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TREHARNE , BRYCESON ( 1879 - 1948 ), musician ,

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 d. 4 Feb. 1948 in Long Island , New York .


  • Y Drych newyddiadur cenedlaethol Cymry America ., 15 Feb. 1948 ;
  • Y Cerddor , 1900 , 62-4;
  • Y Geninen Oct. 1951 .


Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor

Published date: 2001