File Cwrtmawr Music MS 30 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Tune book,

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Cwrtmawr Music MS 30 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Tune book,


  • 1816-1866 / (Creation)

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76 ff. ; i, 45 ff. ; 90 x 165 mm. Originally two volumes, each quarter-leather, spines repaired with paper, 19 cent., now glued together.

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Archival history

'1816 M R Darowen' in the bardic alphabet, and printed label of R. Owen, printer, bookbinder and stationer, Welshpool, both inside front cover of first part; Signature of Griffith Jones, Llanwddyn, 1850, inside front cover of second part.

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Scope and content

Two nineteenth-century tune books now joined together as one volume, the first bearing the dates 1816 and 1866 (inside covers) in the hand of Mair Richards of Darowen, and the second 1850 (inside front cover); the first part contains popular and traditional Welsh song and dance tunes, the second, English waltzes, marches and quicksteps with a few traditional Welsh tunes and hymn-tunes. Also included are an englyn attributed to M[air] R[ichards], but signed below in red by David Richards ('Dewi Silin'; 1783-1826), who may have been the first owner (part one, f. 1).

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Conditions governing access

Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Musical notation, Welsh, English.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Preferred citation: Cwrtmawr Music MS 30 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO CWRTMAWR MUSIC MS 30.
  • Text: Cwrtmawr Music MS 30 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..