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The World's Greatest Music
It's an institution that goes back almost 500 years. Today, Judith Weir is Master of the Queen's Music but who were her illustrious predecessors?
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (b.1934) was appointed Master of the Queen's Music in March 2004 for a ten-year period, unlike previous appointments, which were for life. Davies' appointment to the post was initially controversial, as he was a republican. However he confirmed in 2010 that close contact with the Queen had converted him to monarchism. He told the Daily Telegraph, 'I have come to realise that there is a lot to be said for the monarchy. It represents continuity, tradition and stability.'
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