ANTHONY, GRIFFITH (1846 - 1897), musician

Name: Griffith Anthony
Date of birth: 1846
Date of death: 1897
Gender: Male
Occupation: musician
Area of activity: Music
Author: Robert David Griffith

Born at Llanelly, Carmarthenshire. The family having moved to Cwmbwrla, near Swansea, the son began when quite young to work in the iron-works there. He studied music, mastered the Tonic Sol-fa system of notation, and instituted classes in the elements of music which were held in various chapels. He wrote anthems (e.g. ‘Dyddiau dyn sydd fel glaswelltyn’), hymn-tunes, and tunes for children. He died 13 June 1897 and was buried at Aberavon.


Published date: 1959

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