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HAYDEN , HENRY SAMUEL ( 1805 - 1860 ), organist ;

b. at S. Asaph , the son of a German who was organist at S. Asaph cathedral , and of a Welsh mother. When he was fifteen he was appointed organist of S. Mary's church , Caernarvon , a post which he held for forty years; he was also organist of S. Ann's , Llandygái . He translated the musical system of Wilhelm into Welsh and taught it in classes. He also taught music at the Caernarvon Training College for Teachers . He published a collection of twenty-eight Welsh airs . He d. 25 July 1860 and was buried in Llanbeblig ( Caernarvon ) churchyard.

Sources:

  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 , National Eisteddfod Association, 1908 ;
  • Yr Haul , 1890 , 274.

Author:

Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn

Published date: 1959