Thu Aug 4, 2016 10:46pm
Another couple of things available online that might be worth perusing:
Hugh John Hughes' "Y Drysorfa gerddorol" of 1857 - an American publication of Welsh tunes, with a handy index of authors at the back.
This (c.1840?) manuscript of one David Davies is also interesting:
(somewhat miscatalogued on Internet Archive)
Alan Luff's book "Welsh Hymns and Their Tunes" is not terribly helpful in certain respects, but it does seem that there were no significant Welsh publications of hymn tunes until after 1815.
Thu Aug 4 10:28pm
I'd gamble on WM standing for Welsh Metre - the common Welsh Psalm metre 8787 being the most likely candidate. Most of the tunes will be outside of HTI's current scope, which deals with "tunes...
Thu Aug 4 10:46pm
Click here to receive daily updates