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HARTY, Sir (Herbert) Hamilton
b Hillsborough, Co Down, 4 December 1879
d Brighton, 19 February 1941, aged sixty-one

He was taught viola, piano and counterpoint by his father, and at the age of twelve was organist at a local church. In 1900 he went to London, where he soon became known as a composer and accompanist, and as conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. He was appointed conductor of the Halle Orchestra in Manchester in 1920, making it into one of the best orchestras in England. He was knighted in 1925 and received the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 1934.

1901 (22)


1904 (25)

Piano Quartet

1907 (28)

Comedy Overture

Ode to a Nightingale, for soprano and orchestra

1909 (30)

Violin Concerto

1910 (31)

With the Wild Geese, tone poem

1913 (34)

The Mystic Trumpeter, cantata

1922 (43)

Piano Concerto

1924 (45)

Irish Symphony

1940 (60)

The Children of Lir - tone poem for orchestra with vocalising soprano

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