The George Lloyd Society Newsletter  September 2017      

Greetings from the George Lloyd Society.  Please accept our apologies for the lack of communication but we have had a difficult year due to illness, and we have been forced to take life at a slower pace for a while. We are now back in action and eager to catch up. We have news of a new CD release, performances and a Masterclass at the Royal Northern College of Music. Further information below.  


George Lloyd Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7

enters the Classical Charts at No 18. We are delighted to announce that the new release on the Lyrita label of George Lloyd Symphonies 6 & 7, conducted by Sir Edward Downes, entered the Classical Charts at No 18 this week. (Specialist Classical Chart, 8th Sept.)  Lyrita have kindly offered a 20% discount to Society members, using a discount code LLOYD20, here: 



The Ealing Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Gibbons, will play Lloyd's 4th Symphony,   Dvorak  Carnival Overture and Beethoven's Piano Conc. No.1, on Saturday 19th May 2018 at St Barnabas Church, Ealing.  Further details here.  We were very pleased to hear that the Ealing Orchestra was chosen to be featured on BBC Radio 3, as part of the “Get Playing”scheme after submitting their recording of the Lloyd 6th Symphony. 




Northampton County Youth Orchestra, conducted by Richard Roper will be playing the 6th Symphony on 20th December 2017 at St. Michael's and All Angels, Northampton. Further details here: ​


The Royal Northern College of Music will be playing George Lloyd's 10th Symphony as part of their popular programme of external conducting courses led by Mark Heron and Clark Rundell on 25th & 26th November 2017.  (Time tbc.) In addition to active places, the RNCM also offer observer places at a discounted rate for Society members.  Information and application details can be found here.




Our typesetting project continues with the setting of the full score of  4th Symphony.  The advances in digital typesetting and printing tend to disadvantage manuscript scores in the eyes of some conductors, so The George Lloyd Society is assisting with funds to typeset the manuscripts using Sibelius. We have completed Symphony No 6, Symphony No 9, the Cello Concerto, and the orchestral versions of In Memoriam (from Royal Parks) and HMS Trinidad March, which was played at the Last Night of The Proms. Typeset scores are available for perusal, for hire and for sale here.


Join the George Lloyd Society 

Benefits of membership include occasional Newsletters, discounts on CDs, music hire, and access to the George Lloyd Music Library & Archive.(see below.) There is a one-off membership fee of £10.00, and no further or annual subscription is required. The welcome pack includes the 70 minute sampler CD 'Indomitable Spirit'.  To join, please click here:  


The George Lloyd Music Library and Archive.

Since 2001, the library has been has been housed in a converted 18th Century farmhouse near Kendal on the edge of the Lake District. The library comprises full scores, orchestral sets, vocal scores, solo parts, and opera libretti. The original manuscripts have been acquired by The British Library, and they have provided facsimile scans for us to retain. We also retain the composers own annotated copies of his conducting scores, together with many archive boxes of photographs,correspondence, and other biographical material.  We have in-house facilities for printing and binding. Cottage accommodation may be available to members of the George Lloyd Society. Please ask for details. 

picture - Website Refurbishment.

We are currently busy updating and refreshing our website, to bring us up to date with iPad, mobile phones, streaming audio, spam filters, downloads, PDF readers, social media and other technological advances. While this is taking place there may be parts of the website that are not available  - please bear with us, and we will contact you again when the work has been completed. 



 The George Lloyd Society Newsletter  September 2017 


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