In 1887 he won an open scholarship tenable for three years at the Royal College of Music , London ; owing to his success as a student the scholarship was extended for a fourth year. He was possessed of a fine tenor voice which, however, was affected by an illness from which he suffered when he was at college. Afterwards he settled in Swansea as a teacher of music . He composed several excellent songs , his first, ‘ Yr Hen Gerddor ,’ being followed by ‘ Hyd fedd hi gâr yn gywir ,’ ‘ Brad Dynrafon ,’ ‘ Oleuni Mwyn ,’ etc. He also composed a duet, ‘ Y Delyn â'r Crwth ; part-songs, ‘ O fy Iesu, Mhriod Annwyl ,’ ‘ Golch fi ,’ ‘ Teyrnged Cariad ’ (for male voices), and composed an arrangement of ‘ Y Delyn Aur .’
One of the most promising young Welsh composers , he d. at the age of 31 on 3 Feb. 1897 . He was buried at the Mumbles , Swansea .
Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn
Published date: 1959