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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?
Walford Davies (1869-1941) held the title for just seven years from 1934 until his death. Davies was taught by and was an assistant to another Master, Walter Parratt, for five years before studying at the Royal College of Music in 1890 where his teachers included Hubert Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford. He was the first Master of the King's Music to be well known to the public by this title.
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