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Encyclopedia > Ernest Bullock

Sir Ernest Bullock (15 September 1890, Wigan, England24 May 1979, Aylesbury, England) was an English organist, composer, and educator. September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, North West England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Statistics Population: 69,173 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP818138 Administration District: Aylesbury Vale Shire county: Buckinghamshire Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Buckinghamshire Historic county: Buckinghamshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office... Organ in Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany // The pipe organ (Greek ὄργανον, órganon) is a musical instrument that produces sound by admitting pressurized air through a series of pipes. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...


Life

Bullock studied organ with Edward Bairstow in Leeds. He also took courses at the University of Durham, receiving Bachelor of Music in 1908 and Doctor of Music in 1914. Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (22 August 1874 — 1 May 1946) was an English organist and composer in the Anglican church music tradition. ... Leeds is a major city in West Yorkshire, England. ... Durham University is a university in England. ...


After serving as sub-organist at Manchester Cathedral from 1912 to 1925, he 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. Manchester Cathedral The rear of the cathedral The interior Manchester Cathedral is a Medieval church located on Victoria Street in central Manchester. ... The west front. ... The Abbeys western façade The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral (and indeed often mistaken for one), in Westminster, London, just to the west... The coronation of Empress Farah, of Iran in 1967. ... University of Glasgow Founded in 1928 and endowed by the gift of William Guthrie Gardiner and Sir Frederick Crombie Gardiner, shipowners in Glasgow. ... The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451, in Glasgow, Scotland. ... // The Royal College of Music from Prince Consort Road, London The Royal College of Music is a prestigious music school located in Kensington, London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) (14 December 1895–6 February 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from 11 December 1936 until his death. ...


Works

Bullock is known for his church music, especially the anthem Give us the wings of faith. An anthem is a choral composition to an English religious text sung in church services. ...


 
 

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