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Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (Composer)

Born: 27th February 1848, Bournemouth, England

Died: 7th October 1918, Rustington, England

Nationality: English

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet was an English composer, teacher and historian of music.

Parry was born in 1848 in Richmond Hill in Bournemouth.

Parry's first major works appeared in 1880. As a composer he is best known for the choral song "Jerusalem", his 1902 setting for the coronation anthem "I was glad", the choral and orchestral ode Blest Pair of Sirens, and the hymn tune "Repton", which sets the words "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind". His orchestral works include five symphonies and a set of Symphonic Variations.

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Recording of the Week, Charles Hubert Parry's Judith from William Vann and the London Mozart Players

Parry’s 1888 oratorio on the Apocryphal tale of an avenging Jewish widow emerges as a worthy successor to Mendelssohn’s Elijah in this gripping world premiere recording with Sarah Fox, Kathryn Rudge and Toby Spence.

Recording of the Week, I was glad: Sacred Music by Stanford & Parry

Robert King and his Consort present lavish orchestrations (on period instruments) of Parry’s Te Deum, I was glad, Blest Pair of Sirens and Jerusalem, and four of Stanford’s canticle settings, with Carolyn Sampson and David Wilson-Johnson as soloists.

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