Edward Llewellyn

Edward Beach Llewellyn (11 January 1879 in St. Louis, Missouri – 25 September 1936 in Monahans, Texas) was an American trumpeter, cornetist, and composer.

Llewellyn was the son of a trumpeter, coronetist and composer. In 1890, Edward began to study the cornet with his father. He also studied piano, violin, and harmony at Chicago Music College. In 1893, father and son played in the orchestra of the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition Fair. Edward Llewellyn also played in the Chicago Marine Band 1895-1899, later becoming solo trumpet in the band from 1900-1904. He played, again with his father, at the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York in 1901.

After the turn of the century, Llewellyn played cornet and trumpet with Brooke's Band on Catalina Island. On August 26, 1903 Llewellyn caught a record sea bass at Santa Catalina Island. It weighed 425 pounds.

Llewellyn was also a gifted sportsman, wrestler and golfer. In 1907 and 1908 he was the U.S. national champion cyclist. Llewelyn was the principal trumpet player with the Chicago Symphony for 22 years. At the time of his accidental death in Texas, he was personnel manager of the Chicago Symphony.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1879, Died January 1st, 1936 (Texas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-12110 10-in. 6/13/1912 My regards waltz William H. Reitz Xylophone solo, with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Llewellyn, Edward," accessed September 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102984.

Llewellyn, Edward. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102984.

"Llewellyn, Edward." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 September 2021.

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