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John Nicholson Ireland
Birth: Aug. 13, 1879
Death: May 12, 1962

English composer. Born in Bowden, near Manchester, England into the family of literary people, Ireland entered the newly-established Royal College of Music in London at the age of thirteen. He lost both of his parents shortly afterwards, and had to make his own way as an orphaned teenager, studying piano, organ and composition. Ireland emerged as a celebrated composer towards the end of World War I when his Second Violin Sonata brought him overnight fame. From then until his death he led an outwardly uneventful life combining composition, teaching at the Royal College and at his position as organist and choirmaster at St Luke's Church in Chelsea, London. Ireland's works include "Piano Concerto" and "Concertino pastorale" for strings, "A London Overture", prelude "The Forgotten Rite" and the symphonic rhapsody "Mai-Dun." He provided a score for the film "The Overlanders" (1946). Due to his job, he also wrote hymns, carols and other sacred choral music; among choirs he is probably best known for the anthem 'Greater Love,' often sung in services that commemorate the victims of war. (bio by: julia&keld) 
 
Burial:
St Mary the Virgin Churchyard
Shipley
Horsham District
West Sussex, England
 
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Record added: Sep 16, 2007
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John Nicholson Ireland
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- elaine bailey
 Added: Aug. 13, 2014
A Happy Birthday for a great composer
- David Wend
 Added: Aug. 13, 2014

- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Aug. 13, 2014
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