Gareth Glyn

Gareth Glyn was born in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, in 1951 and he is a music graduate of Merton College Oxford and a Composer Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music. He began composing while still at school in Ysgol Maes Garmon, Mold, and his works were first broadcast while he was still at University.
He turned to composition as a career after winning numerous composition competitions in the 1970s, and has never been without a pending commission since. His works are performed worldwide, and widely recorded by various labels. He received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Wales, Bangor, and the rank of Druid in the National Eisteddfod's Gorsedd of Bards, for his services to music in Wales.
His compositional style is light and energetic which appeals to a wide range of choirs and soloists. One of his most popular pieces is Cadwyn / Cycle, a set of five SATB arrangements of folk songs (including Suo Gân). The nativity musical A New Star (for soli and choir) has become a firm favourite, in addition to Got-ta Grey Horse for TTBB. In 2009 Gwynn published 15 of Gareth's compositions for SATB and TTBB choirs.

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