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George Lloyd Society News III

George Lloyd Society News III

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Newsletter No 3  

11th January 2013   

 
 

George Lloyd Society

Newsletter No 3  

11th January 2013

 

Concerts, Broadcasts and Events

Diversions on a Bass Theme has been chosen as the test Piece for the National Brass Band Championships, Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham. 29th June 2013

BBC Radio 3 Broadcast the Albany recording of Lloyd's setting of De Profundis on 30th December. You can listen again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pd3my 


The Queensland Symphony Orchestra have confirmed that they will play Lloyd's Cello Concerto on November 16th, 2013.



Music Library

An orchestral version of HMS Trinidad March is now available. (Full score and parts.)



Website

Recent additions include a site map, Google Translation, and links to new articles by Peter Fender (Symphony No 6 and the Cello Concerto.)



Brass

Long-serving BBC Producer Paul Hindmarsh has written an excellent feature about George Lloyd in the latest edition of British Bandsman Magazine. Although mainly a brass specialist, Paul compiled and introduced the BBC Radio 3 Tribute to George Lloyd after his death, and this new feature is a useful retrospective about Lloyd's life and work.

Entitled "The Price of Independence," the article considers how Lloyd's own temperament and business skill led him persistently to plough a lonely furrow, when the musical fashions changed and he found himself at odds with the musical establishment. 



Society News


¬†Classic FM is inviting voting for its Hall of Fame. ¬†There are four of George‚Äôs pieces in the list (shown below). ¬†If all of the Society were to vote for them that might get his music ‚Äėup the charts‚Äô a bit! ¬†

    Go to http://halloffame.classicfm.com//2013/vote/

  1. Type Lloyd in the search box half way down the page, then click Search.
  2. Click the name Lloyd, George
  3. Select the pieces you like best  (I voted for Symphony 4)

Many thanks to Peter Fender for spotting this.  Please vote if you can. Deadline is only a few weeks away, so the the sooner the better. 


English Music Festival

The George Lloyd Society has joined the  'Composer Organisations' group, and there will shortly be a link to our pages from the EMF site atwww.englishmusicfestival.org.uk


Biographical

We have recently discovered and transcribed a letter from Harry Farjeon, one of George's teachers at Trinity College, which gives a detailed analysis of the opera 'Iernin'.  "All musical London is talking about it" he said, and then takes each scene at a time and rates it ABC or D according to his judgement of the level of skill and inspiration.  A fascinating insight into the work, and the prevailing aesthetics of 1935.  We hope you post a link to the transcript soon.  


UK Classical Music Forums

Society members are encouraged to visit the main UK Classical Music Forums and contribute news and information about the Lloyd Centenary: 

BrightCecilia:   

Go to the page http://www.brightcecilia.com/forum/register.php  and follow the instructions.

Talk Classical: 

Go to the page http://www.talkclassical.com/register.php  and follow the instructions.

 


Facebook

Not one but TWO Facebook accounts for George Lloyd!

Thanks to Garham Eagland for this one: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/20436937962/

We started this one a few months ago but have not had time to develop it, so maybe we should amalgamate.

http://www.facebook.com/george.lloyd.7315


Table Top Canon Carol

The Table Top Mirror Canon Carol has now been recorded and we hope to have a YouTube Video up before long. (In case you missed it, it has been adopted by highly entertaining website The Futility Closet, a global website dedicated to curiosities in art, literature and science.  You can view their site  here: )

Thank you once again for your interest in the George Lloyd Society, and all good wishes for 2013. 

    

William Lloyd

PS  Please support the Centenary concerts if you can:

Next event:  Requiem at St Peter's Church, St. Albans, AL1 3HG.    19th Jan. 

Latest Calendar here:

http://www.georgelloyd.com/index.php/centenary-concerts-calendar


 
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