Joseph Parry

Born 21 May 1841. Died 17 February 1903
Joseph Parry
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1841-05-21
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Joseph Parry

Joseph Parry Biography (Wikipedia)

Joseph Parry (21 May 1841 – 17 February 1903) was a Welsh composer and musician. Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, he is best known as the composer of "Myfanwy" and the hymn tune "Aberystwyth", which the African song "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" is said to be based on. Parry was also the first Welshman to compose an opera; his composition, Blodwen, was the first opera in the Welsh language.

Born into a large family, Parry left school to work in the local coal mines when he was nine years of age. He then went to work at the Cyfarthfa Ironworks, where his father was also employed. In 1854 the family emigrated to the United States, settling at Danville, Pennsylvania, where Parry again found employment at an iron works.

Though Parry had a great interest in music, he had no opportunity to study it until there was a temporary closure of the Rough and Ready Iron Works. Some of his co-workers were also musicians, and they offered music lessons while the iron works was closed. Parry joined a music sight-reading class taught by one of the men. He continued to study harmony with another co-worker, and learned how to read and write while he was learning about harmony.

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Hywel a Blodwen
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Hywel a Blodwen
Traditional Welsh, Joseph Parry, Pendyrus Male Choir & Stewart Roberts
Myfanwy
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Myfanwy

Myfanwy

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Traditional Welsh
Music Arranger
Director
Stewart Roberts
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Myfanwy
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Myfanwy
Joseph Parry, Traditional Welsh, Rhos Male Voice Choir, John Tudor Davies & Edward Jones
Myfanwy
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Myfanwy

Myfanwy

Music Arranger
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Traditional Welsh
Conductor
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Aberystwyth
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Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

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Côr Cenedlaethol Ieuenctid Cymru
Joseph Parry
Sirioldeb (Un Fendith Dyro I'm)
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Sirioldeb (Un Fendith Dyro I'm)

Sirioldeb (Un Fendith Dyro I'm)

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Cymanfa Goffa Joseph Parry, Eglwys Awstin Sant, Penarth
Lyricist
Joseph Parry
Aberystwyth (Jesu, Lover of My Soul)
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Aberystwyth (Jesu, Lover of My Soul)
Joseph Parry
Myfanwy
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Myfanwy

Myfanwy

Choir
Pendyrus Male Voice Choir
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Myfawny
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Myfawny
Joseph Parry
Myfanwy (Arabella)
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Myfanwy (Arabella)
Joseph Parry
Myfanwy
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Myfanwy

Myfanwy

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Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir
Morriston Orpheus Choir
Myfanwy (feat. Joseph Parry)
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Myfanwy (feat. Joseph Parry)
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