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Three preludes for the organ founded on Welsh Hymn Tunes / by Ralph Vaughan WIlliams.: MU.MS.626

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Current Location: In storage


Three preludes for the organ founded on Welsh Hymn Tunes / by Ralph Vaughan WIlliams.
Preludes on Welsh hymn tunes, organ


Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Composer: Owen, William (musician)
Composer: Edwards, John David
Composer: Prichard, Rowland Hugh
Dedicatee: Gray, Alan



"These three pieces are intended to be played as a series, but they can also be performed separately" -- t.p.
Dedication: "To Alan Gray" -- t.p.
Holograph manuscript in ink.
Paper: 12 staves (279x202mm); watermark: "PAPETERIE DE TOUR-CLERMONT Isère" : 12 staves (279x202 mm)
Music on f. [2]-[7]. f. 1v, 7v-8v are blank music staves.
Former shelf mark: Music Box I (27)
Received unbound. Conserved and bound in quarter Morocco case with marbled paper sides and vellum tips by Angela James, March 1981.
I. Bryn calfaria / (melody by W. Owen, 1814-93) -- II. Rhosymedre (or Lovely) / (melody by J.D. Edwards, 1805-85) -- III. Hyfrydol / (melody by R.H. Prichard, 1811-87)

Measurements and weight

[8] ms. leaves of music ;33 cm.

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1955) by Cudworth, Charles


Production date: AD 1920

Identification numbers

Accession number: MU.MS.626
Primary reference Number: 253384
ALMA control 001: 994841903803606
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Created: Monday 12 October 2020 Updated: Tuesday 29 November 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 29 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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