Peter Maxwell Davies
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The facts behind the Masters of Music
2. Peter Maxwell Davies
Davies' appointment as Master of the Queen's Music was controversial at the time as the composer was a vocal republican. But eight years on from taking the post, Davies admits he is now all in favour of the monarchy, telling the Daily Telegraph in 2010 "I have come to realise that there is a lot to be said for the monarchy. It represents continuity, tradition and stability."