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Meirion Williams (Composer, Arranger)

Born: 1901 - Wales, UK
Died: 1976

The Welsh composer and conductor, Meirion Williams, was one of the composers mainly responsible for transforming Welsh classical song-writing. He always took great care to make sure that the words he used were appropriate for the expression of feelings. His compositions include well known Welsh songs that he composed as a young man, and at the cycle Adlewych, which he composed for BBC Wales when he was almost 70 years old. Meirion Williams' style is influenced by late romanticism. Developments like the twelve-tone technique have passed him by. His compositions are passionate and melodious, his songs are about the love of country and landscape. His style has been compared to Rachmaninov and Richard Strauss, and it is recognised that he broke new ground in the field of Welsh composition.

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Aryeh Oron (August 2007)

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