George Lloyd

(1913 - 1998) Composer 

"The piece is a torso – a Hercules: almost a masterpiece. It is unforgettable." John Ogdon. (Scapegoat) 

"He is original and tonal. He pulls off transitions from limpid grace to lyric simplicity with a thoroughly engaging textural freshness and springiness. The music is accessible, pleasing and colourful. A second hearing unearths new structural solidity, finely wrought detail and a marvellous sense that this is music to hear again." 
Christopher Greenleaf, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Programme, (of No. 7) 

"The aspect to admire in his music is the sheer dynamism, the energy of overflowing ideas … a determined creative spirit." Geoffrey Norris, The Daily Telegraph 

"Writing which is real, and genuinely inspired. Immediately communicative, without a single facile bar. This, in my view, is one of the finest pieces of English choral writing of the 20th century." Gramophone, (of Symphonic Mass)

"The musical language is engaging, and the orchestration is colourful, often luscious. Mr Lloyd writes expressively and from the heart." New York Times 

"Words like fiery, dynamic, bright, breezy, light, and frothy will crop up time and again in his musical vocabulary. Beneath all the surface energy, though, lies a deep-seated lyricism – the sadness, the weightier matters of the 4th, 5th and 7th Symphonies, for instance." Radio 3 Magazine

The George Lloyd Music Library: publishes the composer's scores and performance material and administers copyrights.
The George Lloyd Societypromotes concerts, broadcasts and recordings and maintains the biographical archive. Members receive a Newsletter, and discounts on recordings & library material. There is a one off joining fee of £10.00, with no further subscription required.
Albany Records (UK): issues recordings of George Lloyd's music. Opera, choral, symphonies, concertos, chamber music, brass and wind music. 

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