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ANTHONY , GRIFFITH ( 1846 - 1897 ), musician .

Born at Llanelly, Carms. 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 d. 13 June 1897 and was buried at Aberavon .

Sources:

  • Y Cerddor , Aug. 1897 ;
  • Jones, Edward (Iorwerth Ceitho), Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 , National Eisteddfod Association, 1908 .

Author:

Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn

Published date: 1959