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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 07:21:15 pm »

For all the ambivalence that the "cult of the centenary" can engender, I for one am not displeased to see George Lloyd peeking from behind the shoulder of a far more celebrated fellow centenarian from these shores: I believe he has been represented at the Proms only once before (Symphony 6 in 1981 under the much-missed Ted Downes, if memory serves).
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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2013, 02:39:45 am »

I quite agree about Lloyd: after his revival in the 80s and 90s, he seems to have dropped back a bit, but in my opinion he is one of the finest composers of his time. Downes was certainly a good champion of his music.
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2013, 03:32:17 am »

I've just noticed that the Lloyd is the Requiem, one of the most beautiful of all his works, I think. I wish he'd turned to choral music a bit earlier: he was amazingly good at it! For a work with only organ accompaniment, it has such a full sound. I'd request it for my own funeral, if I thought there was any chance of anyone giving me a requiem!
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