Roberts, Caradog

Composer

b Rhosllanerchrugog nr Wrexham, Denbighshire, N Wales 1878, d Wrexham 1935. Student-teacher at the elementary school, then an apprentice carpenter, but left to study piano and organ; taught by the Chester and Liverpool Cathedral organists, and gained ARCM, FRCO and LRAM in his early 20s. External BMus and DMus (Oxford), 1905, 1911; the youngest Welshman and the first from N Wales to achieve this. From 1904 till his death 30 years later he was organist and choirmaster at Bethlehem Congregational Chapel in his birthplace; also part-time director of music at Univ College Bangor, 1914–20. A frequent organ recitalist and Eisteddfod adjudicator, composer of male-voice part-songs and anthems, and editor of the hymnal and the Sunday school hymnal of the Welsh Congregationalists. Nos.50=443=492, 854.

Tunes and arrangements by Roberts, Caradog

Tune Name
In Memoriam (Roberts)
Rachie