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Sir Philip Ledger, sometime organist of Chelmsford Cathedral, Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge 1974-1982, and Principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 74.

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Sir Philip Ledger, sometime organist of Chelmsford Cathedral, Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge 1974-1982, and Principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 74.

Only met him a couple of times - a real gent with an infectious love of music.

 

RIP Sir P

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News has been received that in the same week as Sir Philip Ledger's death was announced, his assistant and successor at Chelmsford Cathedral, John Jordan, died suddenly on Friday night.

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A memorial evensong for Sir Philip Ledger will be sung in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, on 2 March at 5.30 p.m.; and the annual Foundation Concert on 16 March at 5.30 p.m. will be dedicated to his memory.

On Friday 22 March, at 7.30 p.m., there will be a special concert in the Glasgow University Memorial Chapel. Tickets are free on the door; or phone 0141 332 5057; or visit www.rcs.ac.uk/boxoffice.

(Church Times obituary, 11 January, 2013).

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A memorial evensong for Sir Philip Ledger will be sung in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, on 2 March at 5.30 p.m..

 

The programme for that service will be:

 

Introit I will lift up mine eyes: Ledger

Responses: Radcliffe

Psalm 130: Walford Davies

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis: Walmisley in d

Anthems Hymn to St Cecilia: Britten

The Risen Christ – O think of stepping ashore: Ledger

Hymn Requiem – Thanksgiving Hymn: Ledger

Organ Voluntary Symphonie V – Toccata: Widor

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It ought to be recorded here that the Very Revd Michael Till, sometime Dean of Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, and formerly Dean of Winchester, gave a moving address at the funeral of his friend and colleague Sir Philip Ledger on 4 December, and having driven home to Sussex, he himself died.

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It ought to be recorded here that the Very Revd Michael Till, sometime Dean of Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, and formerly Dean of Winchester, gave a moving address at the funeral of his friend and colleague Sir Philip Ledger on 4 December, and having driven home to Sussex, he himself died.

 

Thank you for that. Michael Till was Dean when I was an undergraduate. I didn't know that he had died.

 

May he rest in peace.

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