Beauty, Richard William, born in Dublin about 1799; educated in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin; appointed about 1824 organist and musical instructor at the Molyneux Asylum for Blind Women; organist of the Free Church, Great Charles Street, 1828 to 1877; master of the choristers in Christ Church Cathedral from 1830 to 1872; composer of songs and other works; died in Dublin, 1883. Beaty composed the tune TENDERNESS, No. 398 S.H., 382 F.C.H., 337 U.P.H. (there named "Caritas"), for the children of Lady Harberton's School, Dublin, in 1830. It is, however, seldom assigned to him.
--James Love, Scottish Church Music: Its Composers and Sources (1891)
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