David Jenkins

David Jenkins
Short Name: David Jenkins
Full Name: Jenkins, D. (David), 1848-1915
Birth Year: 1848
Death Year: 1915

Born: December 30, 1848, Trecastle, Breconshire, Wales.
Died: December 10, 1915, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Wales.
Buried: Trecastle, Breconshire, Wales.

Professor David Jenkins (1848 - 1915) was a Welsh composer born at Trecastle, Brecknockshire, Wales. Originally apprenticed to the tailoring trade, he joined the Tonic Solfa choral movement and in 1874 enrolled at Aberystwyth College and studied under the renowned composer Joseph Parry, the first Professor of Music there. Jenkins received his Mus. Bac. from Cambridge in 1878. In 1893, he was appointed lecturer in the newly-formed Music Department of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and was appointed Professor in 1910, a post he held until his death. He was a prominent figure in the musical life of Wales, judging at the National Eisteddfod and provincial eisteddfodau, and conducting at cymanfaoedd (hymn-singing festivals). He was a prolific composer; his best-known choral works are Arch y Cyfamod, Job, Yr Ystorm and The Psalm of Life, which was written for the Cardiff Triennial Festival in 1895, and was first premiered by two thousand singers at the Crystal Palace, London, on July 1896. He was also an editor of Y Cerddor. He died in Castell Brychan, Aberystwyth.


Tunes by David Jenkins (10)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
BOD ALWYND. Jenkins (Composer)233342 31112 67111
BUILTH (Jenkins)David Jenkins. (1848-1915) (Composer)651176 54323
CAPEL TYGWYDDDavid Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Composer)255543 11333 217
GLAN GEIRIONYDDDavid Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Trefniad)113451 54321 1345
GNOLL AVENUEDavid Jenkins. 1848-1915 (Composer)555654 32123 42345
LLANLLYFNIDavid Jenkins (Arranged)1515543 23211 71232
PENLANDavid Jenkins (Composer)3535432 17123 54335
SOPHIA (Jones)David Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Harmonizer)213212 32123 4532
TALGARTHD. Jenkins (Composer)234561 21767 12365
VAN GANOLDavid Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Composer)512321 75712 3453
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