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Master of the King's [Queen's] Music

in The Oxford Companion to Music

Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199579037

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The only remaining post in the secular musical establishment of the British royal family; its duties are the occasional composition of music for royal or state occasions (the musical equivalent of the Poet Laureate). The post was created in the first half of the 17th century, in the reign of ...

Reference Entry.  220 words. 

Subjects: Music

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