Talk:John Thomas (harpist)

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Thanks to User:Camembert for this info on the harpist, I've just moved it from the John Thomas article. Lou I 17:22, 18 Dec 2003 (UTC)

John Ap. Thomas [sic][edit]

As I understand it anyway, "Ap" is Welsh for "son of". It is not an abbreviation and so does not require a period (full stop).
His surname would be "Ap Thomas", rather than having "Ap." as an abbreviated middle name.
So is "Ap." the style he really used? Varlaam (talk) 16:58, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

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Symphonies and operas[edit]

User:Itsnotallgray has added the following as a reference in the article. Such comments belong on the talk page, so I am moving this here.

  • According to the Dictionary of Welsh Biography, he wrote, inter alia, "symphonies" and "operas" but a search for both has so far been unsuccessful. If the attribution to him of one opera and one symphony is to remain in this article, it would be helpful for the holding institution(s) and shelfmark(s) to be noted. Certainly, there appears to be nothing relevant in print.

Verbcatcher (talk) 01:43, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

The Dictionary of Welsh Biography article is here. The relevant sentence there is:
  • He composed a harp concerto, symphonies, overtures, quartettes, operas, and songs, besides variations on Welsh airs for the harp.
The comment about an unsuccessful search is not in the DWB article. I agree that more information would be useful, including the names of the operas, but this is not obligatory providing that we give sources for that we say. The DWB article cites several sources, and details of the compositions are presumably in one of these sources. Verbcatcher (talk) 02:00, 5 July 2019 (UTC)