Clarke, (James) Hamilton (Siree)
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(b Birmingham, Jan 25, 1840; d Banstead, July 9, 1912). English conductor, organist and composer. After holding appointments in Ireland and at Queen's College, Oxford, he succeeded Sullivan at St Peter's, Cranley Gardens, in 1872. He then became conductor at several London theatres and provided incidental music for Henry Irving's Lyceum productions. He also toured with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and for a time was principal conductor of the Carl Rosa Opera Company. From ...