Meet the Composer/Arranger

Lloyd Hiscock

E. F. Lloyd Hiscock BMus. 

Lloyd’s involvement with music is varied: orchestra, band, dance and jazz combo, in classical, jazz and pop styles.  Ask Lloyd what he plays and you will get Duke Ellington’s answer to the same question: I play piano but the band is my instrument!  And while Lloyd plays several instruments, the band is his instrument, too!  Much of Lloyd’s study is self-directed and includes Eastman School of Music Workshops, Humber College, Berklee Courses, Salvation Army Music Camps, Concordia and Carleton Universities (BMus) and private study.

Lloyd is published by Eighth Note Publishing (Toronto) and Castle Music (Scotland). His work is performed by musicians in Canada, USA, Australia and England.  Over the years his projects and recordings include Montreal’s CFCF TV, documentary videos, Vern Isaac’s Big Band and The Maple Leaf Brass Band both of Ottawa.  For the MLBB Lloyd was commissioned to transcribe and arrange a selection of the music of Canadian composer James Gayfer.  You can visit Lloyd at
Over the past several years Manotick Brass has commissioned Lloyd to complete over thirty arrangements for brass quintet.  The most recent include:               

Calling all Workers  – Knightsbridge March & The Dam Busters March – three bright marches by Eric Coates.  Listen to a recording of “Calling All Workers” recorded in the Town Church, St. Helier, Jersey UK.  This arrangement is also on our latest CD “Joyful Reflections”

A Canadian Royal Salute – a special commission to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  This arrangement is also available on our latest CD “Joyful Reflections”.

Caribbean Christmas – a medley of 3 calypso style carols.

Songs of Christmas – a medley of 3 Christmas carols by John Rutter

High Park – a bright march by Canadian Composer Charles Thiele.  This arrangement available on our latest CD “Joyful Reflections”.

El Mambi  – a patriotic Cuban song.  Listen to this live recording from our Cuban tour in 2011.  Also available on CD “Joyful Reflections”.

Dancing With Guy – a medley of tunes made popular by the Canadian Band leader Guy Lombardo.  Available on our CD “Joyful Reflections”.

New Found Land – a medley of Newfoundland fishing songs

Bye Bye Birdie Medley

Ann Murray Sings – a medley of songs made popular by Canadian singer Anne Murray

The Ride of the Royal North West Mounted Police – an arrangement of a Canadian composition by Annie Glen Broder first published in 1906.