Meirion Wynn Jones, organ
Music by Walford Davies, William Mathias and other Aberystwyth composers who have played the chapel’s fine Frederick Rothwell organ over the years.
Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941)
Solemn Melody (1909)
Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759),
arr. Walford Davies
Two Minuets from Overtures arranged for the Gregynog organ (1926)
David de Lloyd (1883-1948)
Jesu dulcis memoria (A Little Organ Book in Memory of Hubert Parry, 1924)
Firmin Swinnen (1885-1972)
William Mathias (1934-1992)
Prelude, Elegy and Toccata (1955)
Interlude in C (op. posth.)
Meirion Wynn Jones (b.1972)
Diptych on themes of Walford Davies (2019)
(Gregynog Festival 2019 commission, world première)
A native of Rhewl, Llangollen, Meirion Wynn Jones was educated at Wells Cathedral School, before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied organ and piano. As a student he held organ scholarships at Winchester Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.
Having held organist posts at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the Birmingham Oratory, and Brecon Cathedral, Meirion now pursues a freelance career as a composer, accompanist and teacher. He was for many years a staff accompanist at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, and at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
His choral and vocal works have been recorded and broadcast on BBC radio and S4C. In 2011 he was awarded the Musician’s Medal (Tlws y Cerddor) for composition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Recently-commissioned works include Ffrindiau Bach a Mawr for Côr Heol y March, and the anthem Beloved, let us love for the John S. Davies Singers, marking the fortieth anniversary of their founding.
Meirion Wynn Jones’ works are published in Wales by Curiad and SAIN, in England by Novello and the RSCM, and in Chicago by World Library Publications.