He emigrated to Scranton, Penn. , U.S.A. , when he was 19 and there took courses in music conducted by Parson Price , Dudley Buck , and Hugo Karn ; in 1890 he graduated Mus. Bac. (Toronto) and later became Mus. Doc. He conducted the Cymmrodorion Choral Society , Scranton , for eight years. In 1892 he moved to Milwaukee where he was conductor of several music societies . Later he went to Chicago where again he conducted several choirs ; he also taught in the Sherwood Music School , and was director of music at the Central Church . He paid frequent visits to Wales , adjudicated at national eisteddfodau , and was a conductor at the Harlech musical festival , 1931 .
He is the author of Arwain Corau ( 1914 ), Nodau Damweiniol a D'rawyd ( 1924 ). His compositions, which were numerous, included cantatas (‘ S. Pedr ’), male voice pieces (‘ Invictus ,’ ‘ Nun of Nidaros ,’ ‘ Bryn Calfaria ,’ ‘ Jesu, Lover of My Soul ’), hymn-tunes (including children's hymn-tunes), and anthems. He d. 25 Feb. 1934 , at Chicago .
Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn
Published date: 1959