Meirion Wynn Jones
Born: Llangollen, North Wales May 10 1972
Biography: Welsh composer and organist. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Nicholas Danby and Naji Hakim. Awarded the Durrant, Limpus and Shinn prizes for organ-playing by the Royal College of Organists. Organ Scholar at Winchester Cathedral and Westminster Abbey before moving to Liverpool as Organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral, where he participated in frequent broadcasts and recordings. Subsequently Organist of the Birmingham Oratory and the Priory Church, Abergavenny, before taking up his present position as Assistant Organist at Brecon Cathedral.
Works include anthems, mass and canticle-settings, Christmas carols, hymn-tunes, psalm-chants and organ works. Solo vocal works include the tenor song-cycle, "Tair Cân Serch" (awarded first prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 2004). His men's voice motet, "Ave Regina caelorum" received its first broadcast performance on BBC Radio 3 in February 2003.
Recent commissions have included a motet for the centenary celebrations at Douai Abbey, Reading and a setting of "Llyn y Gadair" as a vocal test-piece for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2006.
List of choral works
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