Griffiths, Ann: Hymns and Letters
Hymns translated by Alan Gaunt.
Music edited by Alan Luff.
Letters translated and edited by Alan Luff.
Introduction by Kathryn Jenkins.
Though little known in her lifetime (1776-1805), Ann Griffiths is now widely regarded as being among the leading hymnwriters in Wales, and a major leading figure whose works speak strongly to a contemporary audience. Selecting music for congregational singing to accompany Alan Gaunt’s fine translations from the Welsh, Alan Luff has himself translated the letters, whilst Kathryn Jenkins provides a fascinating introduction to Ann Griffiths’ life and work in the context of her time. It is hoped that this volume will ferment a growing appreciation of the achievement of Ann Griffiths among English-speaking lovers of hymnody both in Wales and beyond.