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BERNERS, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson (Lord Berners)
b Bridgnorth, Shropshire, 18 September 1883
d London, 19 April 1950, aged sixty-six

He was educated at Eton. As a composer he was mainly self-taught, though he received encouragement from Stravinsky and Casella. He joined the diplomatic service and became honorary attaché to Constantinople (1909-11)
and Rome (1911-19). He wrote under the name of Gerald Tyrwhitt until succeeding his uncle as the 14th Baron and 5th Baronet in 1919. Though virtually an amateur, he had many literary and musical friends - Walton dedicated Belshazzar's Feast to him. He also wrote two volumes of autobiography and some novels, and was a talented painter.
1919 (36)
Three Pieces for orchestra Chinoiserie, Valse sentimentale, Kasatchok
1920 (37)
Fantaisie Espagnole, for orchestra
1924 (41)
Le Carrosse du Saint Sacrement, opera
1926 (43)
The Triumph of Neptune, ballet
1928 (45)
Fugue for orchestra
1930 (47)
Luna Park, ballet
1936 (53)
A Wedding Bouquet, ballet
1939 (56)
Cupid and Psyche, ballet
1946 (63)
Les Sirènes ballet (unpublished)
He also wrote works for piano, songs, and scores for the films Halfway House (1944)
and Nicholas Nickleby (1947).

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