Bell, George Derek Fleetwood 21.oct.1935-17.oct.2002 Northern Ireland, Belfast - USA Arizona, Phoenix
oboist, harpist, 1951-1957 studied oboe with Leon Goossens at the Royal College of Music London, 1959 BM from Trinity College Dublin, studied piano with Rosina Lhevinne, 1957 manager City of Belfast Symphony Orchestra, 1957-1966 solo oboist with various orchestras, 1965 studied harp with Sheila Larchet Cuthbert in Dublin and Gwendolyn Mason in London, 1965-1976 choirmaster of the Northern Ireland Radio and TV Orchestra, 1970 professor of harp at Belfast Academy, 1972 harpist with the irish folk group the Chieftains, he died shortly after a minor operation ; 23.apr.1980 he married Stefanie Rees

[Who's Who 1977/1980/1988/1991 and Marquis 1979/1980/1982 give erroneously born 23.nov.1921 in Coleraine Northern Ireland]

Title Parts


[] Piano concerto. 1948
[] Symphony no1 in E flat. 1955
[] Toccata burlesca. 1958
[] Symphony no2 "The violet flame". Mezzosoprano, choir, 2 harps and orchestra. 1991
Tzvatarika Christoforu, Bulgarian National Philharmonic Choir, Derek Bell, Maria Tutoriliva, Vratza PO / Valeri Vatchev. Athene 14

[] Variations and musical quotations "Come on, Northern Ireland, Come on". Mezzosoprano, choir, 2 harps and orchestra
Tzvatarika Christoforu, Bulgarian National Philharmonic Choir, Derek Bell, Maria Tutoriliva, Vratza PO / Valeri Vatchev. Athene 14

[] Three images of Ireland in druid times. Harp, strings and timpani. 1992
[] Nocturne on an icelandic melody. Oboe and harp. 1997
[] Three transcendental concert studies. Oboe and piano. 2000
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