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Thread #3379 Message #1012261
Posted By: GUEST,Symlog
03-Sep-03 - 05:36 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Off to Philadelphia
Subject: RE: Off to Philadelphia in the morning
Interesting that jimk at the beginning of the thread should mention 'Joseph Parry, a welshman [Welshman, please!] and classical music composer'. Parry (1841-1903) the composer of some of the most famous and best Welsh hymn tunes, emigrated with his family to America in 1854, later to return to become the first Professor of Music at the first college of the University of Wales (a Federal University) at Aberystwyth. He was a Merthyr Tudful man, and in 1947, another famous son of Merthyr, the novelist Jack Jones (1884-1970) published a novel, in which Joseph Parry and his family feature, called 'Off To Philadelphia in the Morning'. Doesn't add much, I know, but I thought you'd like to know.