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This item is taken from PN Review 13, Volume 6 Number 5, May - June 1980.

The Saint Cecilia Petition
To the Right Reverend Fathers-in-God, the Clergy, and the Laity of the General Synod of the Church of England.


We the undersigned, desire to maintain the musical inheritance associated with the Anglican and Roman traditions. We recognise a positive aspect to change in the ordering of worship, and would want to encourage fresh and powerful contributions to a developing tradition. Nevertheless there are ominous signs that the repository of past achievements is in danger. The musical wealth of the churches is linked to classic texts, biblical and liturgical, of unique force and numinous power. We believe that texts and music should remain as the living patrimony of Christian communities in this country, shared by all, and that every effort should be made to ensure they are known and loved for generations to come.

Sir Lennox Berkeley, C. B. E.
Peter Maxwell Davies
Anthony Hopkins, C. B. E.
Dr Herbert Howells C. H., C. B. E.
John Joubert, Department of Music, Birmingham University
Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Elizabeth Poston F. R. A. M., Co-Editor The Cambridge Hymnal
Alan Ridout, Royal College of Music
Dr Edmund Rubra C. B. E.
Dr Herbert Sumsion C. B. E.
John Taverner, The Russian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral
Sir William Walton O. M.
Malcolm Williamson C. B. E., Master of the Queen's Music
William Wordsworth

Richard Baker
Dame Janet Baker D. B. E.
Sir Adrian Boult C. H.
Ann Boult
Julian Bream C. B. E.
Patrick Carnegy, Music Editor, Faber&Faber
(The Late) Alfred Deller C. B. E.
Paul Esswood
Jill Gomez
Elizabeth Harwood
Lady Jeans
Benjamin Luxon
George Malcolm, Papal Knight of the Order of St Gregory the Great; Sometime Master of the Music, Westminster Cathedral
Sir Peter Pears C. B. E.
Frances Powers
Alan Powers
Michael Powers
John Shirley-Quirk C. B. E.
Ursula Vaughan Williams

Meredith Davies, Principal Designate Trinity College of Music; Conductor Royal Choral Society
Charles Farncombe, Director, Handel Opera Society
Dr George Guest, President Royal College of Organists; Director of Music St John's College, Cambridge University
John Hosier, Principal the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Dr Gerard Knight C. B. E., Formerly Director of the Royal School of Church Music
Dr W. S. Lloyd-Webber, Director London College of Music; Director of Music, Central Hall, Westminster
Sir Anthony Lewis C. B. E., Principal Royal Academy of Music
Dr David Lumsden, Principal Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Professor Denis Stevens D. H. L., F. S. A. Accademia Monteverdiana
Sir David Willcocks C. B. E., M. C., Principal Royal College of Music
Dr H. Watkins Shaw F. S. A. Librarian and Fellow Royal College of Music
Dr John Wray, Dean of Studies of Music, Royal Northern College of Music

Kenneth Beard, Rector Chori, Southwell Minster
(The Late) Sir Ernest Bullock C. V. C., Sometime Organist Westminster Abbey and Principal Royal College of Music
Anthony Crossland, Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral
Barry Ferguson, Master of the Choristers, Rochester Cathedral
Roger Fisher, Master of the Choristers, Chester Cathedral
Christopher Gower, Master of the Choristers, Peterborough Cathedral
Clifford Harker, Master of the Choristers, Bristol Cathedral
Dr Donald Hunt, Master of the Choristers, Worcester Cathedral
Peter Hurford, Lately Master of the Music, St Albans Cathedral
Dr Francis Jackson, Master of the Choristers, York Minster
Ian Little, Master of the Choristers, Coventry Cathedral
Dr Philip Marshall, Master of the Choristers, Lincoln Cathedral
Roy Massey, Master of the Choristers, Hereford Cathedral
Graham Matthews, Organist, Sheffield Cathedral
Michael Nicholas, Master of the Music, Norwich Cathedral
Ronald Perrin, Master of the Choristers, Ripon Cathedral
Noel Rawsthorne, Master of the Music, Liverpool Cathedral
Keith Rhodes, Master of the Choristers, Bradford Cathedral
Wallace Ross, Master of the Music, Derby Cathedral
John Sanders, Master of the Music, Gloucester Cathedral
Richard Seal, Master of the Choristers, Salisbury Cathedral
Dr Arthur Wills, Master of the Music, Ely Cathedral
Dr Stanley Vann, Lately Master of the Music, Peterborough Cathedral
Robert Vincent, Master of the Music, Manchester Cathedral

Dr William Cole M. V. O., Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral
J. E. Cox, Organist, Twerton Parich Church
Denys Darlow, Director of Music, St George's Hanover Square; Royal College of Music
Andrew I. Fletcher, Director of Music, Collegiate Church of St Mary, warwick
Ronald Frost, Organist, st Ann's Manchester; Chorus Master Hallé Concerts Society
Dr Harry Gabb C. V. O., Sometime Organist and Composer, H. M. Chapels Royal
Timothy Goulter, Assistant Director of Music, Wells Cathedral School
Dr Douglas Guest C. V. O., Organist and Master of the Choristers Westminster Abbey
Richard Hickox, Director of Music, st Margaret's Westminster
J. D. Holroyd, Master of the Choristers, Bath Abbey
Philip Ledger, Director of Music, Kings College, Cambridge
Dr P. G. Le Huray, St Catherine's College Cambridge
Dr Richard Marlow, Trinity College, Cambridge
Andrew Morris, Director of Music, St Bartholomew-the-Great
Margaret Phillips, Director of Music, St Lawrence-next-Guildhall
Richard Popplewell, Organist, Choirmaster and Composer H. M. Chapels Royal, St James' Palace
Dr Christopher Robinson, Organist, St George's Chapel, Windsor
Dr Bernard Rose, Informator Choristarum, Magdalen College, Oxford
M. Sealy, Sub-Organist, Bath Abbey
Eric Spencer, Organist, Brighton Parish Church
Dr G. Thalben-Ball, Organist, The Temple Church
William Whittle, Director of Music, Wells Cathedral School

Herrick Bunney M. V. O., Organist St Giles&39; Edinburgh
David Goddard, Royal College of Organists
Dr Michael J. Smith, Master of the Choristers, Llandaff Cathedral
John R. Turner, Master of the Music, Glasgow Cathedral

S. J. Cleobury, Master of the Music, Westminster Cathedral
Philip E. Duffy, Master of the Music, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Terence Duffy, Organist, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Shaun MacCarthy, Master of the Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark
Nicholas Danby, Church of Immaculate Conception, Farm St.

W. W. L. Baker, Royal College of Organists
Dr V. Butcher, Music Librarian, Worcester Cathedral
The Rev. Bernard Fernyhough, Archdeacon of Oakham
Harman Grisewood
Inglis Gundry, Extra Mural Departments of London, Cambridge and Surrey Universities
Professor Brian Harvey, Professor of Law, Birmingham University
Professor Sir Bernard Lovell F. R. S., Professor of Radio Astronomy, Jodrell Bank, Manchester University
The Very Rev. P. R. Mitchell, Dean of Wells
Professor Roy Moore C. B. E., Late Head Master, Mill Hill School
Harry Pitt, Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford University
K. Graham Routledge, Precentor, Peterborough Cathedral
Canon D. Rutter, Precentor, Lincoln Cathedral
R. S. Thompson, Former Headmaster, Bloxham School

from Gravesend School

    Roger Bourne, Head of Modern Languages John Meldrum, Head of Geography
    John Moore Edward Stead, Head of English
A. J. Watson-Wennyss, Head of Classics

from The Choir Kings College, Cambridge
    Simon Brown, Choral Scholar Martin Bussey, Choral Scholar
    Julian Cope, Choral Scholar David Cordier, Choral Scholar
    Charles Daniels, Choral Scholar S. G. H. Davies, Choral Scholar
    Christopher Gillett, Choral Scholar Simon P. Halsey, Choral Scholar
    Nigel C. Howells, Choral Scholar David Lowe, Choral Scholar
    Tim Payne, Choral Scholar James Waters, Choral Scholar
Thomas Trotter, Organ Scholar

fromThe Choir, Bath Abbey
    I. P. Cox D. D. Falconer
    M. J. P. Heaton J. C. Hopegood
    J. R. Key-Pugh D. R. Norton
    M. H. Painting T. Snowdon
    N. J. Spooner J. W. spriggs

This item is taken from PN Review 13, Volume 6 Number 5, May - June 1980.

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