Meilyr Jones on 'Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose'

Welsh musician Meilyr Jones brings the painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose to life with a specially composed piece of music

Welsh musician Meilyr Jones is known for his critically acclaimed debut album 2013 as well as live performances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Green Man and End of the Road.

In 2017 Jones debuted a new piece of music inspired by and performed in front of John Singer Sargent’s painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose 1885–6. Jones first noticed the painting as a postcard in his sister-in-law's home, commenting that ‘the more I have seen it, the more I love it’. This is the first time Jones has composed a piece of contemporary classical music, and he worked closely with collaborator Joseph Davies who also worked on the album 2013. The piece is performed by a group of twelve musicians conducted by Davies, including clarinet and harp.

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