Charles Harford Lloyd

LLOYD, Charles Harford. b.Thornbury, Gloucestershire, 16 October 1849; d. Eton, 16 October 1919. He was educated at the local grammar school, and at Rossall School, Lancashire. He showed early promise as a musician, and was playing the organ in a local church at the age of ten. He studied at Magdalen Hall (now Hertford College), Oxford (BA 1872), during which time he became friendly with C.H.H. Parry* and John Stainer*, and founded the Oxford Musical Club (Dibble, 1992, p. 50). He became a private tutor until 1876, when he was appointed as organist of Gloucester Cathedral, in succession to Samuel Sebastian Wesley*. He was resident when Parry’s ground-breaking performance of his cantata...

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