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Hamilton Harty (1880 - 1941):
Composer and conductor


Hamilton Harty was born in Hillsborough, County Down, and was educated by his father. He became an organist, first in Belfast and then in Dublin. In 1900 he left for London and was soon known as an accompanist and composer, as well as being able to play the violin, cello and piano. He performed on many occasions with the soprano, Agnes Nicholls who was his wife. He was conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra, and from 1920 to 1933 was conductor of the Halle Orchestra, Manchester, with which he toured. He was knighted in 1925. Among his compositions are With the Wild Geese; An Irish Symphony; The Mystic Trumpeter and Violin Concerto in D minor. He also wrote songs and and orchestral arrangements. He died at Hove, Sussex.

Born: 4 December 1880
Died: 19 March 1941
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