John Ireland

13 August 1879–12 June 1962


John Ireland, from The Musical Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 2 (Apr. 1919), p. 214.

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Publications of Tunes:

The English Hymnal (1906): PDF
Vesper Hymn (1911): WorldCat
God of Nations / IRENE (1918): WorldCat
The Public School Hymn Book (1919): WorldCat
These things shall be / FRATERNITY (1919): WorldCat
Songs of Praise (1925): WorldCat
Oxford Book of Carols (1928): WorldCat
Songs of Praise Enlarged (1931): WorldCat
The Methodist Hymn Book (1933): WorldCat
Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised (1950): WorldCat

Life & Works:

Edwin Evans, “John Ireland,” The Musical Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 2 (Apr. 1919), pp. 213-220: PDF

Edwin Evans, “Modern British composers: John Ireland,” The Musical Times, vol. 60, nos. 918-919 (Aug.-Sept. 1919): PDF 1 | PDF 2

Jocelyn Brooke, “The music of John Ireland,” The Musical Times, vol. 99, no. 1389 (Nov. 1958), pp. 600-602: JSTOR

Harold Rutland, “The achievement of John Ireland,” The Musical Times, vol. 100, no. 1398 (Aug. 1959), pp. 421-422: JSTOR

Hubert Foss, “John Ireland,” The Musical Times, vol. 103, no. 1434 (Aug. 1962), pp. 536-537: JSTOR

John Longmire, John Ireland: Portrait of a Friend (London: J. Baker, 1969): WorldCat

Muriel V. Searle, John Ireland: the Man and his Music (Tunbridge Wells: Midas, 1979): WorldCat

Colin Scott-Sutherland, John Ireland (Rickmansworth: Triad Press, 1980): WorldCat

Stewart R. Craggs, John Ireland: A Catalogue, Discography, and Bibliography (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993): AmazonWorldCat

Fiona Richards, The Music of John Ireland (London: Routledge, 2000): Amazon

Lewis Foreman, The John Ireland Companion (Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press, 2011): Amazon

Hugh Ottaway, “John Ireland,” Grove Music Online:

Jeremy Dibble, “John Ireland,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology:

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