David Evans

Short Name: David Evans
Full Name: Evans, David, 1874-1948
Birth Year: 1874
Death Year: 1948

David Evans (b. Resolven, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1874; d. Rosllannerchrugog, Denbighshire, Wales, 1948) was an important leader in Welsh church music. Educated at Arnold College, Swansea, and at University College, Cardiff, he received a doctorate in music from Oxford University. His longest professional post was as professor of music at University College in Cardiff (1903-1939), where he organized a large music department. He was also a well-known and respected judge at Welsh hymn-singing festivals and a composer of many orchestral and choral works, anthems, service music, and hymn tunes.

Bert Polman

Wikipedia Biography

David Evans (6 February 1874 – 17 May 1948) was a Welsh musician and composer. Evans was born at Resolven, Glamorgan. He worked in the coal industry as a teenager, but music was always his primary interest. He won a music scholarship and became a pupil of Joseph Parry, which led to his qualifying at University of Wales, Cardiff, in 1895. He went on to become organist and choirmaster of Jewin Calvinistic Methodist Church in London. He succeeded Joseph Parry, his former teacher, in the Music department at Cardiff, where he was appointed a professor in 1908. Most of his compositions were of a religious nature, including many hymns. He participated actively in the Eisteddfod movement. Some compositions attributed to him were in fact written by his eldest son, Arthur, who died in the influenza

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