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Owen [ Llwyn-Owen ], Morfydd ( b Treforest , Oct 1, 1891 ; d Oystermouth , Sept 7, 1918 ). Welsh composer , mezzo-soprano and pianist . She was educated at University College, Cardiff (BMus 1912 ), and at the RAM with Frederick Corder (Lucas Silver Medal 1913 , ARAM 1918 ). World War I frustrated her ambition to study folk music in St Petersburg in 1915 , and she developed instead her collaboration with Ruth Lewis, the pioneering Welsh ethnomusicologist. Many of her 180 compositions – orchestral works, choral, chamber and piano music, and