[O listen to our wondrous story]

[O listen to our wondrous story]

Composer: William Owen
Published in 62 hymnals


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Composer: William Owen

Owen, William (‘William Owen of Prysgol,’ 1813-1893), musician; b. 12? Dec. 1813 [in Lônpopty], Bangor, the son of William and Ellen Owen. The father was a quarryman at Cae Braich-y-cafn quarry, Bethesda, and the son began to work in the same quarry when he was ten years old. He learnt music at classes held by Robert Williams (Cae Aseth), at Carneddi, and from William Roberts, Tyn-y-maes, the composer of the hymn-tune ‘Andalusia.’ He wrote his first hymn-tune when he was 18 — it was published in Y Drysorfa for June 1841. After the family had [removed] to [Caesguborwen], Bangor, [sometimes called Cilmelyn] — they had spent some years [at Tŷhen] near the quarry — William Owen formed a temperance choir which sang ‘Cwymp Babil… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William Owen
Incipit: 15651 76553 56217
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #180
Small Church Music #1270Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #268
The Cyber Hymnal #7159TextScoreAudio
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #29a
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #29b
Include 56 pre-1979 instances
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