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.
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Tune Title: GODERICHFirst Line: Be joyful in God, all ye lands of the earthComposer: W. H. W. DarleyMeter: 188.8.131.52Incipit: 51171 55654 43511Key: B♭ MajorSource: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book (Toronto, Canada: Methodist Book and Publishing House, 1894), number 70