He declined posts at the Royal Academy of Music and in Canada in 1923 , and spent his career as organist and choirmaster in three churches in Wales , namely at the church in Union St. , Carmarthen ( until 1926 ), Soar , Merthyr Tydfil ( 1926-28 ), and Capel Als , Llanelli ( 1928-60 ). In Llanelli he was active as teacher , adjudicator , conductor and composer . He d. Dec. 1965 and was buried at Llanelli .
He was one of the three prominent composers of the period between the two World Wars who gained their apprenticeship through the National Eisteddfod (the other two were W. Bradwen Jones (see JONES , WILLIAM ARTHUR above ) and W. Albert Williams (see below) , and over a period of about 40 years he won more than 60 prizes in the composition section at the National Eisteddfod . He is regarded as one of the most versatile and prolific of Welsh composers of his day.
He published more than 450 diverse musical works, including operas, operettas, part-songs, cantatas, solos, and pieces for brass bands, piano, strings and orchestra. He was also author of several collections of melodies for the harp, ballads and songs , besides a useful hand-book on penillion singing and a tutor on playing the piano (the only publication of its kind by a Welsh composer at the time) which he published at his own expense in 1924 .
Huw Williams, (1922-2002), Bangor / Prestatyn
Published date: 2001