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Northern Irish Composers
« on: July 20, 2017, 01:39:13 PM »
A place to discuss composers from Northern Ireland.
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Re: Northern Irish Composers
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 02:08:15 PM »
Can't think of any?

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Re: Northern Irish Composers
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 02:20:20 PM »
I can only think of Howard Ferguson.


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Re: Northern Irish Composers
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 02:36:37 PM »
Can't think of any?

I was hoping you could!

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Re: Northern Irish Composers
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 09:49:35 PM »
The only one I know of is Archibald (A.J.) Potter who was a student if Vaughan Williams. I also have a Northern Irish
university friend called Derek Bell but I'm sure that he's not a composer!

There was a fine CD of Potter's music on Marco Polo including his uncharacteristically dark Sinfonia 'De Profundis' rather in the spirit of VW'4th and 6th symphonies. Unfortunately I can no longer find a trace of that CD online. Here is a link to one of the shorter and rather touching folk-music inspired works:
https://youtu.be/19vd0qSuLYA

PS I found the CD on the American Amazon site:
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Re: Northern Irish Composers
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 10:02:39 PM »
Nice to see Hamilton Harty considered 'Norhern Irish' in retrospect, unlike Protestant Dubliners like John Field and Stanford.
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Re: Northern Irish Composers
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 07:37:33 AM »
The only one I know of is Archibald (A.J.) Potter who was a student if Vaughan Williams. I also have a Northern Irish
university friend called Derek Bell but I'm sure that he's not a composer!

There was a fine CD of Potter's music on Marco Polo including his uncharacteristically dark Sinfonia 'De Profundis' rather in the spirit of VW'4th and 6th symphonies. Unfortunately I can no longer find a trace of that CD online. Here is a link to one of the shorter and rather touching folk-music inspired works:
https://youtu.be/19vd0qSuLYA

PS I found the CD on the American Amazon site:
.



I heard the YouTube video you linked - quite nice. It has a strong French impressionism influence...

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Re: Northern Irish Composers
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2017, 04:36:20 AM »
I heard the YouTube video you linked - quite nice. It has a strong French impressionism influence...
Potter's beautifully atmospheric 'Rhapsody under a High Sky' can be found on this very attractive CD:

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Re: Northern Irish Composers
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2017, 10:00:05 AM »
A place to discuss composers from Northern Ireland.

They might not like it, but why not just lump them in with all the Irish composers (sans "Northern")?
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