Music: An Appointment

Sir Edward Elgar, composer of Pomp and Circumstance (as red-coated a British tune as Sousa's Stars and Stripes is true-blue American), has been created "Master of the King's Music," by special and personal appointment of H. M. King George. In this office he succeeds Sir Walter

Parratt, who died last month. In former times, this dignitary had to work to hold his job: he had to compose odes for the King's birthday and for New Year's Day. Henry Purcell, England's greatest old-time musician, had to do this while he held the post, from...

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