Soft Machine's Karl Jenkins Becomes 1st Welsh Composer To Be Knighted
Following his term with the band, Jenkins went on to compose Adiemus and The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace, among others. Jenkins, who was awarded an OBE in 2005 and a CBE in 2010, was knighted by the Princess Royal at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace this week.
He previously admitted he was "thrilled, excited, exhilarated and a little embarrassed" by the accolade. He added: "I've been told I'm the first Welsh-born composer of any music to receive this so it's good for the country and I'm thrilled about it." Read more here.
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