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1) Daniel Jones is an improvising musician based in Brighton.

One third of the groups Loris (with Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes) and Tierce (with Jez Riley French and Ivan Palacky) he has released music on the Another Timbre, Cathnor, Engraved Glass and Roeba labels.

2) Daniel Jenkyn Jones OBE (December 7, 1912 – April 23, 1993) was a Welsh composer of classical music.

Jones was born in Pembroke, Wales. He studied at the University of Wales and the Royal Academy of Music, where his teachers included Sir Henry Wood. A Mendelssohn Travelling Scholarship allowed him to study in Czechoslovakia, France, Holland and Germany, and to develop his skills as a linguist. He later employed these abilities during the Second World War as a cryptographer and decoder of Russian, Romanian and Japanese at Bletchley Park.

He enjoyed long friendships with several leading Welsh artists, amongst them Vernon Watkins, Ceri Richards and Grace Williams. However, he is probably best remembered as the friend from childhood of Dylan Thomas, and composed the music for the 1954 radio production of Thomas's Under Milk Wood, as well as editing several collections of Thomas's poetry and prose. Jones' fourth symphony is dedicated to Thomas' memory, and he also wrote a biography of the poet, My Friend Dylan Thomas, in 1977.

Jones wrote twelve numbered symphonies in all, plus a later Symphony in Memory of John Fussell. Among his other works are chamber music, including eight string quartets and a sonata for three timpani, orchestral and choral works, and several operas.

Jones was made an OBE in 1968. He died in Swansea.

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  • 7 December 1912
  • Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom Died 23 April 1993 (Aged 80)

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