franz Schubert. Y geiriau gan J. Griffith. Trowyd i nodiant solffa gan W. G McNaught (London, [c. 1903]), is also included.


An early nineteenth century music book of Charlotte Louisa Talbot [afterwards the wife of the Reverend John Montgomery Traherne, Coedriglan] ('the gift of Mama'). The volume contains songs, psalms, hymn-tunes, dances, etc., and the titles include 'Glamorganshire March', 'The Soldier's Joy', ' La Piedmontaise', 'O What a beau my Grannie was', 'Progressive Lesson' ('by Hulmandel', i.e., Nicolas Joseph Hullmandel), 'Duke of Gloucester's March', 'Easter Hymn', 'Hymn' by [Ignaz Joseph] Pleyel, 'The Highland Queen', 'Song in Rosina', 'Song in poor Soldier', 'The Complaint' by [? William] Jackson, 'Somebody' by Lady Cornwallis, 1776, 'Rock & wie pickle tow', 'Lady Priscilla Bertie's Minuet', 'In Airy Dreams', 'Egyptian Love Song', 'Babling Echo', 'Song', 'Down the Burn Davy', 'The Belfast Almanack ', 'Sir Watkins Delight', 'Black Mary' ('very old Galic air'), 'Barcarole ', 'Marlbroug', 'Aria' by [Wolfgang Amadeus] Mozart, 'Kate of Aberdeen', 'The Fields were green', 'Rest beauteous flow'r . . .' by Jackson, 'Thou soft flowing Avon. . .' by Dr. [Thomas Augustine] Arne, 'Valenciennes March', 'Waltz', 'Mrs. Brunels Waltz', 'Lord Wellington', 'Oh the Moment was sad' ('Irish'), 'Leipsic Waltz', '2d Waltz', '3d Waltz', '4th Waltz', 'Amour, cruel amour', 'Oh Nanny' by [Jan Ladislav] Dussek, 'Rondo', 'Kielmark's Romance', 'Chatley Waltz', ['La pipe de Tabac'] by [ ] Varnier, 'Thirty second Psalm', '34th Psalm', '42d Psalm', 'Mrs. Macdonald ', 'Rousseau's Dream', 'La Brillante', 'Austrian Waltz' by [John] Parry [ of Ruabon], 'Air' by [?P.M] Meyer, 'Barcarole', 'The Porteynon Whim' (1817 ), 'Vincennes Waltz', 'Miss Knight's Waltz', ['Waltz'] by [ ] Ferstein, 'She rose and let me in', 'La Paysanne', 'Folia d'Espagna', 'La pion pion d' Estelle', 'March' by [Robert Nicolas Charles] Bochsa, 'Waltz' by [Johann] Schenk, 'The Hyperbole' ('composed by Mrs. R. J.'), 'Waltz', 'Thema', 'The Queens Minuet', 'Psalm 34th', 'How long wilt thou forget me Lord . . .' by [ George Frederic] Handel, 'Part of the Service of the Greek Church as performed in Russia', 'Psalm VIII' ('Magdalen Evening hymn'), 'No t'was neither shape nor feature . . .' by [Johan Sebastian] Bach, 'The Inconstant's Waltz', [ ] by [ ] Pleyel, 'The Lass that was laden wi' care', 'Conway Castle' by [John] Parry, 'Emma's Reel', Welsh air ('Os ai dithau duwa y lech blaen nant ty . . .'), [ ] by [ ] Pleyel, Welsh air ('[Pan] own i ar foreudydd ...'), 'Toi!', 'Air by Lady Catherine Bligh', ‘'Jones's Hornpipe', 'Andante' by [P. J.] Meyer, senior, 'Where the bee sucks' by Ame, [ ] by [Girolamo] Crescentini, 'Rondo' by Bach, [ ] by Bach, 'Lochaber', 'Miss Johnson's Reel', 'Sonata' by [William] Corbett, 'Romance' by [Franz Joseph] Haydn, 'Air' by [Giovanni Battista] Viotti, 'La Montaguarde' by [ ] Trenisi, 'Waltz', 'March' by Handel, 'Arietta Romana', 'Wire a' Noddin', 'Indian Air', 'Sonata' by [?Johann Samuel] Schroeter, 'Rondo in 11 Barone di Terre forte' by [?Tommaso] Giordani, 'L'Été', 'La Foe', 'La Flora', 'La Matilde', 'Le Tancred', 'Zitti Zitti', 'La Limerick', 'La Nouvelle Fantaisie', etc. The greater part of the volume is indexed.

Charlotte Louisa Talbot (aft. Traherne).


The group comprises manuscript and published copies of songs and hymns, 1893-[?1969], which formed part of the repertoire of David Lloyd.

Welsh Music

'Welsh Tunes sent [by John Jenkins] to Mr. [John] Parry January 28th 1826 and the words adapted to them; with some observations on both'; a list, by John Jenkins, of 'Welsh Tunes wanted to which appropriate Words are found'; and 'Remarks on certain Welsh Tunes which are to be transcribed into ... " Melus Seiniau Cymru"....'

Jenkins, John, 1770-1829

Welsh Music

Welsh music, vocal and instrumental, including national airs, hymn-tunes, etc., collected by John Jenkins and much of it transcribed by him; Welsh airs collected by John Gwynne (Philomusus) and Aneurin; and psalm-tunes, many of them sent for competition at the Powys eisteddfod, 1824, by J. Davies (Glynceiriog), David Harris (Nantllymysten, afterwards of Carno), David Jenkin Morgan (Dewi Cynllo), Cadwaladr Jones (saer maen, Trawsfynydd), John Cain Jones, Robert Jones (Saer maen, Llanuwchllyn), James Lewis (Cwmscawen, Radnorshire), William Owen (Gwilym Glan Hafren), David Owens (Eglwysfach, Denbighshire), Pierce Pierce (Mold), and Roger Woodhouse (Newtown).