Miscellaneous Collection of Tune Books (Llyfrau Pricio)

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous tune books :

  • Llyfr pricio belonging to Samuel Lewis, Bolahaul, Eglwys Newydd, Carmarthen, of mostly religious tunes and collected around 1828 (reference number 5532)
  • Llyfr pricio belonging to Thomas Morris, Cae Du, Llaniestyn, Anglesey of mostly religious tunes. Some later ones have the name John Thomas (reference number 5533)
  • Llyfr pricio belonging to William Williams of mostly religious tunes but a few Welsh folk tunes (reference number 5534)
  • Llyfr pricio belonging to Humphrey Jones, Penygraig of religious tunes (reference number 5535)
  • Llyfr pricio consisting of the tunes of William Pugh, Harlech, John Williams and John Davies, Godre'r Parc (reference number 5536)
  • Llyfr pricio belonging to E. Ylltyr Williams, Dolgellau (reference number 5537)
  • Llyfr pricio belonging to Michael Jones, Cilcain, 1830 with tunes and anthems by Richard Mills, D.T. Williams, William Owen, Glanhafren, J. Ambrose Lloyd (reference number 7281)
  • Llyfr pricio belonging to Thomas Jones, Tynllan, Llantrisant of folk tunes, carols and hymns (reference number 8534)
  • Llyfr pricio belonging to John Evans, shoemaker of Bala (reference number 9780)
  • Llyfr pricio of tunes and anthems, with the following inscriptions on the inside cover, "John Hughes, Llandrygarn 1826", "John J. Williams" and "Thomas J. Williams" (reference number 13954)
  • Llyfr pricio belonging to Griffith Jones, Llanidloes containing tunes and a few anthems and psalms, 1838-1839 (reference number 15450)
  • Llyfr pricio belonging to John Jones, Y Babell, of hymn tunes, psalms and anthems (reference number 15665)
  • 2 Lyfr pricio containing tunes and anthems, belonging to Thomas Lewis, Cadoxton, 1857 and 1860 (reference numbers 18334-18335)
  • Llyfr pricio of tunes and anthems belonging to Robert Parry of Fferam, Llantrisant, Anglesey (reference number 20642)
  • 3 Llyfr pricio from Anglesey (reference number 34730-34732)
  • Llyfr pricio once owned by Mary M. Edwards, Gwyndy, Dolgellau (reference number 35378)

Administrative / Biographical History

A tune book or a book of musical notation is known in Welsh as a Llyfr Pricio. This collection is a miscellaneous group of tune books collected by the Archives Department over the years from as far back as the 1930's.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Item 13954 presented by Miss Mae E. Williams, U.S.A.

Item 15665 presented by Mr W.J. Lloyd, Bangor.

Items 34730-34732 presented by Rev. Dafydd Wyn Wiliam


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 5532-5537, 7281, 8534, 9780, 13954, 15450, 15665, 18334-18335, 20642, 34730-34732, 35378

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

The Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor also holds the Ellis Ylltyr Williams' Musical Manuscripts