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Vol. 4, 2000

The cosmopolitan aspect of John Thomas 'Pencerdd Gwalia' (1826-1913)

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Notes
1 AB MSS 23389E-23406/7A.
2 Rosamond McGuiness and H. Diack Johnstone: 'Concert life in England'
(The Blackwell History of Music in Britain IV: The Eighteenth Century)
(Oxford, 1990), 31.
3 Ann Rosser, Telyn a Thelynor (Cardiff, 1981), 35.
4 AB MS 23398F, Miscellaneous Papers, fos. 1-6.
5 AB MS 23391E, Letters to Pencerdd Gwalia, fo. 122.
6 Ibid., fos. 21-55 (undated).
7 Ibid., fo. 25. Letter from Lady Lovelace to John Thomas, 28 June 1844.
8 'King's Harpist', Glamorgan Gazette, 22 April 1904.
9 AB British Library Loan 48, vol. 34 fo. 75: Letters to the Philharmonic
Society.
10 AB MS 23398F, fos. 107-13.
11 Ann Griffiths, 'Parish Alvars', in Stanley Sadie (ed.), The New Grove
Dictionary ofMusic and Musicians, 20 vols. (London, 1980).
12 AB MS 23398F, fo. 7.
13 AB MS 23390C, Letters to Pencerdd Gwalia, fos. 45-105. (Correspond-
ence between John Thomas and Augusta Hall, June 1851-October 1869.)
14 Ibid., fos. 44-5. Letter from John Thomas to Augusta Hall, 19 June 1851.
15 Ibid., fos. 48-9. Reply dated 'Friday 20th, 1851'.
16 AB MSS 23392-23402E, Journals of Concert Tours on the Continent.
17 AB MS 23392A, John Thomas: Journal of Tour, fo. 1. 22 October 1851.
18 Ibid., fo. 18. 9 October 1852.
19 Ibid., fo. 9. 10 January 1854.
20 Ibid., fo. 7.
21 Ibid., fos. 35-6. 2 February 1852.
22 Ibid., fos. 35-6.
23 Ibid., fo. 40. This entry has no specific date.
24 Ibid., fo. 24
25 Ibid., fo. 40.
26 AB British Library Loan 48, vol. 34, fo. 75: Letters to the Philharmonic
Society.
27 AB MS 23391E, Letters to Pencerdd Gwalia, fo. 72. Letter from G. W.
Budd, secretary to the Philharmonic Society, 10 July 1849.
28 AB British Library Loan 48, vol. 34, 15/2: 'Musical Courier', Press
Cuttings of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
29 '[H]e created a great sensation in London when he gave at St James's Hall a
concert of Welsh Music involving 20 harps and a choir of 400 voices.' A. F.
Leighton Thomas, 'A Forerunner of the Guild', Welsh Music, 3, no. 6 (1970),
21.
30 AB MS 23398F, fo. 109. Although John Thomas himself uses the words
'brought out', he was perhaps referring to the date when he published the work.
3 AB MS 23402E, fo. 39. Programme of a concert held in Welbeck Street,
14 May 1877.
32 ABMS23401E, fo. 11.
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