Pizzicato Minuet (Robert Docker arr. George Pollen). Robert Docker was born in London on 5th June 1918, the son of a gas worker. He was educated first at North Paddington Central School, during which time he also received some private musical tuition. He arrived with a London County Council Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied viola, piano and composition. He also learned to play the organ, the harpsichord and the violin, but it was his particular skill at the piano keyboard that largely determined the successful career that was to lie ahead of him. His first arrangement was broadcast in 1936 and his début on air came some ten years later. He died on 9th May1992. Pizzicato Minuet was composed in 1949. I own the copyright.