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The composer of Adiemus, Palladio and The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace is now the most performed living composer in the world. But Karl Jenkins's musical career began as an oboist, jazz saxophonist and member of progressive rock band Soft Machine. Discover his incredible life in pictures.
Karl William Pamp Jenkins was born 17 February 1944 in the village of Penclawdd, in the county of Swansea, South Wales. He is pictured here at seven months old.
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