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MYSTERIOUS DEATH.

HAYDN PARRY DEAD.

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HAYDN PARRY DEAD. A Brilliant Welshman Gone to His Rest. GWALIA WILL SUFFER A LOSS. The Composer of "Cigarette" and Miami" Succumbed to Inflam- mation of the Lungs. All our readers will learn with unfeigned sorrow that a musical career of great promise and brilliancy has been cut short almost at the com- mencement by the sudden death of Mr. Haydn Parry at his residence in London this morning. Mr. Parry was only taken ill a couple of days ago with inflammation of the lungs, and so sad and speedy a termination was wholly unexpected. The residence of the Parrys is in Broadhurst-gardens, where Mr. Haydn Parry and his young family were joined a few days back by Mrs. Joseph Parry. 13r. Parry was away in North Wales on eisteddfodic business, and the news of the death of his brilliant young son was a great shock to him, for it is well known that the doc- THE LATE MJT. PAKEY. tor had the highest hopes of Haydn's future- hopes which were shared in no less a degree by the public, as the sorrow for his death will now also be shared. The doctor was in Ivhyl this morning' when the news reached him, and be made all possible haste to reach London. At Cardiff the message was first received by a friend of the family, who was commissioned by telegraph to convey the sail intelligence to Miss Parry, at Cartref, the family re-idence at Penarth. Mr. Mendy Parry and his wife (once known as Miss Hannah Jones, of Swansea) were in attendance at their brother's home. Mr. Hadyn Parry was about 30 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children. Wherever the fact of Mr. Parry's death has become known, the sincerest regret was ex- pressed. All classes felt that a young life full of brightest promise had been cut down, they felt, too, of the young wife's loss, of the mother's sorrow, and of the blighted hopes of the father who had dreamed of brilliant achievements which he knew the future had in store for his eldest son. From babyhood Mr. Haydn Parry was a musician, and under the guidance, or, shall we say, with the inherited enthusiasm of his I father? he soon developed a gift given but to a few. The early part of his education was received in America, where his father lived for many years. On their return to this country Mr. Parry completed his course at the University College, Aberystwith. He early showed an aptitude for composition, and at the Liverpool Eisteddfod in 1884 he took the £ 20 prize for a sonata. Two years later Mr. Parry, out of 300 candidates, was appointed assistant- master at Harrow, and a year later received the appointment of organist at the parish church. In 1890 he was also elected a professor at the Guild-hall. The same year his cantata, "Gwen," was produced at the St. James's- hall, where it met with great success. His most important venture, however, was the production of a comic opera, Cigarette." The experiment was watched with some anxiety both by the young composer and his wide circle of friends. Undoubted success was attained both in Cardiff and in London, critics and public com- bining in praising the piece and in believing that the author of such melodious and stirring music would produce really great work later on. The next work was on somewhat similar lines. "Miami" was tried in London, and failed, according to the unanimous opinion ef the critics, through no fault of the composer. Or The contrary, it was predicted that a mar who could create the music found in Cigarette' and Miami was worth watching. This now is finished. Death has laid its hand on the lift that seemed fated to be great, and the wort that might have been done will be left undone. or done by others. Part of this is a piece or which Mr. Parry was at work for the nexi musical festival at Cardiff. All Wales wil grieve at the loss of its brilliant son.

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