David Emlyn Evans

EVANS, David Emlyn. b. Pen’ralltwen, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthen, 21 Sept 1843; d. Cemmaes, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, 19 April 1913. He began life as a draper’s assistant, but became a distinguished Welsh musician, much in demand as an Eisteddfod adjudicator. With David Jenkins* he edited Y Cerddor (‘The Musician’) from 1889 to 1913. He was the music editor of several Welsh hymnbooks, including the Congregationalist Y Caniedydd Cynulleidfaol (1895) and the Wesleyan Methodist Llyfr Tonau (1904). He published a textbook on harmony and edited a biographical dictionary of Welsh musicians compiled by M.O. Jones. As a composer of hymn tunes he is chiefly known for the tune TREWEN, one of the...

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