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Born: 15 September 1890
Died: 24 May 1979
Biography Ernest Bullock was born in Wigan on 15 September 1890, and he died at Aylesbury on 24 May 1979. He was educated at the Wigan Grammar School, and later he studied the organ with Edward Bairstow in Leeds. He took courses at the University of Durham, receiving his Bachelor of Music in 1908, and then his Doctor of Music in 1914. He had already gained considerable experience in church music in his position as assistant organist at Leeds Parish Church (1907), and later as sub-organist at Manchester Cathedral (1912), when the first world war arrived, and interrupted his career as he served.
On his return from active service abroad in February 1919, he became organist at St Michael's College, Tenbury, but by the end of the year he was appointed by Exeter Cathedral where he stayed until 1927. On the retirement of Nicholson from Westminster Abbey in 1928 Bullock was chosen to succeed him. Within his first ten years of working in London, he was called upon to provide the music for several royal functions, including the Royal Coronation in 1937.
In 1941, he became Principal of the Royal Scottish Academy; he was knighted in 1951, and in 1952, he succeeded George Dyson as director of the Royal College of Music.
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List of choral works
- Echo (1954)
- Give us the wings of faith (1925) - SATB/Organ
- Holy Is The True Light - Unison/Organ
- Into Thy Gracious Hands - SATB/Organ
- Lullaby, oh, lullaby! Flowers are closed and lambs are sleeping (1961)
- Magnificat And Nunc Dimittis In C (With Minor 7th) - SATB/Organ
- O Most Merciful (SATB)
- Veni, Creator Spiritus (Come Holy Ghost) - SATB/Organ
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