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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber Biography


Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. Throughout his career he has produced 15 musicals, the scores to two films (Gumshoe and The Odessa File) and a Latin requiem mass. He has also accumulated a number of honors, including seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Oscar, an International Emmy, six Olivier Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.

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Personal history

Lloyd Webber was born on March 22, 1948 in South Kensington, England. He was the son of composer William Lloyd Webber and a music teacher, Jean Hermione Lloyd-Webber, and brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, born in 1951.

His first wife was Sarah Hugill. They married on July 24, 1972 and had two children, Imogen (born March 31, 1977) and Nicholas (born July 2, 1979). Lloyd Webber and Hugill were divorced in 1983. His second wife was the soprano Sarah Brightman. They were married on March 22, 1984 and divorced in 1990. He has remarried to Madeleine Gurdon on February 1, 1991, to whom he is still married, and had three more children: Alastair (born May 3, 1992), William (born August 24, 1993), and Isabella (born April 30, 1996).

He was knighted in 1992 and created a life peer in 1997 as Baron Lloyd-Webber, of Sydmonton in the County of Hampshire. (His peerage title is hyphenated, but his surname is not.)

Professional career

Lord Lloyd-Webber with
Lord Lloyd-Webber with A.R. Rahman

He had a succession of hit shows in the 1970s and 1980s, in collaboration with lyricist Tim Rice. Their first big success was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1968). Lloyd Webber and Rice continued to collaborate and later produced Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, both of which were released as albums before being brought to the stage. Subsequently, Lloyd Webber parted company with Rice and experimented with other lyricists on works such as Cats, Starlight Express, and The Phantom of the Opera, all of which ran for many years in London's West End and on Broadway. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Evita (1996), and most recently The Phantom of the Opera have been made into films.

His many other musical theatre works include Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, Song and Dance, and The Beautiful Game.

He has also composed for film. In 1984 he took a different music style and composed a requiem, in memory of his father who had died in 1982.

Lloyd Webber produced Bombay Dreams with Indian composer AR Rahman in 2002.

Shows

In each case the lyricist is given in brackets.

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References



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The Phantom of the Opera (Violin) (Violin). By Andrew Lloyd Webber. For violin solo. Instrumental Solo. Broadway. Difficulty: easy-medium to medium. Violin solo book. Standard notation. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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Love Never Dies (Phantom: The story continues...). By Andrew Lloyd Webber. Vocal Selections. Musical. Softcover. 96 pages. Hal Leonard #RG10615. Published by Hal Leonard

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The Phantom of the Opera "(Easy Piano Selections). By Andrew Lloyd Webber. For voice, piano and guitar (chords only). Hal Leonard Easy Piano Songbook (Easy arrangements for piano). Broadway and Movies. Difficulty: easy-medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, lyrics, piano accompaniment,

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The Music of the Night "(from Phantom of the Opera). By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart. Arranged by Larry Moore. For string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) (String Quartet). Pops For String Quartet. Broadway. Grade 3-4. Set of performance parts. Published by Hal Leonard

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Think Of Me "By Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Phantom Of The Opera (Musical). For piano, voice, and guitar (chords only). Broadway; Love; Musical/Show. Piano/Vocal/Guitar. 6 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music"

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Andrew Lloyd Webber (Piano Solos) By Andrew Lloyd Webber. For solo piano. Piano Solo Composer Collection. Broadway. SMP Level 4 (Intermediate). Collection. Standard notation and fingerings (does not include words to the songs). 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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The Phantom of the Opera (Clarinet) By Andrew Lloyd Webber. For clarinet solo. Instrumental Solo. Broadway. Difficulty: easy-medium to medium. Clarinet solo book. Standard notation. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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The Phantom of the Opera (Instrumental Solos for Cello). By Andrew Lloyd Webber. Instrumental Solo. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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The Phantom Of The Opera (Alto Saxophone) (for Alto Saxophone). By Andrew Lloyd Webber. For alto saxophone solo. Instrumental Solo. Broadway. Difficulty: easy-medium to medium. Saxophone solo book. Standard notation. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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The Phantom Of The Opera (Viola) By Andrew Lloyd Webber. For viola solo. Instrumental Solo. Broadway. Difficulty: easy-medium to medium. Viola solo book. Standard notation. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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The Phantom of the Opera (Trumpet) (Trumpet). By Andrew Lloyd Webber. For trumpet solo. Instrumental Solo. Broadway. Difficulty: easy-medium to medium. Trumpet solo book. Standard notation. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Piano Duets By Andrew Lloyd Webber. Arranged by Ann Collins. For one piano four-hands. Duet Piano Education. Broadway. SMP Level 4 (Intermediate). Piano duet score. Piano duet notation. 61 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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All I Ask of You (From The Phantom of the Opera) "By Andrew Lloyd Webber. Arranged by John Higgins. For string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) (Score & Parts). Hal Leonard Pops For String Quartet. Broadway. Grade 3-4. Set of performance parts and full score. Published by Hal Leonard"

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Memory (From Cats) (Easy Piano). By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn. Easy Piano. Published by Hal Leonard

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