Bullock, Ernest (b Wigan, 15 September, 1890 - d Aylesbury, 1979)
Bullock was educated at Wigan Grammar School, and he took his Doctorate of Music at Durham University in 1914. He had already gained considerable experience in church music as assistant organist at Leeds Parish Church (1907), and as sub-organist at Manchester Cathedral (1912), when the first world war interrupted his career.

On his return from active service abroad in February 1919, he became organist at St Michael's College, Tenbury, but before 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 Coronation 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.