Arwel Hughes (1909-1988)
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Wales’ finest: 15 of the best Welsh musicians
11. Arwel Hughes (1909-1988)
Best remembered for his music for chorus and orchestra, the Welsh conductor and composer studied under Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music. He directed the first performances of many works by Welsh composers and composed, arranged and orchestrated music for live radio broadcasts. He was appointed OBE in 1969 for his services to Welsh music and for organising the music for the Investiture of the Prince of Wales that year.