A collection of books consisting of musical notation, described as Llyfrau Pricio. A few are in the hand of Ellis Ylltyr Williams, whilst some are identified as the work of others, including William Jones of Dyffryn Mymbyr, David Owen of Trefriw, William Evans of Glanyrafon, Hugh Ellis of Llanfachreth, Evan Rees of Llanidloes, Richard Morris of Tregarth. The manuscripts consist of songs, psalms and anthems on religious, nationalistic and moral themes.
Ellis Ylltyr Williams' Musical Manuscripts
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 222 BMSS YLL
- Dates of Creation1821 - 1895
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialWelsh, and English.
- Physical Description60 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Ellis Yllltyr Williams of Dolgellau, Merionethshire, composer, was also known as Ylltyr Eryri. He was born on 21 January 1835 and died in 1911. During his lifetime, many of his compositions (songs, anthems, carols) were published e.g. Odlau Ylltyr : sef odlau gwladgarol, serchiadol, dirwestol, moesol a chrefyddol. Y llyfr cyntaf. No further biographical information was available at time of compilation of description.
No apparent system of arrangement, but items have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts
Conditions Governing Access
Open to all users.
Deposited by the Welsh Folk-Song Society.
Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2002
Other Finding Aids
An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 4695-4754
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist
A few of Ylltyr Williams' publications form part of the Welsh Rare Book Collection at the University of Wales Bangor.