Master of the Queen's Music

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Master of the Queen's Music

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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain when the sovereign is female) a court post dating from the reign of Charles I. It is an honorary title and normally held by an established English composer. Also called (when the sovereign is male): Master of the King's Music
2. (Music, other) (in Britain when the sovereign is female) a court post dating from the reign of Charles I. It is an honorary title and normally held by an established English composer. Also called (when the sovereign is male): Master of the King's Music
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Simon Halsey conducts the CBSO and 16 young soloists from Birmingham Conservatoire, following this performance with the CBSO Chorus in Storm, by new Master of the Queen's Musick, Judith Weir.
SIR Peter Maxwell Davies, master of the queen's musick, is getting more conservative in his old age.
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The Newdigate Newsletter is clearly mistaken in giving Kremberg as the composer of the ode performed in the morning, because that duty was the preserve of John Eccles, the Master of the Queen's Musick.
In 1893 he was appointed Master of the Queen's Musick, and was succeeded by Elgar.
On completion of the work, Elgar sought the assistance of Sir Walter Parratt, Master of the Queen's Musick, in securing Queen Victoria's acceptance of the dedication, to which she graciously acceded.
Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies is Master of the Queen's Musick - the equivalent of the poet laureate, currently Andrew Motion.
Sir Arthur Bliss, then Master of the Queen's Musick, conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in his Introduction and Allegro at the Cheltenham Music Festival in 1969.
The orchestral commissions began in 1955 with the Meditations on a Theme of John Blow by the then Master of the Queen's Musick, Sir Arthur Bliss.
553698): The work of our one-time Master of the Queen's Musick may appeal to others, but I'm afraid I find the facility with which Sir Arthur Bliss appropriates the linguistic devices of French and American composers, Elgar, Prokofiev and Wagner among others as well, indicative of an ultimately arid creative personality, scarcely throbbing with inner impulse.

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