LLEF

LLEF

Composer: G. H. Arfon (1890)
Published in 32 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: G. H. Arfon

Also used the names Gutyn Arfon and Griffith Hugh Jones.  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: G. H. Arfon (1890)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 11134 32134 45543
Key: d minor
Source: Gemau Mawl, 1890
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Griffith Hugh Jones (b. Ty Du, Llanberis, Wales, 1849; d. Rhiwddolion, Wales, 1919) composed LLEF in memory of his brother, Rev. D. H. Jones, and the tune was first sung (prior to publication) at a Cymanfa, a Welsh song festival. LLEF was first published in David Jenkins's Gemau Mawl (1890). The haunting quality of the tune fits the plaintive psalm text well; the tune means "cry." All four melodic phrases descend as they lead into their respective cadences. Sing LLEF in a reflective manner, perhaps without the harmony on some stanzas and without accompaniment on others. Jones's early musical influence was his father, who was a precentor at Methodist Capel Coch in Llanberis for sixty years. When Welsh preacher and musician John Roberts became pastor of the Llanberis chapel and discovered Jones's potential, he began to give him music lessons. In 1869 Jones became master of Rhiwddolion Elementary School, a position he retained for fifty years. Every Friday he traveled five miles on foot to teach music at Capel Curing, Moel Siabod. A poet as well as musician, Jones was often a judge at the famous Welsh Eisteddfodau musical contests. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1192
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #608
Text: Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord and Hear
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6565
Text: Terrible God, That Reign'st on High
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #9436
Text: Behold God's Great Incarnate Son
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9475
Text: While Justice Waves Her Vengeful Hand
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9582
Text: How Long Forgotten, Lord, By Thee?
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9684
Text: Can Creatures To Perfection Find
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10929
Text: Oh Merciful Creator, Hear Our Prayer
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10978
Text: Viewed Only By The Feeble Rays
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #137
Text: Babylon Streams Received Our Tears

Instances

Instances (1 - 20 of 20)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #220b

Page Scan

Chalice Hymnal #181

ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1192

Hymnal: A Worship Book #134

Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #137

Audio

Small Church Music #1277

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #608

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6565

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9436

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9475

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9582

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9684

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10929

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10978

TextPage Scan

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #91

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #38

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #86A

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #56a

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #56b

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #56c

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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