Adrian TAYLOR MA
ArmsSable, on a bend engrailed between two bends or both charged with a bendlet sable a rose gules barbed and seeded ppr. between two square billets also sable.
CrestIssuant from a cornet or a hart salient argent attired and unguled or gorged with a plain collar attached thereto a chain reflexed over the back holding between the forefeet a cup or replenished with lilies argent slipped vert.
MottoNOMEN DOMINI INVOCABO (Call upon the name of the Lord)
A Lancastrian by birth, Mr Taylor is a London-based music educationalist with research interests in early liturgical chant. The beds and square billets recall the traditional four-line stave and square notation of Gregorian chant. The hart alludes to the psalm verse (42 vs 1) Sicut Cervus, which exists as a beautiful setting by Palestrina. The golden cup is a symbol of the Eucharist and is in addition the name of the grantee’s local public house.
Granted1st July 1999 (College of Arms)
AgentRobert Noel (Bluemantle Pursuivant)