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Thomas Lloyd, Music Director

Thomas Lloyd has served as Director of Music at the Cathedral since September 2010. As a composer, the recording of his choral-theater work Bonhoeffer by Donald Nally and The Crossing was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award in the Best Choral Performance category. Lloyd has performed as Artistic Director of the Bucks County Choral Society since 2000 and is a Professor of Music at Haverford College, where he has directed the combined choral program for Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges since 1996.  Dr. Lloyd holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory, Yale Divinity School, Yale School of Music, and the University of Illinois.  He has conducted choirs on ten international tours to Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, all involving shared performances with local choirs. For a complete listing of his compositions, articles, and collaborations, go to thomaslloydmusic.com

Sacred compositions:
Bonhoeffer  
a choral-theater work (2012/2015) - 70'
for trio of women soloists, men's chamber choir,
piano trio (pno, vln, vc), and percussion (vibes, tom-toms)

Six Meditations from Bonhoeffer - 25'
         concert suite for large men's choir, violin, cello, piano, vibraphone

As well for the poore as the peere! (2013) 20'
     a suite of medieval English Christmas carols
     for mixed choir, children's (SSA) choir,
     brass quintet, and organ (or 2 violins, or
     hurdy-gurdy (mechanical violin))

Liturgical music:
Psalm 139 (responsorial with freely composed verses) (2016)
Hymn: O Love Divine ("Philadelphia Cathedral") (2015)
Drop, drop slow tears (based on Gibbons) (2015)
Ordinaries for Lent (2015)
Nunc Dimittis (a cappella) (2015)
Gloria Mass for congregational use (2014)
Affirmation of Faith (Iona) for congregation and choir (2012)

Choral and solo anthems:
Dream me, God (2017; Dorothee Sölle) for SSAATTBB choir
You have known me (2016; Psalm 139) for SSAATTBB choir and organ
The Lord is my Shepherd (2015; Psalm 23) for high voice and piano
Fellowship of Miracles (2010; Nouwen) SATB choir with organ

Sacred concert pieces:
Pied Beauty (2008; Hopkins)
Jubilant Intimations (2007; Whitman) with organ

Christmas:
Divinum Mysterium (2016) for SATB choir and organ
As well for the poore as the peere! (2013) 20'
O Come Emmanuel processional (2001)
Of the Father's love begotten/I heard the bells (2004)
         with organ, or harp and string quintet
         (withdrawn; replaced by "Divinum Mysterium")
Immensity Cloistered in Thy Dear Womb (2003; Donne)
         with brass quintet

Arrangements of African-American Spirituals:
Camp Meeting (2009; arr. of "Down in the River to pray" and "Shout all over God's Heaven") 
Stan' Still Jordan/Egbe Nukpowo (2006) 
The spirit moves in marvelous ways - Ode to Ellington (2005) with jazz quartet
Swing-low, sweet chariot  (simple harmonization)
This Little Light of Mine (2014)

 
Last Published: November 3, 2017 11:16 AM