I: I Was Glad
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Best of British Classical Music: an A-Z
9. I: I Was Glad
From the first few brassy opening notes on the organ to the triumphant full choir, in just over five minutes, Sir Charles Hubert Parry manages to fill the piece with choral ecstasy and prayerful reverence in equal measure. He’s good at that: Parry’s also responsible for composing the English anthem, ‘Jerusalem’.