|Short Name:||David Jenkins|
|Full Name:||Jenkins, D. (David), 1848-1915|
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)||As||Instances||Incipit|
|BOD ALWYN||D. Jenkins (Composer)||2||33342 31112 67111|
|BUILTH (Jenkins)||David Jenkins. (1848-1915) (Composer)||6||51176 54323|
|CAPEL TYGWYDD||David Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Composer)||2||55543 11333 217|
|GLAN GEIRIONYDD||David Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Trefniad)||1||13451 54321 1345|
|GNOLL AVENUE||David Jenkins. 1848-1915 (Composer)||5||55654 32123 42345|
|LLANLLYFNI||David Jenkins (Arranged)||14||15543 23211 71232|
|PENLAN||David Jenkins (Composer)||34||35432 17123 54335|
|SOPHIA||David Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Harmonizer)||2||13212 32123 4532|
|TALGARTH||D. Jenkins (Composer)||2||34561 21767 12365|
|VAN GANOL||David Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Composer)||5||12321 75712 3453|