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Charles Hubert Parry

Charles Hubert Parry

Sir Charles Hubert Parry was an English composer and historian of music. Parry's first major works appeared in 1880. As a composer he is best known for the choral song "Jerusalem", his 1902 setting for the coronation anthem "I was glad", the choral and orchestral ode Blest Pair of Sirens, and the hymn tune "Repton", which sets the words "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind". His orchestral works include five symphonies and a set of Symphonic Variations.

After early attempts to work in insurance, at his father's behest, Parry was taken up by George Grove, first as a contributor to Grove's massive Dictionary of Music and Musicians in the 1870s and 80s, and then in 1883 as professor of composition and musical history at the Royal College of Music, of which Grove was the first head. In 1895 Parry succeeded Grove as head of the College, remaining in the post for the rest of his life. He was concurrently Heather Professor of Music at the University of Oxford from 1900 to 1908. He wrote several books about music and music history, the best-known of which is probably his 1909 study of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Both in his lifetime and afterwards, Parry's reputation and critical standing have varied. His academic duties were considerable, and prevented him from devoting all his energies to composition, but some contemporaries such as Charles Villiers Stanford rated him as the finest English composer since Henry Purcell; others, such as Frederick Delius, did not. Parry's influence on later composers, by contrast, is widely recognised. Edward Elgar learned much of his craft from Parry's articles in Grove's Dictionary, and among those who studied under Parry at the Royal College were Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Frank Bridge and John Ireland.

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Terra Nova

Terra Nova

Marianne Beate Kielland / Jan Gunnar Hoff

Charles Hubert Parry, Adolph Thomsen, Jan Gunnar Hoff, Halvdan Sivertsen
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Time and its Passing

Time and its Passing

Rodolfus Choir

William Byrd, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Zoltán Kodály, Arvo Pärt, Herbert Howells, Thomas Tallis
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A Knight’s Progress

A Knight’s Progress

The Temple Church Choir / Greg Morris

Edward Bairstow, Franz Joseph Haydn, Nico Muhly, Charles Hubert Parry, John Taverner, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton
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