Roberts, John (‘Henllan’)


b Henllan, nr Newcastle Emlyn, S Wales 1807, d 1876. His early talent in music, partly self-taught was encouraged and taken further by Thomas Daniel. He edited Caniadau y Cessegr (Cysegr) in 1839, a collection of many ‘revival’ hymn tunes, many of which he took down from two song leaders, Moses Parry of Denbigh and John Peters, who worked in Henllan. This composer must be distinguished from at least 4 others named John Roberts who also wrote hymn tunes. No.778.