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Parry, Sir Hubert (1848-1918)  

Sir Hubert Parry

born: 27 February 1848
died: 7 October 1918
country: United Kingdom

Sir C Hubert H Parry (1848–1918) was one of the most important figures in late nineteenth-century English music. Parry’s role as a teacher and a writer was crucial; both he and Stanford were able to revitalize English music at a time when standards were low. Parry obtained his Batchelor of Music degree whilst still at Eton, and, before he went up to Exeter College Oxford, one of his morning services had already been sung at Magdalen College. He earned fame at school as a baritone and spent much of his time at Oxford playing sport. He had time to found the Oxford University Musical Club with C Harford Lloyd and studied privately with Sterndale Bennett and G A Macfarren. He also sampled the flavour of Continental music, studying with the Englishman Henry Hugo Pierson in Stuttgart. After Oxford he worked for Lloyd’s Shipping, but continued his musical studies with Dannreuther, who brought his work to the fore in 1880 when he played his Piano Concerto at the Crystal Palace.

Parry was appointed to the staff of the Royal College of Music in 1883 when it opened, succeeding Grove as its director the following year. In 1900 he succeeded Stainer as professor of music at Oxford. Parry made many contributions to musical literature as a scholar (especially in his later years), including his important work on Bach. Although Parry played the organ as a youth and wrote some important pieces for the instrument, the life of the cathedral musician never attracted him. He composed much church music which was quickly absorbed into the repertoires of the choral foundations.

from notes by William McVicker 2005

Albums
'Parry & Stanford: Nonets' (CDA66291)
Parry & Stanford: Nonets
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'Parry & Stanford: Piano Concertos' (CDA66820)
Parry & Stanford: Piano Concertos
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'Parry: Job' (CDA67025)
Parry: Job
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'Parry: Sacred Choral Music' (CDA66273)
Parry: Sacred Choral Music
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'Parry: Songs' (CDA67044)
Parry: Songs
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'Parry: Violin Sonatas' (CDH55266)
Parry: Violin Sonatas
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'Adeste fideles' (CDA66668)
Adeste fideles
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'All in the April Evening' (CDH55243)
All in the April Evening
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'English Orchestral Songs' (CDA67065)
English Orchestral Songs
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'On this Island' (CDA67227)
On this Island
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'Praise to the Lord' (CDH55036)
Praise to the Lord
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'Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 7 79-92' (CDP11007)
Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 7 79-92
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'Rejoice, the Lord is king!' (CDA68013)
Rejoice, the Lord is king!
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'Remembrance' (CDA67398)
Remembrance
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'Service high and anthems clear' (CDH88006)
Service high and anthems clear
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'Shakespeare's Kingdom' (CDA66136)
Shakespeare's Kingdom
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'Songs to Shakespeare' (CDA66480)
Songs to Shakespeare
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'Stanford & Parry: Nonets' (CDA66291)
Stanford & Parry: Nonets
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'Stanford & Parry: Piano Concertos' (CDA66820)
Stanford & Parry: Piano Concertos
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'The English Anthem, Vol. 3' (CDA66618)
The English Anthem, Vol. 3
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'The English Anthem, Vol. 4' (CDA66678)
The English Anthem, Vol. 4
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'The English Anthem, Vol. 5' (CDA66758)
The English Anthem, Vol. 5
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'The English Anthem, Vol. 6' (CDA66826)
The English Anthem, Vol. 6
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'The English Anthem, Vol. 7' (CDA67087)
The English Anthem, Vol. 7
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'The English Anthem, Vol. 8' (CDA67483)
The English Anthem, Vol. 8
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'The English Hymn, Vol. 2 – Jerusalem the Golden' (CDP12102)
The English Hymn, Vol. 2 – Jerusalem the Golden
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'The English Hymn, Vol. 4 – All things bright and beautiful' (CDP12104)
The English Hymn, Vol. 4 – All things bright and beautiful
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'The Music of St Paul's Cathedral' (SPCC2000)
The Music of St Paul's Cathedral
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'The Psalms of David' (CDS44101/12)
The Psalms of David
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'Victorian Concert Overtures' (CDH55088)
Victorian Concert Overtures
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'A Treasury of English Song' (HYP30)
A Treasury of English Song
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A wind sways the pines  First line to Dirge in woods, No 4 of English Lyrics VIII (Parry)
And did those feet in ancient time  First line to Jerusalem (Parry/Thalben-Ball)
And did those feet in ancient time  First line to Jerusalem (Parry)
And it was so, that the Lord turned the captivity of Job (Narrator)  Scene 4 No 7 of Job (Parry)
And the Lord said to Satan (Narrator/Chorus/Satan)  Scene 1 No 2 of Job (Parry)
And there came a messenger to Job, and said (Narrator/Shepherd Boy/Job/Satan/Chorus)  Scene 2 No 3 of Job (Parry)
And yet I love her till I die  No 2 of English Lyrics VI (Parry)
Armida's garden (Parry)
As I went down to Taunton Town  First line to The Spirit of the Spring, No 3 of English Lyrics XI (Parry)
As I went up a woodland walk  First line to The Blackbird, No 4 of English Lyrics XI (Parry)
At the round earth's imagined corners  No 5 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
Beautiful up from the deeps of the solemn sea  First line to Sleep, No 6 of English Lyrics VII (Parry)
But now my soul is poured out upon me (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 7 of Job (Parry)
But put forth Thine hand now (Satan/Narrator/Chorus)  Scene 1 No 3 of Job (Parry)
Capriccio. Allegretto 'To Dolly'  Set 2 No 3 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
Capriccio. Vivace 'To Dolly'  Set 1 No 3 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
Capriccio. Vivace 'To Gwen'  Set 3 No 3 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
Cold is the air  First line to Nightfall in winter, No 2 of English Lyrics VIII (Parry)
Come, O Sabean horde! Come, and destroy! (Satan/Chorus)  Scene 2 No 2 of Job (Parry)
Crossing the bar 'Sunset and evening star' (Parry)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind  First line to Repton (Parry/Scott)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind  First line to Repton (Parry/Willcocks/Scott)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind  First line to Repton (Parry)
Dirge in woods  No 4 of English Lyrics VIII (Parry)
English Lyrics II (Parry)
English Lyrics III (Parry)
English Lyrics IV (Parry)
English Lyrics V (Parry)
English Lyrics VI (Parry)
English Lyrics VII (Parry)
English Lyrics VIII (Parry)
English Lyrics XI (Parry)
Envoi. Andantino 'To Dolly'  Set 2 No 4 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
Envoi. Andantino, quasi allegretto 'To Dolly'  Set 3 No 4 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
Evening Service in D major 'The Great' (Parry)
Fantasie Sonata in B major (Parry)
Farewell, thou art too dear for my possessing (Parry)
For I know that Thou shalt bring me unto death (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 8 of Job (Parry)
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days? (Chorus)  Scene 4 No 3 of Job (Parry)
Hast thou given the horse strength? (Chorus)  Scene 4 No 4 of Job (Parry)
Hear my words, ye people (Parry)
How should a man be just with God? (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 3 of Job (Parry)
I had a dream last night  First line to Through the Ivory Gate, No 5 of English Lyrics III (Parry)
I have been there before, O my love!  First line to Armida's garden (Parry)
I know my soul hath power to know all things  No 2 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
I was glad (Parry)
Idyll. Allegretto 'To K.M.'  Set 1 No 1 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
If thou would'st ease thine heart  No 2 of English Lyrics III (Parry)
Jerusalem (Parry)
Jerusalem (Parry/Thalben-Ball)
Job (Parry)
Julia  No 5 of English Lyrics VII (Parry)
Laudate Dominum (Parry)
Lay a garland on my hearse  No 4 of English Lyrics V (Parry)
Let the day perish wherein I was born (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 1 of Job (Parry)
Lift up thy voice, O son of man, and cry (Chorus)  Scene 2 No 4 of Job (Parry)
Lord, let me know mine end  No 6 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
Love is a bable  No 3 of English Lyrics VI (Parry)
Lullaby. Andantino 'To Maude'  Set 1 No 4 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Evening Service in D major 'The Great' (Parry)
Man that is born of woman is of few days (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 5 of Job (Parry)
More fond than Cushat Dove  No 2 of Three Songs, Op 12 (Parry)
Music  No 3 of Three Songs, Op 12 (Parry)
My heart is like a singing bird (Parry)
My soul is weary of my life (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 4 of Job (Parry)
My soul, there is a country  No 1 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
Never weather-beaten sail  No 3 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
Nightfall in winter  No 2 of English Lyrics VIII (Parry)
No longer mourn for me  No 3 of English Lyrics II (Parry)
Nonet in B flat major (Parry)
Now when Job's friends heard of all this evil (Narrator)  Scene 3, Introduction of Job (Parry)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Evening Service in D major 'The Great' (Parry)
O how amiable are the dwellings  First line to Psalm 84 'Quam dilecta!' (Parry)
O mistress mine  No 1 of English Lyrics II (Parry)
O never say that I was false of heart  No 4 of English Lyrics VII (Parry)
O praise ye the Lord!  First line to Laudate Dominum (Parry)
O that I were as in the months past (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 6 of Job (Parry)
On a time the amorous Silvy  No 1 of English Lyrics VII (Parry)
Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy (Parry)
Piano Concerto in F sharp major (Parry)
Preamble. Allegro 'To Gwen'  Set 3 No 1 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
Prelude. Allegro 'To Maude'  Set 2 No 1 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
Proud Maisie  No 2 of English Lyrics V (Parry)
Psalm 84 'Quam dilecta!' (Parry)
Repton (Parry)
Repton (Parry/Scott)
Repton (Parry/Willcocks/Scott)
Romance. Andante espressivo 'To Gwen'  Set 1 No 2 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
Romance. Andante sostenuto 'To Maude'  Set 3 No 2 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
Romance. Lento espressivo 'To Gwen'  Set 2 No 2 of Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
She hath grown cold, whose kindness won me to her  First line to The Faithful Lover, No 5 of English Lyrics XI (Parry)
She is my love beyond all thought  No 8 of English Lyrics XI (Parry)
Sleep  No 6 of English Lyrics VII (Parry)
Some ask'd me where the rubies grew  First line to Julia, No 5 of English Lyrics VII (Parry)
Songs of Farewell (Parry)
Take, O take those lips away  No 2 of English Lyrics II (Parry)
Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind  First line to To Lucasta, on going to the wars, No 1 of English Lyrics III (Parry)
The Blackbird  No 4 of English Lyrics XI (Parry)
The Faithful Lover  No 5 of English Lyrics XI (Parry)
The flocks of my master are blessed of God (Shepherd Boy)  Scene 2 No 1 of Job (Parry)
The North Wind (Parry)
The Poet's Song  No 1 of Three Songs, Op 12 (Parry)
The poor soul sat sighing by a sycamore tree  First line to Willow, willow, willow (Parry)
The rain had fallen, the Poet arose  First line to The Poet's Song, No 1 of Three Songs, Op 12 (Parry)
The Soldier's Tent (Parry)
The Spirit of the Spring  No 3 of English Lyrics XI (Parry)
Then shall God also confess that thine own right hand can save thee (Chorus/Narrator/Job)  Scene 4 No 6 of Job (Parry)
There is a bird on yonder tree  First line to More fond than Cushat Dove, No 2 of Three Songs, Op 12 (Parry)
There is a lady sweet and kind  First line to And yet I love her till I die, No 2 of English Lyrics VI (Parry)
There is an old belief  No 4 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
There was a man in the land of Uz (Narrator/Job)  Scene 1 No 1 of Job (Parry)
Thine eyes still shined for me  No 1 of English Lyrics IV (Parry)
Three Songs, Op 12 (Parry)
Through the Ivory Gate  No 5 of English Lyrics III (Parry)
To Althea, from prison  No 3 of English Lyrics III (Parry)
To Lucasta, on going to the wars  No 1 of English Lyrics III (Parry)
Twelve Short Pieces (Parry)
Under the greenwood tree  No 6 of English Lyrics VI (Parry)
Violin Sonata in D major (Parry)
Weep you no more, sad fountains  No 4 of English Lyrics IV (Parry)
Welcome be thou, heavenly king  First line to Welcome, Yule! (Parry)
Welcome, Yule! (Parry)
What part of dread eternity  No 2 of English Lyrics XI (Parry)
When comes my Gwen  No 1 of English Lyrics VI (Parry)
When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes (Parry)
When Love with unconfined wings  First line to To Althea, from prison, No 3 of English Lyrics III (Parry)
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? (Chorus)  Scene 4 No 1 of Job (Parry)
Who shut up the sea with doors? (Chorus)  Scene 4 No 2 of Job (Parry)
Why died I not from the womb? (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 2 of Job (Parry)
Why so pale and wan?  No 4 of English Lyrics III (Parry)
Willow, willow, willow (Parry)
Wilt thou disannul judgment? (Chorus)  Scene 4 No 5 of Job (Parry)
Ye little birds that sit and sing  No 3 of English Lyrics VII (Parry)
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