GRIFFITH, WILLIAM (Gwilym Caledffrwd, 1832 - 1913), quarryman and musician

Name: William Griffith
Pseudonym: Gwilym Caledffrwd
Date of birth: 1832
Date of death: 1913
Gender: Male
Occupation: quarryman and musician
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Music; Performing Arts; Religion
Author: Robert David Griffith

b. at Penisa'r allt, Tre-garth, Llandygai, Caerns. He received instruction in music from John Morgan, Pen-y-groes, Tre-garth; he also studied the text-books of Mills and Alawydd. In 1860 he emigrated to the U.S.A., settling in Middle Granville. He published Y Canigydd Cymreig in 1866 and, in 1879, Graded Anthems, the latter including two anthems composed by himself; in 1888 he published another anthem — ‘I will extol Thee.’ He acted as musical adjudicator, conducted mixed choirs at Middle Granville and Poultney for many years, and was precentor in Wesleyan and Baptist chapels. He died 4 December 1913 and was buried in the town cemetery at Middle Granville.


Published date: 1959

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