Composer: W. H. W. Darley (before 1895)
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Composer: W. H. W. Darley

Born: Sep­tem­ber 9, 1801. Died: Ju­ly 31, 1872. Buried: Laur­el Hill Cem­e­tery, Phil­a­delphia, Penn­syl­van­ia. William Henry Westray Darley was a multi-talented compiler and organist in pre-Civil War Philadelphia. He was something of a polymath. The son of two popular English actors, John and Eleanore Westray Darley, Willaim Henry was credited by Durang for arranging the score for Weber’s Der Feichütz, given at the Chesnut on March 18, 1825, and also taking the part of Wilhelm in that production. In 1839, Darley, now the organist at Saint Stephen’s, and listed in the city directories as a “professor of music,” began a co-authorship with John C. B. Stanbridge. Darley was a director of Philadelphia’s mos… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: W. H. W. Darley (before 1895)
Incipit: 51171 55654 43511
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book (Toronto, Canada: Methodist Book and Publishing House, 1894), number 70
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #459
Text: Be Joyful in God
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The Cyber Hymnal #459

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