W. Pencerdd Williams Papers

Scope and Content

The group comprises papers, [c. 1890]-[c. 1924], including talks/lectures, adjudications, musical exercises, material realting to the Tonic Solfa College examinations, and his application, 1895, for the post of Vocal Master at Llangollen, Ruabon and Wrexham Intermediate Schools; together with miscellaneous programmes, including an Eisteddfod programme, 1907, in which he adjudicated.

Administrative / Biographical History

W. Pencerdd Williams was well known in the musical circles of Llangollen and the surrounding area, especially in his role as conductor of the Llangollen Choral Society.
Born in 1856 at Erw Wen, on the outskirts of Llangollen, he remained in the area throughout his life. A teacher of music, he was also an examiner for the Tonic Solfa College, London, and often adjudicated at local Eisteddfodau. He conducted at singing festivals ('Cymanfaoedd Canu') and was conductor of the successful Llangollen Choral Society for many years. He was the father of W. S. Gwynn Williams, first musical director of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. He died in 1924.

Arrangement

Arranged according to provenance at NLW into one file.

Note

W. Pencerdd Williams was well known in the musical circles of Llangollen and the surrounding area, especially in his role as conductor of the Llangollen Choral Society.
Born in 1856 at Erw Wen, on the outskirts of Llangollen, he remained in the area throughout his life. A teacher of music, he was also an examiner for the Tonic Solfa College, London, and often adjudicated at local Eisteddfodau. He conducted at singing festivals ('Cymanfaoedd Canu') and was conductor of the successful Llangollen Choral Society for many years. He was the father of W. S. Gwynn Williams, first musical director of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. He died in 1924.

Preferred citation: W

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