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William Lovelock (1899-1986) : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: Concerto for bass tuba and orchestra (tuba with full orchestra) by William Lovelock, from the CD Tuba concertos

Photo of William Lovelock

Born: London, 1899
Died: Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, 1986

William Lovelock was educated at Emmanuel School, Wadsworth and Trinity College of Music, London, where he was subsequently a member of the teaching staff (1919-1956).

From 1939 to 1956 he was examiner in music, London University, where he was also Dean of the Faculty of Music (1954-1956). From 1956 to 1959 he was director of the Queensland State Conservatorium of Music. Following this he was active as a composer, adjudicator and examiner, as well as music critic of the Courier Mail in Brisbane. He was also the publisher of numerous textbooks.

Married 1926, Winifred Irene Littlejohn. On the death of his wife in 1981 he returned to England.

War service:

1914-1918: Royal Artillery
1941-1945: Indian Army Ordnance Corps in the rank of Major

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Concerto no. 2 for saxophone and string orchestra (saxophone with string orchestra) Commissioned by Frank Callaway.