Charles Harford Lloyd

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Charles Harford Lloyd (Thornbury, 16 October 1849 – Slough, 16 October 1919) was an English composer and organist. Charles Harford Lloyd was born on the 16th October 1849 to a Gloucestershire solicitor. Charles became a well-known organist. Charles' most successful area was organ and choral but he wrote 3 clarinet pieces for his friend Randle Fynes Holme (1864-1957)

While studying at Magdalen Hall (Hertford College) Lloyd was founder, with his friend Hubert Parry, and first president of the Oxford University musical club.[1] He was organist of Gloucester Cathedral 1876-1881, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford 1882-1891, then music teacher at Eton College from 1892. After retirement he was appointed organist at the Chapel Royal, St. James from 1914.


  • A Thousand Years, by Sea and Land to the ode to Queen Victoria of Henry Newbolt - recording on Choral Songs in honour of Queen Victoria Toccata Classics
  • Hero and Leander, cantata - for the Worcester Festival (1884)
  • Duo Concertante for violin (or viola, or clarinet) and piano (1888)
  • Suite in the Old Style for clarinet (or viola) and piano (1914)
  • Bon voyage for clarinet (larzus edition 1988)


  1. ^ Dibble Parry his life and music p50