Name of Tune Revealed

It behooves me at this time to announce the winner of last week’s contest.   The correct original name of the piece I played last week is “Hyfrydol” — a Welsh hymn whose title roughly means “delightful.”  It was composed by Rowland Pritchard in the early 1800’s.

Since then, it has been known by various titles — some sacred, some secular.   Among these are “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus,” “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,” “Jesus What a Friend of Sinners” and “Blue Boat Home.”

And the winner is Jodie Tooley, pastor of the United Church of Moscow!  Jodie was the first person on my Friday Piano List to correctly identify this tune by its original title. Here is the song again, now correctly titled and credited:

Jodie will get a free beverage of her choice, and a piano CD of mine, at the establishment of her choice. If you would like to be on the Friday Piano List, please submit your email address on my Contact Page.

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