1896 Manuscript Letter from British Composer, Recommending Concertos to British Musicologist

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On offer is an autograph letter, written and signed by Charles Harford Lloyd (1849-1919), written to Sir William Henry Hadow (1859-1937). 

Dated Oct. 26, [18]96, Lloyd writes to Hadow, suggesting music for a Ball, and including sketches of part of the scores from Mozart’s Concerto in D Minor and a D Minor Concerto. Lloyd concludes the letter writing,“They are breathtaking songs, but wonderfully beautiful”. The letter is written on Eaton College Windsor letterhead.


Sir William Henry Hadow a leading educational reformer in Great Britain and a musicologist.

Charles Harford Lloyd (was an English composer and organist. 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 Lloyd was founder, with his friend Hubert Parry, and first president of the Oxford University musical club. 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.

This letter measures 8-3/4 x 7 inches flat, folded to 4-3/8 x 7 inches, Handwritten on 3pp of 4pp. VG condition. 

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