1 Biography 2 Selected publications 3 Compositions 4 Memorial 5 Bibliography 6 References 7 External links
Flood was born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland. His family
had a great influence on his education. He was born to William and
Catherine (FitzSimon) Flood, the Master and Matron of the Lismore
Union Workhouse. He had one older sister (Maria), and five brothers
(Francis (his twin brother), Patrick, Frederick, George and James (who
died in infancy). Flood received his elementary education at his
grandfather's (Andrew FitzSimon) boys academy in Lismore, and was
given music lessons by his aunt, Elizabeth FitzSimon. He quickly
became an accomplished pianist and, at the age of nine, was invited to
give a recital for the
Duke of Devonshire
A History of Irish Music (Dublin: Browne and Nolan, 1905; 2/1906, 3/1913, 4/1927; Repr. 1970) The Story of the Harp (London: Scott & New York: Scribner, 1905; Repr. Boston, 1977) The Story of the Bagpipe (no place or publisher named, 1911) William Vincent Wallace. A Memoir (Waterford: At the offices of the Waterford News, 1912) John Field, Inventor of the Nocturne (Dublin: Martin Lester, 1921) Introductory Sketch of Irish Musical History (London: William Reeves, n.d. ) Early Tudor Composers (Oxford: Oxford University Press & London: Humphrey Milford, 1925) John and William Neale, Music Printers, 1721–1741 (Wexford: Bibliographical Society of Ireland, 1928) Articles in Dictionary of National Biography, Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (5 vols., London, 1904–1910), Music and Letters, Musical Herald, Musical Opinion, Musical Quarterly, The Musical Times.
General and local history
Compositions Worklist from Boydell (2013), p. 395; with additions taken from the online catalogues of the National Library of Ireland and the British Library. Church music
O salutaris hostia, London, 1882
Benediction Service: In honorem Sancti Stanislai, London, 1882
Benediction Service: In honorem Sancti Cuthberti, Newbury: A. Cary,
Mass in Honour of Saint Aidan op. 32, Leipzig: C.G. Röder, 1889
Mass in Honour of Saint Carthage, unpublished, n.d.
Mass in Honour of Saint Wilfred, unpublished, n.d.
Clongowes Wood College
Evening Shades (Frederick H. Houston), London, 1882 The Mississippi River (L.M. Mills), Dublin: Cramer, Wood & Co., 1910 The Boys of Kerry (J.F. Fuller), Dublin: Pigott & Co., c.1915 Irishmen All Our Loved Ones Far Away (T.D. Sullivan)
Moore's Irish Melodies (Dublin, 1910) The Spirit of the Nation (Dublin, 1911) Songs and Airs of O'Carolan (Dublin, 1913) The Armagh Hymnal (Dublin: Catholic Truth Society of Ireland, 1915) Ireland's Own Song Book (Dublin, 1917)
A memorial in the form of a limestone Celtic Cross, with a Celtic Harp
carved on it was raised in
ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF CHEVALIER WILLIAM HENRY GRATTAN FLOOD, ENNISCORTHY, IN RECOGNITION OF HIS INVALUABLE SERVICES TO IRISH MUSIC AND LITERATURE. DIED AUGUST 6TH 1928. ”Irish orators of rival fame – Combine to mould his memorable name; – But music was his first love and his last – And links in him our present with our past." — Epitaph by Alfred Perceval Graves. Bibliography
Obituaries in The Irish Times, 7 August 1928; Irish Independent, 7
August 1928; The Irish Book Lover 17 (1928), 26.
Flood, William Grattan: "William
^ Not 1859; see Antoinette Baker: Chevalier William Henry Grattan Flood Mus. Doc. K.S.G., unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University College Dublin, 1989 ^ Boydell, Barra: "Flood, W(illiam) H(enry) Grattan", in: The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland, ed. H. White & B. Boydell (Dublin: UCD Press, 2013), p. 394–8. ^ "Some New Facts About the Creator of The Nocturne - JOHN FIELD of Dublin". The Etude. April 1922. Retrieved 2 September 2014. ^ Boydell (2013), p. 394. ^ Flood (1974); see Bibliography. ^ Boydell (2013), p. 395. ^ New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. S. Sadie (London: Macmillan, 1980), p. 643. ^ Boydell (2013), p. 395. ^ Walsh, Thomas J., in the introduction to his Opera in Dublin 1705-1797, the Social Scene (Dublin: Allen Figgis, 1973), p. xiv. ^ This is the title of an article published in Music and Letters 3 (1921) 1, pp. 59–65. ^ Modern edition in: A Historical Anthology of Irish Church Music (= Irish Musical Studies vol. 6), ed. G. Gillen & A. Johnstone (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001), pp. 180–8.
WorldCat Identities VIAF: 5293326 LCCN: nr95024032 ISNI: 0000 0000 6298 9177 SUDOC: 116187