(M.J.E. / Composer Listings / Lloyd)
Possibly complete listing (within each category, given in order of publication where known)
George Walter Selwyn Lloyd: U.K., 28 June, 1913 - 3 July, 1998
[ List of compositions - George Lloyd recordings - George Lloyd links ]
List of compositions
The following list of works is mainly derived from the George Lloyd web
site, on a page at
http://www.georgelloyd.com/libraryinstruments.html; I will continue
to update it as necessary, as further information comes to me. I expect the
page used as a source is official, and as complete as I am likely to find
anywhere. I would like to thank Mr. William Lloyd for his help and
encouragement when I approached him for permission to use this information.
All works are published by The George Lloyd Music Library, except for those
marked with footnote references; the footnotes give the publishers of these
Keys are indicated for works when I have this information, especially for
works like symphonies and concertos, which often traditionally carry key labels
as part of their title. This information is of interest to me, because, as
someone who has absolute pitch and a sense of the individual atmosphere of each
key, it tells me something (admittedly entirely subjective) about the feel of a
piece to know what key it is in. Key information is not taken from the web page
cited above, but inserted by myself. Durations and years of composition are
indicated as given on the afore-mentioned web page.
At the right the instrumentation is indicated as given on the same page.
The format for indicating instrumentation is as given on the web page named
above, except that I have occasionally used shorter abbreviations to save
horizontal space on my web page, and I have standardized the use of slash marks
to separate the major sections of the orchestra or other forces included in a
score. In particular, I have chosen to group the Horns with the rest of the
brass, not treating them as a section by themselves, as does the web page used
as a main source for this catalogue.
Numbers indicate, left to right, the numbers of instruments in a work, in
the standard order found in orchestral scores, with slash marks separating the
major sections of the orchestra, thus: Flutes (and Piccolo), Oboes (and Cor
Anglais), Clarinets (and Bass Clarinet), Bassoons (and Contrabassoon) / Horns,
Trumpets, Trombones, Tuba(s) / Percussion (number of Timpanists, number of other
Percussionists) / Strings (the usual make-up of Violins 1, Violins 2, Violas,
Cellos, Double Basses, the numbers of each instrument not usually specified in
There are aspects of this notation I don't fully understand, such as the
use sometimes, and non-use at other times, of full-stops between the numbers,
especially in the percussion indications. I have reproduced these elements
exactly as I found them; but if I find out whether these differences have any
meaning, and what it is, I will update the notations and standardize the way
they are set out.
Symphony no. 1 A major 1932 25' 2222/4330/1.2/Str
Symphony no. 2 1933 34' 2222/4230/1/Str
Symphony no. 3 1933 23' 2222/4330/1.2./Str
Symphony no. 4 B major (Arctic) 1946 65' 3343/4331/1.2./Hp.Cel./Str
Symphony no. 5 Bb major 1948 56' 3333/4331/1.2./Hp.Cel./Str
Symphony no. 6 1956 23' 3333/4330/1.1./Hp./Str
Symphony no. 7 d minor 1959 50' 3333/4331/1.4/Hp.Cel.Org./Str
Symphony no. 8 1961 46' 3333/4331/1.3/Hp/Str
Symphony no. 9 Bb major 1969 28' 3333/4431/1.4./Hp.Cel.Str
Symphony no. 10 (November Journeys) 1981 29' PiccTrpt/3BbTr/1Flug/3FHrn/3Trbn/1Euph/1Tuba
Symphony no. 11 1985 60' 3343/4432/1.4./Hp/Cel/Str
Symphony no. 12 1989 41' 3333/4431/1.4./Hp.Cel./Str
Piano Concerto no. 1 (Scapegoat) 1963 25' 3333/4331/1.3./Hp.Str
Piano Concerto no. 2 1964 33' 3333/4331/1.3./Hp.Str
Piano Concerto no. 3 1968 50' 3333/4331/1.3./Hp.Str
Piano Concerto no. 4 1970 37' 2222/3220/1.1./Str
Violin Concerto no. 1 1970 28' 3333/2220/No perc.No str
Violin Concerto no. 2 1977 33' Strings only
Cello Concerto 1997 28' 2222/31./Str
The Serf - Prelude Act II 1938 2222/4230/1.Str
Overture The Serf 1947 12' 30" 2222/4231/1.2./Str
Overture John Socman 1951 5' 30" 2222/4230/1./Str
Charade (suite) 1969 33' 3333/4331/1.4./Hp.Cel.Str.
Le Pont Du Gard 1990 10' 3322/4231/1.3./Hp.Cel.Str.
Dying Tree 1992 10' 3333/4331/1.2./Str.
Floating Cloud 1993 16' 3333/4331/1.2./Hp.Str.
In Memoriam 1996 2212/2220/1./Str.
Suite - The Serf No. 1 1997 3333/4331/1.2./Str.
Suite - The Serf No. 2 1997 3321 AltSax/4331/1.2./Str.
Iernin 1934 2 hr. 24' 2222/3230/1.1./Str
The Serf 1938 2 hr. 25' 2222/4231/1.3./Str
John Socman 1951 2 hr. 30' 2222/4231/1/Hp/Str
Pervigilium Veneris (The Vigil of Venus) 1980 78' Ch.SemCh.Sop.Ten./4444/4632/1.4.Hp.Cel.Org.Str [a]
A Symphonic Mass 1992 61' 3333/4432/1.4./Hp.Cel.Org./Str/Ch.
A Litany 1995 51' Sop.Bar.Ch./3232/3331/1.2./Hp./Str
Requiem Mass 1998 47' Org/Counter Tenor/Choir SATB
(First performance (posthumous) 1999)
Psalm 130 1995 8' S.A.T.B.
Invocation to the Virgin Mary 1995 7' 20" S.A.T.B.
Royal Parks 1984 14 Standard British Brass Band [c]
Diversions on Bass Theme 1986 11 Standard British Brass Band [b]
English Heritage 1987 16' 30" Standard British Brass Band [b]
Evening Song 1991 11' 40" Standard British Brass Band [b]
King's Messenger 1993 12' Standard British Brass Band [d]
H.M.S. Trinidad March 1941 5' 30" Wind Band and Brass Band [b]
Forest of Arden 1987 10' 30" Wind Band [b]
An African Shrine 1966 23'
St. Antony and the Bogside Beggar 1972 7' 30"
The Lily Leaf and the Grasshopper 1972 11' 25"
The Road Through Samarkind 1972 9' 12"
The Aggressive Fishes 1972 8'
Transformation of that Naked Ape (Suite) 1972 20' 45"
Intercom Baby 1987 8' 22"
Aubade 1971 38' [a]
Eventide 1989 10' 46"
The Road Through Samarkand 1995 9' 38"
Lament, Air and Dance 1975 31' 30" Violin and Piano
Sonata 1976 28' 39" Violin and Piano
A Miniature Triptych 1981 17' 30" Brass Quintet (2 Tr., Hn., Tbn., Tuba) [a]
[a] Pervigilium Veneris (The Vigil of Venus); Aubade; A Miniature
These works are published by U.M.P. [Back to Vocal,
others] [Back to Two Pianos]
[Back to Chamber Works]
[b] Diversions on Bass Theme; English Heritage; Evening Song; H.M.S. Trinidad
March; Forest of Arden:
These works are published by R. Smith & Co. The title of the first is as
given on the page where I got the list of Lloyd's works; but the Chandos Records
web site gives the title as "Diversions on a Brass Theme". I will update this
anomaly as soon as I am able to determine which title is correct.
[Back to Brass Band] [Back
to Wind Band]
[c] Royal Parks:
This work is published by Boosey & Hawkes. [Back to
[d] King's Messenger:
This work is published by Chester Music Ltd. [Back to
George Lloyd recordings
Information on recordings will follow later. See the George Lloyd links
below for other web sites that have information on George Lloyd recordings, of
which there are many.
George Lloyd links
There are various web pages that give information about George Lloyd, and I
list a few here that seem especially informative. If anyone knows of any other
good ones that I could include here, I would always be glad to hear from them.
Note (2 August, 2002):
Some of the links given are outdated now, and I have deactivated the links in question, but will leave the mention for them on the page for the time being, since I wish to research whether these pages have really disappeared or merely moved elsewhere. I will investigate whether they have been incorporated into the new George Lloyd web site, which appears below as the first link. If they have not been, I hope the web site's owner will consider including them at some point, if they can be located anywhere on the web. As soon as I have thoroughly investigated, I will give information on any new locations I have been able to find for these web pages.
My thanks to William Lloyd for some of the information included in my updating.
Official George Lloyd web site
email@example.com - for recording related enquiries
firstname.lastname@example.org - for publishing and sheet music
email@example.com - for any other enquiries
Note (2 August, 2002): The following three pages have disappeared; however, I hope to discover that they have merely been relocated, not disappeared altogether.
George Lloyd home page at Albany Records web site. Several subsidiary pages
link off it, including the following one; also on these pages is information on
how to purchase copies of George Lloyd's scores.
This page is subsidiary to the above, and the source from which I obtained the
above catalogue of compositions.
George Lloyd obituary in Albany Records Newsletter.
Note (2 August, 2002): Music Web appears to be merging with Classical All Network. Most of the following three pages are still there, but it is obviously uncertain how much longer they will remain (the one whose link is deactivated has already disappeared). I will investigate Classical All Network (http://www.classicall.net/) and see if I can locate the pages - I sincerely hope they are all still to be found there, and will provide up-to-date links as soon as I'm able to find new locations for them.
British Music Society page on the Symphonies by Paul Conway.
A Personal Tribute by Paul Conway, also on a British Music Society page.
Autobiography of Inglis Gundry; includes a chapter on Rutland and Kathleen
Boughton, and William and George Lloyd (father and son respectively).
Essay on George Lloyd by Jane Lofthouse.
If anyone who reads this knows of further compositions by George Lloyd,
however minor or insignificant they may seem, I would be most grateful if they
could tell me about them, since I wish to keep this catalogue as complete as
I would also be very appreciative if anyone can tell me new locations for
any of the deactivated web-site links above, which seem to have disappeared.
I am not seeking at this stage to include biographical or musicological
information about the composer and his works, since I do not have the time,
expertise, or resources to investigate these aspects as fully as they would
deserve, and some of the pages I've provided links to do this far better than I
could hope to. Nevertheless, if anyone has interesting information about the
composer or his works that they think I should include in this page, I would be
glad to hear from them, and I would consider whether I could incorporate that in
this page. But my main focus is on providing as complete bibliographic
information about the composer's output as I possibly can. Thank you.
Tuesday, 28 November, 2000; Friday, 2 August, 2002.
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NOTE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THIS PAGE - Tuesday, 5 June, 2001:
This page is obviously incomplete, as will be immediately apparent to
anyone who reads it through. Please go here for
an explanation about the setback that is responsible for my not completing this
page, and why it may never be completed, or why it may happen only very slowly.
Not that this makes any real difference to someone who would like to see the
page complete - but I feel I should at least explain the situation.
I will leave this page here, incomplete as it is, in case the information
already written is useful to some readers researching a topic they may have
difficulty finding information about on the Internet.
The catalogue of Lloyd's work is complete, as far as I know. What is
missing is promised information about recordings of Lloyd's work. I know little
about this at present, but it can be researched on the Internet, and I might
have a certain amount of information in my own files, although I can't put my
hands on it just now. I'm afraid that this will at best be a long-term project
which I may follow up one day - by which time the availability of old or new
recordings may of course be quite different.
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This page created on Tuesday, 28 November, 2000;
last modified on Friday, 2 August, 2002.