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David Jenkins

JENKINS, David. b. Trecastle, Breconshire, 30 December 1848; d. Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, 10 December 1915. He began life as an apprentice to a tailor. His talent for music enabled him to study under Joseph Parry* at Aberystwyth, 1874-78, and he became (from 1882) successively instructor, lecturer, and finally Professor of Music at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was precentor of the English Presbyterian Church in Aberystwyth, and noted as a choral conductor. With David Emlyn Evans* and others he edited the journal Y Cerddor (‘The Musician’), from 1889 until his death. He published a book of hymn tunes, Gemau Mawl, in 1890, but his best known tune, PENLAN, dates from 1898. It...

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