Here is Aled Jones selection of his favourite hymns, ranked from number one through to forty. From Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer to Dear Lord and Father of Mankind and Shine Jesus Shine, each is accompanied by the history of its words and music. Aled brings the hymns to vivid life with his own reminiscences of performing them and thoughts on why each is such a winner, and he garners the experiences of today s great singers and composers. Written with grace, humour and real personal insight, this is a collection that will be enjoyed across the land.
Aled Jones has been a household name for over twenty-five years. He is a singer, actor, radio and television presenter. He currently presents Songs of Praise on BBC1, Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2, Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2, The Choir on BBC Radio 3 and his own musical chat show on BBC Radio Wales. He also presents Escape to the Country on ITV1. He has recorded twenty-four albums, covering classical, choral, religious and popular music.