Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (Hubert)

1848 - 1918

British

Summary

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet (27 February 1848 - 7 October 1918) was an English composer, teacher and historian of music.

Parry's first major works appeared in 1880. As a composer he is best known for the choral song Jerusalem, the coronation anthem I was glad, and the hymn tune Repton, which sets the words "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind". He was director of the Royal College of Music from 1895 until his death and was also professor of music at the University of Oxford from 1900 to 1908. He also wrote several books about music and music history.Some contemporaries rated him as the finest English composer since Henry Purcell, but his academic duties prevented him from devoting all his energies to composition.

Performances

10th December 2022

PERFORMERS
Mid Sussex Sinfonia
LOCATION
Hurstpierpoint Church, Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom

17th December 2022

PERFORMERS
Christopher Comley
LOCATION
St Bernards School, Slough, United Kingdom

17th December 2022

PERFORMERS
Slough Philharmonic Orchestra
LOCATION
St Bernards, Langley, United Kingdom

30th April 2023

PERFORMERS
Hertfordshire Schools' Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Rufus Frowde
LOCATION
Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom

20th May 2023

PERFORMERS
Liverpool Hope Metropolitan Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Helen Thomas
LOCATION
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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