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Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918) was the thoroughly English composer of the most English of tunes, Jerusalem.
Life and Music
- Parry was educated at Eton and Oxford University.
- Although he was among the most successful composers of his day, writing symphonies, oratorios and a piano concerto, musical immortality has come for him through his coronation anthem I Was Glad and his hymn tunes, which include Dear Lord and Father of Mankind and, of course, Jerusalem.
- Parry was director of the Royal College of Music from 1894 and Professor of Music at Oxford from 1897.
- He received a knighthood in 1898 and a baronetcy in 1902.
Did you know?
The Women's Institute adopted Jerusalem as its song following the work's association with the Votes for Women movement. Parry's wife was herself a suffragette.
Find out more about Parry's I Was Glad. Watch and listen to different recordings and download your favourite.
The BBC Concert Orchestra plays with impressive spirit and precision under John Wilson on this collection of English orchestral writing
A glorious collection of English choral music.
Top Parry Pieces
Lady Radnor's Suite (1)
- Conductor: Patrick Hawes
- Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
- Record Label: Classic FM
- Catalog: CFM D16
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