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Ernest Bullock (Conductor, Organ, Educator)

Born: September 15, 1890 - Wigan, England
Died: May 24, 1979 - Aylesbury, England

The English organist, conductor, and educator, Sir Ernest Bullock, studied organ with Bairstow in Leeds. He also took courses at the University of Durham, receiving Bachelor of Music in 1908 and Doctor of Music in 1914).

After serving as sub-organist at Manchester Cathedral from 1912 to 1925, Ernest Bullock was organist and choirmaster at Exeter Cathedral from 1919 to 1927. In 1928 he was named organist, and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, and as such participated in several coronations. He became Gardiner Professor of Music at the University of Glasgow in 1941. He was then director of the Royal College of Music in London from 1952 until his retirement in 1960. He was knighted by King George VI in 1951.

 

Source: Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
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Aryeh Oron (April 2002)

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