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The facts behind the Masters of Music
6. Malcolm Williamson
Williamson's appointment as Master of the Queen's Music came as a surprise to many who believed that it would go to an eminent British composer such as Malcolm Arnold. Controversy continued to dog his years as Master of the Queen's Musick when whispers of royal displeasure at his failure to finish the Jubilee Symphony he was expected to deliver for the Silver Jubilee in 1977 were leaked.