Henry Bryan Hays

Short Name: Henry Bryan Hays
Full Name: Hays, Henry Bryan, 1920-2017
Birth Year: 1920
Death Year: 2017

Henry Bryon Hays O.S.B. (b. Clarksville, TN, 1920) composed CHICKAHOMINY, which was pub­lished in his collection of hymn tunes, Swayed Pines Song Book (1981). Hays was raised in the Protestant tradition but since the 1950s has been a Benedictine monk at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. A Civil War devotee, he has derived his hymn tune titles from names of battles or places associated with that war.

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