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

7th August 2022

PERFORMERS
Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Benjamin Ellin
LOCATION
Tatton Park, Knutsford, United Kingdom

19th November 2022

PERFORMERS
Aldeburgh Music Club
CONDUCTOR
Tom Appleton
LOCATION
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, United Kingdom

26th November 2022

PERFORMERS
Nottingham Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Derek Williams
LOCATION
Albert Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom

17th December 2022

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

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