Arthur Dyke Acland

May 3, 1811, Killerton (near Exeter), England.

June 19, 1857, Bridehead, England.

Second son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, Troyte was educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford (BA 1832). He changed his surname from Acland to Troyte in 1852, as part of the legal conditions when he inherited the estate of a relative, Rev. Edward Berkeley Troyte. He studied law, and had an interest in science. He wrote chants and tunes for the 1857 Salisbury Hymn Book.

In Ireland and the United Kingdom, Troyte is perhaps best remembered as the composer of the chant used as a setting of the Sunset Poem or Rev. Eli Jenkins’ Prayer, from Dylan Thomas’ radio drama and stage play Under Milk Wood.

  1. Bridehead