DAVIES, DAVID (1810 - 1875), musician

Name: David Davies
Date of birth: 1810
Date of death: 1875
Gender: Male
Occupation: musician
Area of activity: Music; Performing Arts
Author: Robert David Griffith

he lived at Ty'n-y-fawnog, Llanfair-caereinion, Montgomeryshire, but was tenant of land belonging to a small farm called Cyddoleu. As there was only a small meadow between this place and the river Rhiw, it was also known as Glan-yr-afon. It was here, in a cowshed, that he composed the popular hymn-tune ‘Glan'rafon,’ which is still constantly sung by Welsh congregations. The air was first published in Llyfr Emynau a Thonau (Stephen and Jones), 1868.


Published date: 1959

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