b. in Merthyr Tydfil, Glam., in 1879. He studied at the Royal College of Music, London, and held teaching posts at Aberystwyth University College and in the University of Adelaide, Australia. He returned to Europe in 1911, spent some time in the Ruhleben prisoner of war camp, Germany, during World War I, and, eventually (c. 1918) went to the U.S.A. From 1924 he taught music in McGill University, Montreal, Canada, but in 1928 he returned to the U.S.A., being for many years afterwards music editor to a Boston publishing company. Throughout the years he was an active composer and some of his solos, e.g. ‘Môr o gân yw Cymru i gyd’, became popular in Wales. A work by him, ‘The Banshee’, was performed in the 1938 national eisteddfod. He died 4 February 1948 in Long Island, New York.
Published date: 2001
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