Joseph Parry

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Birthday
21, 1841
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Feb 17, 1903 (61)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
21, 1841
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Feb 17, 1903 (61)

About

Welsh composer best remembered for composing the hymn tune Aberystwyth, which was used in the national anthem of South Africa.

Before Fame

The small cottage where he was born is now a public museum.

Trivia

He was the subject of the 1978 BBC program Off to Philadelphia in the Morning.

Family Life

His family emigrated from Wales to the United States in 1854.

Associated With

He and fellow composer Alice Mary Smith studied under the tutelage of the same music teacher, William Sterndale Bennett.