Tillyard, Henry Julius Wetenhall

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains a Codex Peribleptos. (Byzantine Sticherarium: hymns for fixed and movable days from the 14th or 15th century). A photofacsimile of a transcript of Codex Peribleptos. The work is in two volumes, in buckram slip cases, probably bound in the 18th century. The archive also contains an anthology of 18th century Russian Church music; an 18th century Russian musical manuscript containing hymns for the chief festivals, a leather-bound Greek service book and an 18th century Russian Church Hirmologium. Shelved with the Tillyard Manuscripts is a collection of offprints of articles on Byzantine church music by H.J.W.Tillyard and St.V.Lazarevic.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Julius Wetenhall Tillyard was Professor of Greek at University College, Cardiff, 1926-46. He was an international authority on Byzantine music and the joint editor of Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae. A Russian Church Hirmologium was purchased at Nizhni Novgorod Fair in 1918 by Professor Tillyard and presented to the Library by him in 1949.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation


Compiled by Elizabeth Pengilly with Peter Keelan

Other Finding Aids

A Handlist of the Collection. An article entitled 'Unknown Russian Music Manuscripts at Cardiff', by Dimitrije Stefanovic in the journal, Beitrge zur Musik Geschichte Osteuropas, 1977 is also available to be consulted.