Composer: William Owen
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

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
Meter: D
Incipit: 13332 34535 43432
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Twenty Hymn Preludes: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter Pindar Stearns
    Published By: Coburn Press (1972) pp. 44
  • Ten Offertories on American Hymn-Tunes for the Organ
    Composer/Editor Walter Guernsey Reynolds
    Published By: G. Schirmer, Inc. (1909) pp. 17
  • Ten Offertories on American Hymns: For the Organ
    Composer/Editor Walter Guernsey Reynolds
    Published By: Boston Music Company (1909) pp. 17

Piano Solo

  • Abide with Me: Eight Hymn Tune Arrangements for Solo By
    Composer/Editor Joan J. Pinkston
    Published By: High Street Music (2011) pp. 14


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Small Church Music #6080

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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