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Norman O'Neill (1875–1934)

Photo credit: Royal College of Music

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Norman O’Neill (1875–1934) is principally remembered as a composer of theatrical music. A student in Frankfurt, he became acquainted there with Balfour Gardiner, Percy Grainger and Roger Quilter before returning to England in 1897. He was appointed permanent conductor of the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in 1909, where he worked for over 20 years, and composed scores for plays by numerous writers including Maurice Maeterlinck and J.

Royal College of Music





oil on canvas


H 89 x W 58.5 cm

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purchased, 1993

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