Jenkins, David


English composer and conductor. Born at Trecastell, Breconshire. He studied music first alone, but later was a pupil of Dr. Joseph Parry at the University College of Wales, Aberystwith. Graduated as Bachelor of Music from Cambridge in 1878. In 1885 he visited America, conducting at a number of festivals. He is joint editor of the Musician, examiner in the Royal College of Music, member of the Council and examiner of the Tonic Sol-fa College and professor of music in the University College of Wales. Among his works are three cantatas, David and Goliath, The Ark of the Covenant, and A Psalm of Life; two oratorios, David and Saul, and the Legend of Saint David; an operetta, The Village Children; anthems; part-songs; and songs. A collection of tunes, chants and anthems, written in both Welsh and English text, and Gems of Praise, are also mentioned.