Dr Joseph Parry in 1875

Click to read about the town of Aberystwyth in North Wales.

Click to read about Joseph Parry and listen to his hymn tune Aberystwyth.

Charles WesleyJesus Lover of My Soul, sung to Parry’s tune Aberysthwyth, with text. [YouTube]

Healey WillanPrelude on Aberystwyth, performed by Patrick Wedd at the 1915 Casavant Frères organ of the Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal.  [BNQBM] (info)

David Evan ThomasPrelude on the Welsh Hymn: Aberystwyth, performed by Marilyn Biery on the 1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner organ of the Cathedral of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN – Click here, then click on “0818 Part 1,” then hold button and slide to 6:44 (6 minutes and 44 seconds).

Don HannahVariations on Aberystwyth, premiere, performed by Paul Hesselink at the 2004 Beckerath organ in the Doc Rando Hall, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV.  Click here, then click on “0918 Hour 2,” then hold button and slide to 28:44 (28 minutes and 44 seconds).

 Edwin T. Childs, Hymn Fantasy: Jesus, lover of my soul, performed by Brenda Heck Portman at the 1992 Schantz organ of College Church, Wheaton, IL.  (Segues into O God, our help in ages past.)  Click here, then click on “0918 hour 2," then hold button and slide to 20:11 (20 minutes and 11 seconds).

Ralph Vaughan WilliamsHousehold Music: No. 3 Aberystwyth: Variations, performed by theNorthern Sinfonia (Peter Francomb, horn),Richard Hickox conducting [BNQBM] (info)