Meredith Davies

(1922—2005) organist and conductor

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(b Birkenhead, 1922; d New Alresford, Hants, 2005). Eng. conductor and organist. Cond. Bach Choir 1947, org. and master of choristers St Albans Cath. 1947–9, org., Hereford Cath. 1949–56, assoc. cond. CBSO 1957–60, mus. dir. EOG 1963–5, cond. Vancouver SO 1964–71, BBC Training Orch. 1969–72. Prin., TCL 1979–88. Shared, with composer, conducting of f.p. of Britten's War Requiem (Coventry, 1962). Guest cond. leading Brit. orchs., also at CG, SW, Aldeburgh, and other fests. CBE 1982.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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