Compositions
John Ireland

(1879 - 1962)
The English composer, John Nicholson Ireland, was born into a family of Scottish descent and some cultural distinction. His parents died soon after he had entered the Royal College of Music at the age of 14. He studied piano and organ there, and later composition under Charles Villiers Stanford. Subsequently John Ireland became a teacher at the College himself, his pupils including Ernest John Moeran and Benjamin Britten.  He was sub organist at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street and later became organist and choirmaster at St. Luke’s Church, Chelsea. Ireland frequently visited the Channel Islands and was inspired by their landscape; he was evacuated from them just before the German invasion during World War II. Ireland retired in 1953, settling at the small hamlet of Rock in Sussex for the rest of his life. He is buried in nearby Shipley churchyard.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Epic March

Timpani + 1 percussion
Gong, tubular bells, xylophone, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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London Overture

Timpani + 2 percussion
1) xylophone, snare drum, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, glockenspiel, 2) clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, sleigh bells, triangle, tambourine
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Scherzo and Cortege

Timpani + 2 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tambourine, xylophone
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The Overlanders

Timpani + 3 percussion
Glockenspiel, xylophone, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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The Overlanders - Two Symphonic Studies

Timpani + 2 percussion
Gong, xylophone, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, whip, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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The Tritons

Timpani + 1 percussion
Clash cymbals, snare drum
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These things shall be

Timpani + 1 percussion
Glockenspiel, gong, tubular bells, xylophone, clash cymbals, triangle, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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