Collection RC0429 - C. Hubert H. Parry collection

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C. Hubert H. Parry collection

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  • 1890-1921 (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records

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Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, composer, scholar and teacher, was born at Bournemouth on 27 February 1848. He was educated at Eton College and Exeter College, Oxford. He composed piano music and songs throughout his career while writing much less chamber and orchestral music as he grew older. He joined the staff of the Royal College of Music when it opened in 1883 and remained on staff until his death. For a brief period, 1900-1908, he also taught music at Oxford. He was knighted in 1898. He died in Rustington, Sussex, on 7 October 1918.

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The majority of the collection consists of letters from Parry to William S. Hannam, a member of the Leeds Music Festival Committee.

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Collection was purchased at auction at Christie's on 13 October 1976 by Bertram Rota for McMaster University.


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