Owen, John 'Owain Alaw' 14.nov.1821-30.jan.1883 England Cheshire, Chester - Chester
baritone singer, tubist, harpist, librettist, choral conductor, born at Crane Street of Welsh parents from Llanfachreth, until 1844 brought up to trade but adopted the musical profession, organist of Lady Huntingdon's Chapel, St Paul's, Boughton, St Bridget's, St Mary's and St Martin's Welsh Church and various other churches in Chester, a prominent advocate of welsh musical education, 1862 an assembly of the Welsh bards titled him Owain Alaw (Owen chief singer), he died at his residence Lorne Street ; he married Mary Owen (Chester 1818-21.dec.1880 Chester) ; son composer William Henry Owen

Title Parts

[] Habakkuk's prayer. Prize cantata. 1851
with Ambrose Lloyd

[] Prince of Wales. Cantata. Carnarvon Eisteddfod 1862
pub R. Hughes & Son, Wrexham 1862

[] Gwalia's holiday (Cantawd gwyl Gwalia). Cantata. Chester 1866
composed for the Caerleon National Eisteddfod 1866
english and welsh words John Ceiriog Hughes
pub R. Hughes & Son, Wrexham 1866

[] Jeremiah. Oratorio. 1878
pub C. Jefferys, London 1878

[] Can Mair (Magnificat)
pub R. Hughes a'i Fab, Wrexham 1855
won at the London Eisteddfod 1855

[] May (Mai). Duet for soprano and contralto
sung by Miss Sarah Edith Wynne and Miss Kate Wynne
english and welsh words Talhaiarn
pub Ashdown & Parry, London 1864

[] Te Deum
pub London 1870

[] Come and hearken to the bells (The bells of Aberdovey)
new version written by L. M. Thornton, arranged by J. Owen
pub London 1873

[] How pleasant it is to have money. Song. Voice and piano
words Arthur Hugh Clough
pub Wood & Co., London 1877

[] Gwyn ei fyd a ystyria wrth y tlawd (Blessed is he that considereth the poor). Anthem
pub Hughes a'i Fab, Wrexham c1880

[] Good templar's grand march
[] Taffs W. Allgood templars
[] Hume round the temperance standard
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