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With news of another Royal baby, we look at what pieces from classical music history were composed to celebrate Royal babies and birthdays of old.
Master of the King's Music between 1674 and his death in 1700, Nicholas Staggins was responsible for a series of musical odes composed for William III's (pictured) birthday. Staggins was not a big name, even at the time of his tenure, and history suggests that he wasn't well-loved either, so perhaps it's best that these odes have been lost along the way…
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