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Symphonic Mass [IMPORT]

G. Lloyd Audio CD
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  • Conductor: George Lloyd
  • Composer: George Lloyd
  • Audio CD (1 Jun 1994)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Albany Records
  • ASIN: B0000049N6
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,096 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Lloyd: A Symphonic Mass: Kyrie 8:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lloyd: A Symphonic Mass: Gloria12:05Album Only
Listen  3. Lloyd: A Symphonic Mass: Credo14:51Album Only
Listen  4. Lloyd: A Symphonic Mass: Offertorium 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Lloyd: A Symphonic Mass: Sanctus and Benedictus12:56Album Only
Listen  6. Lloyd: A Symphonic Mass: Agnus Dei 9:010.99  Buy MP3 

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outdated but highly rated! 23 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
George Lloyd's Symphonic Mass is stylistically about a century out of date. But - frankly - who cares when the music is as tuneful, appealing, and powerful as this? Built around a recurring Big Tune, this is the work of a master craftsman who cares not that his materials are old-fashioned, as long as he can make something beautiful out of them. Just pretend you're listening to something composed in the era of Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius" or Vaughan Williams' "Sea Symphony", sit back and enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A neglected composer 11 Sep 2013
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George Lloyd had a fascinating career; he served in the Arctic Convoys and resumed composing relatively late in life. This Mass is a good example of his style and is well performed by the BSO - it loses a star because the sound balance seems rather poor on occasion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knock your socks off! 12 Dec 2004
By Sean W. Oslin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What a great piece! Big, bombastic, beautiful. If you miss the 19th century (musically that is), this is the mass for you. Buy it. Enjoy it. And convince your local orchestra to perform it. The audience will thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great 20th Century Choral Masterpiece 20 Feb 2010
By John Proffitt - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I believe this work to be one of the very greatest of 20th Century symphonic choral masterworks. In other words, it deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, Leos Janacek's Slavonic Mass, Dmitri Shostakovich's Babi Yar, Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, Franz Schmidt's Book with Seven Seals, Edward Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Schoenberg's Gurrelieder and so on. Why it is not better known is a great mystery.

The Symphonic Mass is big (lasting about an hour), bold and full of hummable tunes that will stick in your mind for a long time, and not one note wasted. It is also heartfelt, from a composer nearing the end of his life and attempting -- successfully, in my opinion -- to reflect his own existential hopes, doubts and fears through the most expressive medium possible, resulting in incredibly powerful music. It is a shame that Lloyd's music never attained "fashionable" status among critics and conductors (with a few notable exceptions), and thus was rarely heard in the concert hall. But thanks in particular to the work of two companies -- Lyrita of the UK and Albany Records of the USA -- most of Lloyd's orchestral output can be heard in excellent recorded performances, many conducted by the composer himself.

In many ways, this is Lloyd's "Symphony No. 13" -- no soloists, but full chorus throughout. The performers are the Brighton Festival Chorus and the Bournemouth Symphony, all conducted by the composer (who not incidentally was a superb conductor and interpreter of his own music), and all of whom sing or play their collective hearts out, in very obvious joy at discovering this magnificent music. Among Lloyd's instrumental symphonies, No. 4 and No. 5 stand out for me, but the Symphonic Mass is the finest of all. Truly the crowning work of this man's life. Do not miss it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this, get choirs to sing it! 27 Feb 2011
By Alan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This marvellous work deserves to be sung on all continents. I am not sure if it has been performed in Australia - but choirs and orchestras and audiences would I am sure find it to be a rewarding experience. The great tune that permeates this work, the humanity that shines through every bar, the warmth of spirit, it is music that lifts the soul! Written only a few years before George Lloyd died, and first performed in 1993, when he was eighty years old, it is a legacy anyone would be proud of.
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