JONES, Roger. b. Birmingham, 15 May 1948. Educated at the Birmingham School of Music. Jones is a composer of Christian musicals and hymn tunes. He began his career as a school teacher, but moved into full-time Christian Music Ministry in 1984. He directs Christian Music Ministries (CMM), which publishes his music. Many of his early hymn tunes were written for inclusion in the series of Christian musicals he composed, starting in the early 1970s. Many are settings for familiar texts, such as ‘All people that on earth do dwell’* and ‘How sweet the name of Jesus sounds’*. Many of these tunes were collated in The Roger Jones Hymn Collection, published by Kevin Mayhew* in 1999. A few have been...
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