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Charles Harford Lloyd

Charles Harford Lloyd

A cabinet card portrait of the English organist and composer Dr Charles Harford Lloyd (1849-1919).

Born on 16 October 1849 to a Gloucestershire solicitor, Charles Harford Lloyd studied at Rossall School and at Magdelen Hall (Hertford College), Oxford.

While studying at Magdalen Hall Lloyd was founder, with his friend Hubert Parry, and first president of the Oxford University musical club. He was organist of Gloucester Cathedral 1876-1881, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford 1882-1891, then music teacher at Eton College from 1892. After his retirement he was appointed organist at the Chapel Royal, St. James from 1914. He died at Eton on 16 October 1919.

His most successful area was organ and choral music but he also wrote three clarinet pieces for his friend Randle Fynes Holme (1864-1957).

Photographed by W. and A.H. Fry of Brighton.


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