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Masters of the Queen's - and King's - Music
Sir William Parsons (1745/6–1817) was Master of the King's Musick under George III between 1786 and 1817. He composed a number of anthems for royal occasions. Described as an 'unremarkable composer and musician', he probably gained the title more through tutoring the king's family than any musical merit.