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Robert Williams

Short Name: Robert Williams
Full Name: Williams, Robert, 1782-1821
Birth Year (est.): 1782
Death Year: 1821

Welsh singer Robert Williams (b. Mynydd Ithel, Anglesey, Wales, 1781; d. Mynydd Ithel, 1821), whose manuscript, dated July 14, 1817, included the tune LLANFAIR, which is usually attributed to him. Williams lived on the island of Anglesey. A basket weaver with great innate musical ability, Williams, who was blind, could write out a tune after hearing it just once. He sang hymns at public occasions and was a composer of hymn tunes.

Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Tunes by Robert Williams (2)sort descendingAsInstances
ERFYNIADRobert Williams (Composer)1
LLANFAIRRobert Williams (Composer)136
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