A talented church musician, Rowlands reputedly composed a large number of hymn tunes and anthems yet it is just this tune alone, Blaenwern , written in the early part of the 1900s that he is known for today.
Commonly used as a setting for the hymn ‘Love Divine, All Loves Excelling’, it is one of the most popular choices for hymns selected for weddings and featured at number 5 in the BBC Songs of Praise ‘Top 10 Hymns of All Time’; indeed it was chosen for the wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011.
This arrangement has been recorded by the Leyland Band, conducted by Thomas Wyss, and appears on the CD Crown Imperial . A soundclip is available here
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