She married in Feb. 1917 the psychiatrist Alfred Ernest Jones . Her early death on 7 Sept. 1918 , at the age of 26, was a serious loss to Welsh music. Morfydd Owen was a versatile and sensitive musician and an unusually gifted composer . Her compositions, which include orchestral and choral works, chamber music, piano solos, songs and folk-song arrangements, have striking originality, impeccable technique, and a distinctive quality of their own. Much of her music has sprung from a deep personal and national consciousness stimulated by the literature and folk-songs of her people. Three of her songs — ‘ To our Lady of Sorrows ,’ ‘ Slumber Song of the Madonna ,’ ‘ Gweddi Pechadur ,’ and the hymn tune ‘ William ,’ have found great favour in Wales , are outstanding examples of her genius.
Evan Thomas Davies, (1878-1969), Aberdare / Bangor
Published date: 1959