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« Reply #220 on: April 11, 2018, 07:08:53 AM »
Symphonies 4-9 are at this moment my core Lloyd symphonies. I have postponed listening to the final three, because I want to have something to look forward to. I never expected to appreciate... Miss Marple so much!
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Re: George Lloyd
« Reply #221 on: April 11, 2018, 02:29:44 PM »
Symphonies 4-9 are at this moment my core Lloyd symphonies. I have postponed listening to the final three, because I want to have something to look forward to. I never expected to appreciate... Miss Marple so much!
Excellent Johan - it's amazing that she had time to compose between solving all those mysterious and complicated murder cases.
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I like 11 and 12 also and the PC 'Scapegoat' and PC 3 which has a great tune in the finale.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: George Lloyd
« Reply #222 on: April 11, 2018, 03:53:22 PM »
Symphonies 4-9 are at this moment my core Lloyd symphonies. I have postponed listening to the final three, because I want to have something to look forward to. I never expected to appreciate... Miss Marple so much!

Johan, you won't be disappointed when you continue your exploration of this very fine composer.  I also enjoy his large-scale oratorios so after you exhaust the symphonies, there is much else to explore.

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Re: George Lloyd
« Reply #223 on: April 13, 2018, 12:12:35 AM »
Aha,the "modify" function is back (with me) at last!! :)

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Re: George Lloyd
« Reply #224 on: April 13, 2018, 12:13:12 AM »
I've received the Lyrita cd of 6 & 7. My father only has a cheap cd player I left there,with fairly basic sound quality,at best. (It also looks like one of those apes in the movie franchise,if you look at it the right way!! ??? ;D). I can listen to it in much better sound,now I'm back! Interestigly,I expected not to like the Sixth. Lightweight it may be,and I doubt it will be a favourite;but it really shows off Lloyd's talent for orchestration;and a lovely slow movement. If you fancy a nice,lightweight symphony by a fairly recent composer,this could be just your cup of tea. I will pore over the meatier Seventh a little later. It's nice to listen to them in succession,by the way. The booklet notes observe that the Sixth is probably (or is,I forget?) the best of Llloyd's lighter symphony forays.

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« Reply #225 on: April 13, 2018, 01:22:13 AM »
Johan, you won't be disappointed when you continue your exploration of this very fine composer.  I also enjoy his large-scale oratorios so after you exhaust the symphonies, there is much else to explore.

Good suggestion! I did listen to his Symphonic Mass. But only the once. There is a lot still to get to know.
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« Reply #226 on: April 13, 2018, 01:23:33 AM »
Excellent Johan - it's amazing that she had time to compose between solving all those mysterious and complicated murder cases.
 8)

I like 11 and 12 also and the PC 'Scapegoat' and PC 3 which has a great tune in the finale.

She was an amazing lady.

11, 12 and the two PCs will be listened to in due course...
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. -- Plato

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Re: George Lloyd
« Reply #227 on: April 15, 2018, 08:59:08 AM »
Good suggestion! I did listen to his Symphonic Mass. But only the once. There is a lot still to get to know.

The Symphonic Mass is one of my favourite British choral works. The climax of the Sanctus is spectacular! I've also got The Vigil of Venus and A Litany, but I haven't listened to those as often.