Lindsay Lafford in 1947
St. Louis, 1947

Dr. Lindsay A. Lafford,
Lord of Ridley

L.H.D, F.R.C.O.(CHM), F.T.C.L., F.A.G.O.,
L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M., M.R.S.T., A.S.C.A.P.
Lafford Family

Geneva, New York

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About the Ridley Lordship

1912 – 2014
Lindsay Arthur Lafford, aged 101 years and 5 months, passed away peacefully the morning of April 5th, 2014 after a brief illness. He was at his home of the previous 20 years, Friendship Village of Tempe, Arizona and was surrounded by his family. Until his illness, he was playing organ for Sunday services, arranging pieces for the brass and piano trio in which he played, and preparing compositions for performance and publication.

A memorial service was held April 10, 2014 in Skirm Auditorium, Friendship Village, Tempe, AZ, attended by his family and friends, celebrating Lindsay, his life and his music.

Lindsay Lafford at Hereford Cathedral
Hereford Cathedral, 2005

In Memoriam
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the
Lindsay Lafford Endowed Music Fund to benefit the Department of Music, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY.
This link takes you to the HWS form, on which you would designate
Other: Lindsay Lafford Endowed Music Fund

Or Phone: 1-877-HWS-GIFT Or Mail: Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Office of Advancement, 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Thank you.

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Performances of his Music

On November 1, 2015 the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, will host the Installation of the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry. Bishop Curry, as an udergraduate at Hobart and William Smith Colleges 1971-1975, was a student in Lindsay's music appreciation courses. To celebrate that connection, Benjamin Straley, Organist & Associate Director of Music will perform two of Lindsay's pieces as part of the extended organ prelude: the "Ostinato from 'Suite for Organ'" as well as his "Dithyramb on 'Paderborn'". The event will be Live Streamed from the Cathedral starting sometime between 11:00 and 11:15 AM, Sunday, November 1st.
More info: Installation Information   The Program


Listen to 75 Selected Recordings of Lindsay's Instrumental and Choral works spanning over seven decades.



Paraclete Press of Cape Cod, Massuchusetts, has seven of Lindsay's compositions in print.