William Penfro Rowlands
Rowlands was born at Llys y Frân, Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro in the Welsh language, hence his middle name). Probably his best-known composition is the hymn-tune "Blaenwern", composed in 1905. As well as being a church musician, Rowlands taught in several schools and was conductor of the Morriston United Choral Society.
He died in Swansea and is buried in Morriston Cemetery, Swansea, plot B11. A memorial stone to the composer was unveiled in March 1998, close to his birthplace.
- Cyberhymnal: William Penfro Rowlands
- Hymns Without Words
- "Tunes - Blaenwern". hymnary.org. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
- "Public Monument and Sculpture Association National Recording Project".
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