‘HYFRYDOL’ (downloadable PDF)

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Composed by Welshman Rowland H. Prichard in 1844, this remains one of the most beloved hymn melodies, used for many familiar hymn texts. (Tune name: HYFRYDOL) Please see further below for more information and an audio sample.

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Composed by Welshman Rowland H. Prichard in 1844, this remains one of the most beloved hymn melodies, used for many familiar hymn texts including ‘Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus’, ‘Alleluia, Sing to Jesus!’, ‘Love Divine, All Loves Excelling’, ‘Our Great Savior’, among others. (Tune name: HYFRYDOL) This setting is in A-Major, and includes an newly-composed harmony part.

An audio sample, featuring Scottish smallpipes (A-chanter). The harmony part can be heard on the repeat, approximately halfway through the track: