COLUMBUS (Parry)

COLUMBUS (Parry)

Composer: Joseph Parry
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Composer: Joseph Parry

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 mus… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: COLUMBUS (Parry)
Composer: Joseph Parry
Meter: M. 7.3.
Incipit: 13234 51321
Key: f minor
Copyright: Public Domain

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