- J. C. Hadden
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Parry, John (1776–1851), instrumentalist and composer, was born in Denbigh, north Wales, on 18 February 1776, the son of Thomas Parry, a stonemason. He showed early indications of musical talent, and received some lessons in theory and on the clarinet from a local dancing-master; he also studied the harp. In 1793 he joined the ...