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John Ireland

p, GB
Musician / Composer of Classical
A.k.a. John Nicholson Ireland

John Nicholson Ireland (13 August 1879 – 12 June 1962) was an English composer and teacher of classical music. The majority of his output consists of piano miniatures and of songs with piano. His best-known works include the hymn "The Holy Boy" and a setting of the poem "Sea Fever" by John Masefield.

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Popular Tracks   
The Holy Boy on Christmas Fantasy by Winchester Cathedral Choir & David Hill
Sea Fever on Ireland: 5 Poems / We'Ll To the Woods No More / Sea Fever / Santa Chiara by John Ireland & Roderick Williams
My song is love unknown (Love Unknown) on Best Loved Hymns by Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury
A Downland Suite: III. Minuet on Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3: Orchestral Favourites, Vol. II by English String Orchestra & William Boughton
The Holy Boy on Ireland: Orchestral and Choral Works by John Ireland, Richard Hickox, London Symphony Orchestra, Bryn Terfel, Paula Bott, Teresa Shaw, James Oxley, Roderick elms & London Symphony Chorus
In Summer Woods (arr. J. Lloyd Webber for 2 cellos and piano) on Delius & Ireland: Evening Songs by Julian Lloyd Webber
Mother and Child: No. 3. Hope (arr. J. Lloyd Webber for cello and piano) on Delius & Ireland: Evening Songs by Julian Lloyd Webber
If There Were Dreams to Sell on Ireland: 5 Poems / We'Ll To the Woods No More / Sea Fever / Santa Chiara by John Ireland & Roderick Williams
Love Unknown "My Song Is Love Unknown" on The Complete New English Hymnal, Vol. 10 by Truro Cathedral Choir, Christopher Gray & Andrew Nethsingha
The Holy Boy on James Galway's Christmas Carol by James Galway

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Title Artist Year Type
A Downland Suite For Orchestra / The Overlanders / Julius CaesarJohn Ireland - Royal Scottish National Orchestra Conducted By Martin Yates2018Album
Echoes Of Land & SeaBenjamin Britten, Gustav Holst, John Ireland, Roderick Williams, Maria Marchant2017Album
British Music For Violin And PianoSir Edward Elgar • Frank Bridge • Frederick Delius • Cyril Scott • John Ireland - Clare Howick, John Paul Ekins2017Album
English Piano ConcertiJane Coop, CBC Radio Orchestra, Mario Bernardi, Benjamin Britten / Alan Rawsthorne / John Ireland / Gerald Finzi2017Album
Sea-CroonEric Fogg, John Ireland, Cyril Scott, Frederic Austin, Greville Cooke, William Alwyn, Benjamin Burrows2017Album
British Cello SonatasJohn Ireland, Frederick Delius, Arnold Bax, Lionel Handy, Jennifer Hughes2017Album
The Piano Music Of John Ireland Vol. 4Mark Bebbington - John Ireland2012Album
Evening SongsFrederick Delius / John Ireland, Julian Lloyd Webber, Jiaxin Cheng, John Lenehan2012Album
My Song Is A Love UnknownJohn Ireland, Lincoln Cathedral Choir, Charles Harrison, Aric Prentice2012Album
Piano Concerto: Legend, First Rhapsody, A Sea IdyllJohn Ireland / John Lenehan / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / John Wilson2011Album
Complete Organ WorksJohn Ireland / Stefan Kagl2010Album
Orchestral Songs And MiniaturesJohn Ireland / Roderick Williams / The BBC Concert Orchestra / John Wilson / Martin Yates2010Album
Mai-Dun, The Forgotten Rite, Satyricon Overture, The Overlanders Suite, Et Al.Hallé Orchestra - John Ireland - John Wilson2009Album
Piano TriosJohn Ireland, Gould Piano Trio2009Album
Sextet • Clarinet Trio • Fantasy Sonata • The Holy BoyJohn Ireland - Robert Plane • Sophia Rahman • Alice Neary • David Pyatt • The Maggini Quartet2009Album
Great Proms PremieresSir William Walton / John Ireland / Guto Pryderi Puw - Nobuko Imai, Kathryn Stott, The BBC National Orchestra Of Wales2008Album
The Piano MusicJohn Ireland - Alan Rowlands2008Album
Bax: Tintagel / Delius: The Walk To The Paradise Garden; A Song Of Summer; Irmelin Prelude; La Calinda; In A Summer Garden / Ireland: A London OvertureSir John Barbirolli, Arnold Bax, Frederick Delius, John Ireland, The London Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra2007Compil.
String Quartets / The Holy BoyJohn Ireland - The Maggini Quartet2006Album
English String Miniatures 5John Ireland, Francis Chagrin, Percy Fletcher, Paul Lewis, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Gavin Sutherland2006Album
English SerenadeGustav Holst - Sir Edward Elgar - Gerald Finzi - Gareth Walters - John Ireland, London Concertante2006Album
Piano Concerto In C Minor Op 17 (Original Version) / Piano Concerto In E Flat Major / LegendFrederick Delius / John Ireland, Piers Lane, Ulster Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones2006Album
Flying Kites - A Trafford MiscellanyThomas Pitfield, John Ireland, Martin Ellerby - Richard Baker, John Turner, Keith Swallow, Damien Harron2005Album
English Piano Concerti • Concertos Anglais Pour PianoBenjamin Britten, Alan Rawsthorne, John Ireland, Gerald Finzi - Jane Coop, CBC Radio Orchestra, Mario Bernardi2001Album
British ComposersJohn Field, Sir Hamilton Harty, John Ireland, Walter Leigh2001Compil.
English String Miniatures Volume 2Sir Edward Elgar, Frank Bridge, Haydn Wood, John Ireland, Frederick Delius, Peter Warlock, Geoffrey Bush, Ralph Vaughan Williams, English Northern Philharmonia, David Lloyd-Jones2001Album
Bach ArrangementsAngela Hewitt, Johann Sebastian Bach Transcriptions By Myra Hess, Wilhelm Kempff, Harriet Cohen, Lord Berners, Herbert Howells, Sir William Walton, John Ireland, Mary Howe, Eugen D'Albert, Harold Bauer2001Album
The Songs Of John IrelandJohn Ireland - Lisa Milne · John Mark Ainsley · Christopher Maltman · Graham Johnson1999Album
Piano Works Vol. 2John Ireland1999Album
The Two String QuartetsJohn Ireland, The Holywell Ensemble1999Album
The Complete Music For Violin And PianoJohn Ireland, Paul Barritt, Catherine Edwards1996Album
John Ireland Including London Pieces, Three Pastels, PreludesJohn Ireland, Desmond Wright1995Album
Chamber WorksJohn Ireland / Lydia Mordkovitch, Karina Georgian, Ian Brown1995Compil.
A Downland SuiteJohn Ireland, Richard Hickox, City Of London Sinfonia1995Album
Elgar / Bax / Hadley / Bliss / Holst / IrelandSir Edward Elgar / Arnold Bax / Patrick Hadley / Arthur Bliss / Gustav Holst / John Ireland — BBC Symphony Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra - Sir Adrian Boult1995Compil.
Music For Violin And PianoJohn Ireland1993Album
Piano Concerto A London Overture Mai DunJohn Ireland, Sir John Barbirolli, Janet Baker, Gerald Moore, Colin Horsley, Basil Cameron, Hallé Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1993Album
English SongsJohn Ireland - Rachel Ann Morgan, Tan Crone1992Album
The English Anthem – Volume 1Edward C. Bairstow · Gerald Finzi · Henry Balfour Gardiner · Patrick Hadley · John Ireland · Edward Naylor · John Stainer · Charles Villiers Stanford · Samuel Sebastian Wesley · Charles Wood - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, Andrew Lucas, John Scott1990Album
A London SymphonyJohn Ireland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir Edward Elgar / Owain Arwel Hughes, Philharmonia Orchestra1989Album
Sinfonia Concertante / Piano Concerto / Phantasm For Piano And OrchestraSir William Walton / John Ireland / Frank Bridge ; Kathryn Stott, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley1989Album
English Music For StringsGuildhall String Ensemble, Gustav Holst, Frederick Delius, John Ireland, Gerald Finzi, Sir William Walton, Sir Edward Elgar, Peter Warlock1988Album
English Music For Clarinet And PianoGervase de Peyer, Gwenneth Pryor - Malcolm Arnold / Joseph Horovitz / John Ireland / Gerald Finzi / Alan Richardson / Paul Harvey1987Album
Piano Concerto / Mai-Dun / LegendJohn Ireland - Eric Parkin, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson1986Album
Violin Concerto / Piano ConcertoEdmund Rubbra, Carl Pini / John Ireland, Geoffrey Tozer, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, David Measham1986Album
A Downland Suite / The Holy Boy / Elegiac Meditation / Suite For String OrchestraJohn Ireland / Frank Bridge - English Chamber Orchestra, David Garforth1984Album
His Friends And PupilsJohn Ireland1983Compil.
On Wenlock Edge / Suite: The Overlanders / Epic MarchRalph Vaughan Williams, John Ireland - Gerald English, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Measham1980Album
John Ireland Songs: Volume ThreeJohn Ireland, Alfreda Hodgson, John Mitchinson, Alan Rowlands1979Album
Music for StringsJohn Ireland, Lennox Berkeley, Michael Berkeley, Westminster Cathedral String Orchestra, Colin Mawby1979Album
John Ireland TriosJohn Ireland, Yfrah Neaman, Julian Lloyd Webber, Eric Parkin1979Album
John Ireland TriosJohn Ireland, Yfrah Neaman, Julian Lloyd Webber, Eric Parkin1979Album
Daniel Adni Plays Piano Music By John IrelandDaniel Adni, John Ireland1979Album
A Choral FestivalHenry Purcell, Samuel Wesley, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Weelkes, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Tomás Luis De Victoria, Carlo Gesualdo, Claudio Monteverdi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Anton Bruckner, Maurice Duruflé, Gabriel Fauré, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, John Ireland, St. John's College Choir, George Guest1978Compil.
Piano Music - Volume TwoJohn Ireland, Eric Parkin1977Album
English BrassBesses O' Th' Barn Band / Ifor James - Gustav Holst1976Album
Songs - Volume TwoJohn Ireland, Benjamin Luxon, Alan Rowlands1975Album
Songs - Volume OneJohn Ireland, Benjamin Luxon, Alan Rowlands1975Album
Piano Music-Volume OneJohn Ireland, Eric Parkin1975Album
PastoraleGustav Holst / Ralph Vaughan Williams / John Ireland / Ernest John Moeran / Arnold Bax / Peter Warlock / John McCabe1974Album
Sextet / Cello Sonata / Fantasy-SonataJohn Ireland - Melos Ensemble Of London, André Navarra, Eric Parkin, Gervase de Peyer1972Album
Concertino For Harpsichord And Strings / The Holy Boy / Two English Idylls / Capriol Suite / Lonely Waters / Whythorne's ShadowWalter Leigh, John Ireland, George Butterworth, Peter Warlock, Ernest John Moeran, Neville Dilkes Conducting English Sinfonia1972Album
Violin Sonatas Nos 1 & 2Yfrah Neaman, Eric Parkin, John Ireland1972Album
Symphonic Prelude, Tritons / Two Symphonic Studies / Suite 'The Overlanders' / Scherzo & Cortège (Julius Caesar)John Ireland, Sir Adrian Boult, The London Philharmonic Orchestra1971Album
These Things Shall Be / Piano Concerto In E Flat MajorJohn Ireland / John Carol Case : Baritone / Eric Parkin : Piano / The London Philharmonic Choir & The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir Adrian Boult / Chorus Master: Frederick Jackson1970Album
Sonata No. 1 in D Minor / Sonata in G MinorJohn Ireland, Alan Loveday, Derek Simpson, Leonard Cassini1970Album
Piano Music Volume 5John Ireland, Alan Rowlands1970Album
English Tone PicturesSir John Barbirolli • John Ireland / Arnold Bax / Frederick Delius • The London Symphony Orchestra1967Album
Orchestral Music Volume 2John Ireland - The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult, Eric Parkin1966Album
Piano Concerto / Trio For Violin, Horn And PianoJohn Ireland, Lennox Berkeley - Colin Horsley, Manoug Parikian, Dennis Brain, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Basil Cameron1965Album
The Trios Of John IrelandJohn Ireland1964Album
Twentieth Century English SongsPeter Pears, Benjamin Britten, Joan Dickson / Richard Rodney Bennett, Frank Bridge, John Ireland, Priaulx Rainier1964Album
Songs Of John IrelandJohn Ireland - John Shirley-Quirk, Eric Parkin1964Album
Twentieth Century Church MusicSt. John's College Choir Director George Guest, Edward C. Bairstow, Benjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, John Ireland, Robin Orr, Sir Michael Tippett, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir William Walton1963Album
In MemoriamJohn Ireland - Tessa Robbins, Thea King, Alan Rowlands1962Album
Sonata #1 For Violin And Piano, Sonata For Cello And PianoJohn Ireland1962Album
Sarnia - An Island SequenceJohn Ireland, Alan Rowlands1960Album
John IrelandJohn Ireland1960Album
Capriccio / Piano Concerto In E-FlatIgor Stravinsky, John Ireland, Colin Horsley, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Basil Cameron1959Album
A London Symphony • A London OvertureRalph Vaughan Williams • John Ireland, Hallé Orchestra, Sir John BarbirolliCompil.
Orchestral WorksJohn IrelandCompil.
Orchestral Music Volume IJohn Ireland, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian BoultAlbum
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