National Library of Wales
William George (Composer) Manuscripts and Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0210 WILRGE
Held at: NLW
Title: William George (Composer) Manuscripts and Papers
Short title: George, William, (composer), manuscripts and papers
Dates of creation: 1865-1920
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.072 cubic metres (8 boxes)
Name of creator(s): William George
Administrative and biographical history: The composer William George (d.1920), from Ystalyfera, Glamorgan wrote anthems, cantatas, choruses, marching songs, part-songs, hymns, duets, musical drama and arrangements. He also wrote three operas: Y Ferch o Gefn Ydfa; Bugail Craig y Fforest, and Y Gobaith Lofruddiwyd or Gwenhwyfar. Many of his hymns are still sung today in the Presbyterian Church of Wales, the Independent Church and the Baptist Church in Wales. They are included in the hymn book, Caneuon Fydd.
Scope and content: Music manuscripts and personal papers of the composer William George, 1865-1920, including anthems, -1920; hymns, 1894-1920; part-songs, -1908; marching songs, 1901-1913; secular music, 1910-1917; duets, 1913-1919.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: opera; sacred music; secular music; music by other composers; personal papers.
Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by his grandson, Rev. H. T. Samuel, Rhaeadr, 1972. Other manuscripts purchased between 1986 and 1967.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, William George (Composer) Manuscripts and Papers, 1975, 1986.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2003