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… Go to person page >
Tune Title: SOPHIAFirst Line: Mi dafla' maich oddi ar fy ngwàr (I'll cast my heavy burden down)Composer: David Jenkins, Mus. Bac.; Rev. John Jones. Talsarn.Meter: M. C.Incipit: 13212 32123 4532Key: a minorDate: 1918