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  • 2015 August 2: William Williams

    July 29, 2015 15:23

    William Williams (1717-1791) is generally considered to be Wales' most famous hymn writer. As a writer of both poetry and prose, Williams is today considered one of Wale's greatest literary figures. He was equally distinguished as one of the key leaders of the 18th century Welsh Methodist revival. (more )

  • 2015 July 5: My Country Tis of Thee

    July 05, 2015 22:30

    In Beethoven's day a popular musical form was "Theme and Variations". The template was to take a popular tune of the day — the 'theme' — which the composer states rather simply, and follow it with 'variations' which displayed the composer's imaginative powers. Beethoven was regarded as the "Mike Tyson" of that form and wrote twenty-two sets. (more )

  • 2015 June 28: Henry Francis Lyte

    June 28, 2015 22:30

    Henry Francis Lyte (1793–1847), vicar in the fishing village of Lower Brixham, Devonshire, England, ministered faithfully to his sea-faring people for twenty-three years. (more )

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