Richard Hey Lloyd

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Richard Hey Lloyd (born June 25, 1933) is a British organist and composer.

Biography[edit]

Richard Lloyd was born near Stockport, Cheshire. He was a chorister of Lichfield Cathedral (1942–47) and was educated at Rugby School (1947–51) where he held a music scholarship. He studied at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he was an organ scholar (1952–55). He took the Music Tripos and holds the Cambridge degree of MA as well as the FRCO diploma. From 1957 to 1966 he was assistant organist of Salisbury Cathedral. In 1966 he was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers of Hereford Cathedral. He conducted his first Hereford Three Choirs Festival in 1967 as well as in 1970 and 1973. In 1974 he moved to Durham on his appointment as Organist and Master of the Choristers of Durham Cathedral. In 1985 he became the deputy headmaster of Salisbury Cathedral School. Ill health brought about his early retirement in 1988. He resides in Leominster, Herefordshire. Since retiring he has divided his time between examining and composing. Richard Lloyd has composed more than 500 pieces. In 2010 he received a Fellowship (FRSCM) of the Royal School of Church Music.

A selection of compositions and publications[edit]

Choral Music[edit]

  • Adam our Father (SATB, Encore Publications)
  • A Garland of Praise (SATB, Encore Publications)
  • A Prayer (Treble voices/Organ, Alfred Lengnick, 1973)
  • Drop down ye Heavens. The Advent prose. (SATB/Organ, Cathedral Music, 1979)
  • Epiphany Responsory (TB (or cantor) SATB/Organ, Encore)
  • Fill thou my life (Kevin Mayhew)
  • Give The King Thy Judgements, O Lord (SATB/Organ, unpublished)
  • God be in my head (SATB or ATB, Encore Publications)
  • God is love (SATB/Organ, 1987, Banks)
  • God of peace (in Five Modern Anthems Set 2, Kevin Mayhew)
  • Grant to your servants O God (Kevin Mayhew)
  • Great Lord of Lords (SATB/Organ, Encore Publications)
  • Hereford Mass (SATB/Organ, Novello, 1991)
  • Into a quiet world (SATB, 1969, published as: All so still, Alfred Lengnick, 1972)
  • I saw three ships (SATB, Novello)
  • I sing the birth was born tonight (SATB, unpublished, 2010)
  • It was upon the twelfth day (SATB with soli, Encore Publications)
  • King of Glory (in Five Modern Anthems Set 1, SS/Organ, Kevin Mayhew)
  • Kindle a light to lighten the darkness (SATB/Organ, Encore Publications)
  • Lord, it belongs not to my care (in New Anthem Book, vol. 3, Kevin Mayhew)
  • Lord, who hast formed me (SATB)
  • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis. The Durham Service. (SATB/Organ, Encore Publications, 1991)
  • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis. The Hereford Service. (SATB/Organ, Novello, 1983)
  • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis. The Salisbury Service. (SATB/Organ, RSCM)
  • Now sing a Saviour's birth (SATB, Novello, 1956)
  • O God, who through the Grace of Thy Holy Spirit (SATB, Encore Publications)
  • Open our hearts (SATB, unpublished)
  • Preces & Responses (Hereford) (SATB, Novello, 1975)
  • Preces and Responses, Set 2 (Durham) (SATB, Encore Publications, 1995)
  • Preces and Responses for ATB (Cathedral Music, 1991)
  • Preces and Responses for trebles (Cathedral Music, 1991)
  • Sarum New (Hymn, Anglican Hymn Book)
  • Spirit of God (SATB/Organ, RSCM)
  • St Matthew Passion (for soprano and tenor/baritone/bass soloists, SATB/Organ, Encore Publications)
  • The Ballad of the Judas Tree (Basil Ramsey/Banks)
  • The Call (Come, my way, my truth, my life) (SATB, RSCM)
  • The Fairest Flower (SATB, Encore Publications)
  • The Gate of Heaven: 12 short anthems and introits (SATB, Encore Publications)
1. I have set God always before me
2. Try me, O God
3. Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house
4. Acquaint thyself with God
5. Hide not thou thy face
6. Truly the Lord is in this place
7. The Lord will wait
8. Teach me, O Lord
9. Ponder my words, O Lord
10. Give unto the Lord
11. Be thou my judge
12. I will sing unto the Lord
  • The Reproaches (SATB, Encore Publications)
  • The Song of the Angels (SATB/Organ, Encore Publications)
  • The Spirit of Truth/Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (2 anthems for SATB, Encore Publications)
  • The Windows (Lord, how can man preach thy eternal word?) (SATB, Church Music Society, Oxford University Press, 1995)
  • Thee we adore (SATB, Encore Publications)
  • To Christ, the Prince of Peace (SATB/Organ, Encore Publications)
  • View Me Lord (SATB, 1963, Novello)
  • Virtue (SATB, RSCM)
  • What songs are these? (SS/Piano or Organ, Basil Ramsey/Banks, 1982)

Organ compositions[edit]

  • Church Parade
  • In: Processionals and Recessionals (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
Avant-propos
Exeunt omnes
Les doux yeux
Sortie

Arrangements[edit]

  • The Linden Tree (arr. Richard Hey Lloyd, SATB, Encore Publications)
  • Were you there? (arr. Richard Hey Lloyd, SATB, Encore Publications)

Descants[edit]

  • Hit the Roof. 100 descants by Malcolm Archer, Christopher Gower, Richard Lloyd, Thomas McLelland Young and Harrison Oxley (Kevin Mayhew Ltd)

Editions[edit]

  • A Treasury of European Service Music for Manuals. Ed. by Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
  • A Treasury of European Service Music for Organ. Ed. by Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
  • Fanfare for the Common Man and other favourites for Organ. Arr. by Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
  • Fanfare for the Common Man and other favourites for Piano. Arr. by Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
  • Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Arr. by Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
  • Five French Toccatas for Organ. Ed. by Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
  • Intermezzo and Other Favourites. Arr. by Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
  • Intermezzo and other favourites for Cello. Arr. Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
  • Intermezzo and other favourites for Flute. Arr. Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
  • Intermezzo and other favourites for Violin. Arr. Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
  • Last Verses for Manuals. Arr. Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)
  • Spartacus and Other Favourites for Organ. Arr. by Richard Lloyd (Kevin Mayhew Publishers)

Recordings[edit]

  • The Choristers of Hereford Cathedral. Dir. by Richard Lloyd. Robert Green, Organ and Piano. Abbey Records FE 648. 1968
  • Hereford Cathedral Organ played by Richard Lloyd. Abbey Records FE 649. 1968
  • In Quires and Places. No. 6. The Choir of Hereford Cathedral. Dir. by Richard Lloyd. Robert Green, Organ and Harpsichord. Abbey Records LPB 696. 1972
  • Carols from Durham Cathedral. Dir. by Richard Lloyd. Alan Thurlow, Organ. Abbey Records MVPC 800. 1978
  • In Quires and Places. No. 26. Durham Cathedral Choir. Dir. by Richard Lloyd. Alan Thurlow, Organ. Abbey Records LPB 795. 1978
  • Durham Cathedral choir. Dir. by Richard Lloyd. Ian Shaw, Organ. Brendan Hearne Recordings/York Ambisonic HAC (and HAR) 832. 1983
  • Nearer, my god, to thee and other hymns. Durham Cathedral Choir. Dir. by Richard Lloyd. Ian Shaw, Organ - Brendan Hearne Recordings/York Ambisonic HAC 852. 1985
  • British Church Composer Series - 8: [Choral music by] Richard Lloyd. The Bede Singers. Dir. David Hill. Priory PRCD838. 2007

Literature[edit]

  • The Organists and Organs of Hereford Cathedral: Watkins Shaw and Roy Massey. Hereford: Hereford Cathedral Organ Committee, 2005. First published in 1976.

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