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Rowland Hugh Prichard

Rowland Hugh Prichard
Short Name: Rowland Hugh Prichard
Full Name: Prichard, Rowland Hugh, 1811-1887
Birth Year: 1811
Death Year: 1887

Rowland H. Prichard (sometimes spelled Pritchard) (b. Graienyn, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales, 1811; d. Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, 1887) was a textile worker and an amateur musician. He had a good singing voice and was appointed precentor in Graienyn. Many of his tunes were published in Welsh periodicals. In 1880 Prichard became a loom tender's assistant at the Welsh Flannel Manufacturing Company in Holywell.

Bert Polman

Wikipedia Biography

Rowland Huw Prichard (14 January 1811 – 25 January 1887) was a Welsh musician. A native of , near Bala, he lived most of his life in the area, serving for a time as a loom tender's assistant in Holywell, where he died. In 1844 Prichard published (The Singer's Friend), a song book intended for children. Prichard is remembered today as the composer of the hymn tune "Hyfrydol", to which the hymn "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus", with words by William Chatterton Dix is generally sung.

Tunes by Rowland Hugh Prichard (1)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
HYFRYDOLRowland H. Prichard (Composer)44712123 43212 54332

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