Havelock Nelson joined the BBC
in Belfast in 1947 having been educated at Trinity College Dublin and the Royal
Irish Academy of Music. He conducted the BBC
Orchestra, the Studio Symphony Orchestra
and the Ulster
Singers. His compositions were legion and included orchestral works, a ballet,
a choral suite and many part-songs, anthems and (particularly) unison songs,
song cycles and other solo songs (like Dirty Work and Love is Cruel).† He also composed piano pieces, including the
Three Irish Diversions, instrumental works like the Cameos for clarinet solo,
incidental music for films and radio and TV plays, and many arrangements of
Irish and other folksongs. Among the more popular of his published miniatures
are popular nursery rhymes in the styles of Mendelssohn and Rossini.
DECEMBER 2017 Blue Plaque unveiled
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