PRICE, THOMAS (MALDWYN) (1860 - 1933), musician

Name: Thomas (Maldwyn) Price

Date of birth: 1860

Date of death: 1933

Spouse: Elizabeth Price (née Evans)

Child: Arthur Iago Price

Child: Richard Maldwyn Price

Parent: Jane Price (née Howell)

Parent: Thomas Price

Gender: Male

Occupation: musician

Area of activity: Education; Music; Performing Arts

Author: Enid Pierce Roberts

the ‘Maldwyn’ was added to his name in later years; born at Talerddig in Llanbryn-mair parish, Montgomeryshire, 19 March 1860, son of Thomas Price, a blacksmith employed at the time on the building of the railway, under David Davies (1818 — 1890); the mother’s name was Jane (Howell). Thomas Price, sen., had a rich bass voice and was a well-known choir-conductor; and his daughter, Jenny, won a reputation as a contralto. T. M. Price studied music at University College, Aberystwyth, under Joseph Parry, and afterwards at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He became (c. 1885) organist and choir-master in S. Mary’s church, Welshpool, and remained there for the rest of his life; he died 9 July 1933, and was buried in S. Mary’s churchyard. He composed much sacred music (chants, anthems, and hymn-tunes-the best-known of the latter is ‘St. Elizabeth’), and the male-voice choruses ‘Croesi’r Anial’ and ’ Y Pysgotwr.’ He had married (1889) Elizabeth (died 13 December 1933, aged 67), daughter of Richard and Jane Evans, Upper Boar, Llanfyllin, and had two sons.