Edward Llewellyn (trumpeter)

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Edward Beach Llewellyn (11 January 1879 in St. Louis, Missouri – 25 September 1936 in Monahans, Texas)[1] was an American trumpeter, cornetist, and composer.[2]


Edward Llewellyn was the son of Welsh-born trumpeter James D. Llewellyn (1843–1020), who emigrated to the United States in 1855. James had been a featured cornet soloist at the 1893 World's Fair.[3]

Soloist appearances[edit]

  • 1907: Soloist with the British Guards Band at the Manhattan Beach Hotel at Coney Island

Affiliated engaements[edit]

Llewellyn was affiliated with the Frank Holton Company and worked part-time as a salesman for the Chicago branch of the company, where it is said he sold a remarkable number of instruments for the amount of time that he spent doing so.[5]

Selected compositions[edit]

He composed many solos including "My Regards," which he wrote for his own use while with the Chicago Symphony.[6]


Among Llewellyn's many students were Clifford P. Lillya, late professor of cornet and trumpet at the University of Michigan, and Llewellyn's successor in the Chicago Symphony, trumpet manufacturer Renold Schilke.

Athletic activities[edit]

Edward Llewellyn was also a noted cyclist, winning national championships in 1907 and 1908. He was also a wrestler, boxer, and passionate golfer.[3]

  • August 1897: Winner of the 1/3 mile, League of American Wheelmen Annual Amateur Championship, Philadelphia
  • July 30, 1898: Amateur Record, 1 mile


Llewellyn was killed in a car accident in Monahans, Texas, in 1936 when a pipe fell off a truck he was following and crashed through the windshield.


  1. ^ The Cornet Compendium, by Richard I. Schwartz (2000) OCLC 48946532
  2. ^ The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Trumpet Section, 1902–1932, by Tom Crown, International Trumpet Guild Journal, June 2011, pg 38
  3. ^ a b Alvin Lowrey, ITG Journal, Vol 8, International Trumpet Guild, 1983, pp.100-101
  4. ^ Amy Dunker, An Analysis of Edward Llewellyn's, "The Premier," p.2, retrieved 7/20/2011
  5. ^ John C. Freund, Edward LLewellyn with Holton & Co., The Music Trades, Volume 54, May 31, 1919, Page 41
  6. ^ The Horn Call volumes 19 & 20, International Horn Society, Google Books result, 1988, p.91