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Joseph Parry

Joseph Parry
Short Name: Joseph Parry
Full Name: Parry, Joseph, 1841-1903
Birth Year: 1841
Death Year: 1903

Joseph Parry (b. Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1841; d. Penarth, Glamorganshire, 1903) was born into a poor but musical family. Although he showed musical gifts at an early age, he was sent to work in the puddling furnaces of a steel mill at the age of nine. His family immigrated to a Welsh settlement in Danville, Pennsylvania in 1854, where Parry later started a music school. He traveled in the United States and in Wales, performing, studying, and composing music, and he won several Eisteddfodau (singing competition) prizes. Parry studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at Cambridge, where part of his tuition was paid by interested community people who were eager to encourage his talent. From 1873 to 1879 he was professor of music at the Welsh University College in Aberystwyth. After establishing private schools of music in Aberystwyth and in Swan sea, he was lecturer and professor of music at the University College of South Wales in Cardiff (1888-1903). Parry composed oratorios, cantatas, an opera, orchestral and chamber music, as well as some four hundred hymn tunes.

Bert Polman

Tunes by Joseph Parry (17)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
ABERTEIFIJoseph Parry. 1841-1903 (Composer)217123 43212 53176
ABERYSTWYTH (Parry)Joseph Parry (Composer)23111234 53213 21712
BLAEN-Y-COEDJoseph Parry. 1841-1903 (Composer)312331 71227
COLUMBUS (Parry)Dr. Joseph Parry (Composer)213234 51321
CÔR CAERSALEMJoseph Parry. 1841-1903 (Composer)351656 12343 213
DANVILLEDr. Joseph Parry (Composer)332123 45654 35176
DIES IRAE (Parry)Joseph Parry, 1841-1903 (Composer)451717 24512 32576
DINBYCHJoseph Parry, 1841-1903 (Composer)1115554 32234 5475
LLANGRISTIOLUSJoseph Parry (Composer)615312 17113 21543
MARTYN (Marsh)Joseph Parry, 1841-1903 (Composer)133312 22335 43213
MERTHYR TYDFILJoseph Parry (Composer)1851715 74512 32576
[O home beloved, where'er I wander]Dr. Joseph Parry (Composer)251111 21171 22223
PENNSYLVANIA (Parry)Dr. Joseph Parry (Composer)631322 53543 21
PORTMADOCJos. Parry (Composer)255311 71432 33176
SIRIOLDEBJoseph Parry. 1841-1903 (Composer)355117 12233 21765
ST. JOSEPH (Parry)Joseph Parry, 1841-1903 (Composer)2
Y MILWR BACHDr. Joseph Parry. (1841-1903) (Composer)313353 32344 323
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