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Edward Llewellyn

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Edward LLewellyn (died 1936) was the principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony in the 1920's. He was the son of trumpeter James D. Llewellyn (who played cornet at the Columbian World’s Fair in 1893). From 1905 to 1906, he was cornet soloist with the U. S. Marine Band in Washington D.C., and in 1907, special soloist with the British Guards Band on Manhattan Beach. With this band, he played a selection dedicated to Arbuckle who had died in 1883. The piece was performed on Arbuckle’s own cornet that he used with Gilmore’s Band over twenty five years earlier. Between 1907 and 1909, he played first trumpet with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and was soloist with the Rochester Municipal Band in the summers from 1908 to 1912. During the winter of 1909, he was first trumpet in the Chicago Opera Orchestra and, in 1911, first trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, an organization with which he stayed with until his formal retirement from playing. For summer employment from 1916 to 1923, he played first trumpet for the Ravinia Park Opera Company. He played the cornet and trumpet equally as well and wrote many compositions for the cornet. He died tragically of an automobile accident in 1936.

His trumpet students include Clifford P. Lillya and Renold Otto Schilke.

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