File Cwrtmawr Music MS 33 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Tune book,

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Cwrtmawr Music MS 33 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Tune book,


  • [19 cent., first ΒΌ] / (Creation)

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i, 153 ff. (old pagination 1-312 with errors, old foliation 1-152 with errors) ; 105 x 195 mm. and less.

Full calf with blind tooling and brass clasp, 'R. Richards 1804' stamped on back cover, spine repeatedly repaired with paper.

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Archival history

Printed labels of Reverend Richard Richards, Meifod, inside front cover, his calligraphic signature, dated 1804, on f. 1. Signature of Lewis Richards, 1819, on f. 85.

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Tune book, early nineteenth century, containing hymn-tunes, psalm-tunes and anthems by various composers, including Hugh Jones, Maesglasau (ff. 6 verso-7, 20 verso-1, 39 verso-40 ), David Harries, [Carno] (passim) and John Williams, Dolgellau (passim), apparently first compiled 1804 by the Reverend Richard Richards (1780-1860), Meifod, but partly in the hand of his brother, Lewis Richards (1799-1860, his signature, 1819, on f. 85) and with annotations in the hand of his sister, Mair Richards, Darowen. Accompanying words, where present, are in Welsh.

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

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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 33 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO CWRTMAWR MUSIC MS 33.
  • Text: Cwrtmawr Music MS 33 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..