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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.
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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