C. Hubert H. Parry
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 List of Organ Works
- 3 Background and General Perspectives on Performing These Organ Works
- 4 Registration and Organs
- 5 Fingering and Pedaling
- 6 Articulation and Phrasing
- 7 Ornamentation
- 8 Tempo and Meter
- 9 Scores and Editions
- 10 Recordings
- 11 Other Resources
- 12 Notes
English composer, scholar, and teacher
- born Bournemouth, 27 Feb 1848
- 1866 graduated from Eton with a Bmus, after being taught during his school years by Sir George Elvey at St George's Chapel, Windsor. Sir Elvey gave him his first lessons in organ playing.
- 1866-1870 attended Exeter College, Oxford, where he read law and modern history.
- 1867 summer studied music in Stuttgart with Henry Hugo Pierson
- 1870 received his BA from Oxford and took a position with Lloyd's of London
- 1872 married his childhood sweetheart, Maude Herbert, sister of George, 13th Earl of Pembroke
- 1870-1877 while working at Lloyd's, Parry continued his music studies, first with William Sterndale Bennett. He applied to study with Brahms but was rejected. He then studied with Edward Dannreuther, a piano virtuoso. With Danreuther, Parry studied keyboard, but gradually shifted to studying contempory music. He studied and was heavily influenced by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, and became a great admirer of Wagner, whom he met on several occasions.
- 1877 Parry gave up his employment at Lloyd's to become a professional musician. He took a job as a sub-editor for George Grove's new "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," where he contributed more than 100 articles.
- 1883 became Professor of Music History at the newly founded Royal Conservatory of Music.
- 1890's Parry achieved such national renown that he was considered the unofficial "composer laureate." Due to his skills, his social prominence, and his forceful personality, Parry revitalized classical music in England during a period when it was in decline.
- 1894 succeeded Grove as director of the Royal Conservatory.
- 1898 knighted in recognition of his services to British music.
- 1900 appointed Heather Professor of Music at Oxford
- 1902 Parry was made a baronet
- 1908 forced to give up his Oxford chair due to worsening heart trouble.
- died Rustington, Sussex, 7 Oct 1918
Also Oxford Music Online (from Grove's): http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com.erl.lib.byu.edu/subscriber/article/grove/music/20949?q=hubert+parry&search=quick&pos=1&_start=1#firsthit
For details, see the Hubert Parry article on Wikipedia.
List of Organ Works
|"I Was Glad," official coronation anthem beginning with King Edward VII, for choir and organ||1902|
|Grand Fugue with 3 subjects in G Major||1865|
|Fantasia and Fugue in G Major||1877-1912|
|Chorale Preludes, set 1||1911-1912|
|3 Chorale Fantasias||1911-1914|
|Toccata and Fugue, "The Wanderer"||1912-1918|
|Elegy (for the funeral of the 14th Earl of Pembroke||1913|
|Chorale Preludes, set 2||1915|
Note: Parry's organ works do not have Opus numbers assigned to them.
Background and General Perspectives on Performing These Organ Works
Parry was trained on the organ during his school days at Eton. His composition was heavily influenced by the German romantic composers: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, and Wagner. He composed heavily for choir and for orchestra in addition to his keyboard compositions. Many of his works exhibit a cyclic form, and he adds his own original touches to traditional forms such as Sonata or Fugue. His works are largely diatonic in nature, although Parry makes heavy use of diminished 7ths and chromatic progressions.
Registration and Organs
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Fingering and Pedaling
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Articulation and Phrasing
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Tempo and Meter
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Scores and Editions
Fantasy and Fugue in G major: http://imslp.org/wiki/Fantasia_and_Fugue,_Op.188_(Parry,_Charles_Hubert_Hastings)
Chorale Preludes: http://imslp.org/wiki/Chorale_Preludes_(Parry,_Charles_Hubert_Hastings)
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Hubert Parry - Organ Chorale Preludes - Dundee / Christe, Redemptor , performed by John Peace
Hubert Parry: I was glad, performed by Robert Smith
Fantasia and Fugue in G - Sir Hubert Parry, performed by Roger Sayer
Chorale Prelude (from set 1) on Christe, Redemptor Omnium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTGN4KgC8EY
Chorale Prelude (from set 1) on Old 104th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B51_mQrtFik
I Was Glad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8GJ2CWjQSc
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