An Eton Memorial March
by C H Lloyd,
transcribed by Herbert Brewer, reprint
of the original 1911 Novello edition
This is a new printing on sturdy acid-free paper. 20 pages. All markings
are original. We provide a photo, capsule biographies of Brewer and Lloyd, and a listing of Brewer’s
music. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Charles Harford Lloyd
(1849–1919) was organist of Gloucester Cathedral (1876–1885) before Brewer’s appointment and was one of Brewer’s teachers. He wrote this music for large unison chorus and orchestra to a poem by a former Eton Assistant-master. The intent was to honor the 129 Eton graduates who died in the Boer War. The Musical Times
stated that it “would make an excellent organ piece,” and Brewer stepped in to honor his teacher with this moving transcription in 1911. This is one of my favorite processional marches and can stand along side those more famous by such as Elgar and Walton.
Alfred Herbert Brewer was born in Gloucester, England, on
June 21, 1865. He was highly educated and well-trained in
music. He studied organ with such teachers as Charles Villiers Stanford, he
won scholarships, he earned multiple degrees, he was awarded Hon.R.A.M. and
F.R.C.O, and was knighted by the king. He was a well-rounded musician who
was able to bring orchestral favorites to the organ in transcriptions that
are approachable and always easier to play than those by other well-known
organists such as Edwin Lemare. An Eton Memrial March is moderate.