St. Denio - Probable Composer Error

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Looks like many of us have been giving credit for St. Denio to the wrong composer for many years. According to the Dictionary of Welsh Biography (, the actual composer is a different John Roberts (1807-1876).

This solves a long standing mystery on how John Roberts (1822-1877) could have published Caniadau y Cysegr in 1839, when he would have been only 17 years old.


He joins the Johns Newton!

Thanks, I corrected all the instances that did not specify the dates 1822-1877.

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