Richards, Brinley



Welch composer, pianist and teacher. Was born at Carmarthen, Wales, the son of an organist there. He was a pupil of the Royal Academy of Music, London, and won the King's scholarship there in 1835 and 1837. As a teacher and pianist he was much esteemed, and had an unusually large following in London. He lectured on Welsh music, of which he made a special study, and also did much for the Choral Union of South Wales in the competition at London in 1872 and 1873. He died in London. He composed considerable light music for the piano; songs; part-songs; and a hymn, God Bless the Prince of Wales, which became widely popular; also a symphony; a piano concerto; two overtures; and two marches for military band.