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PARRY, Charles Hubert Hastings (Sir)
b Bournemouth, 27 February 1848
d Rustington, Sussex, 7 October 1918, aged seventy

He obtained his MusB degree while still at Eton, and then went to Exeter College, Oxford. He joined the staff of the Royal College of Music in 1883, becoming director in 1894. He succeeded Stainer as professor of Music at Oxford in 1900. He remained at the Royal College until his death, but resigned the Oxford chair in

1908. He was awarded several honorary doctorates, was knighted in 1898 and made a baronet five years later.

1878-9 (30-1)

Piano Concerto

1878-82 (30-4)

Symphony No 1

1883 (35)

Symphony No 2, Cambridge

The Birds, incidental music

1885 6 (37-8)

Guinevere, opera

1886 (38)

Suite moderne, for orchestra

1889 (41)

Symphony No 3, English

Symphony No 4

1892 (44)

The Frogs, incidental music

1893 (45)

Hypatia, incidental music

1894 (46)

Lady Radnor's Suite, for orchestra

1897 (49)

Symphonic Variations

1899 (51)

A Repentance, incidental music

1900 (52)

Agamemnon, incidental music

1905 (57)

The Clouds, incidental music

1912 (64)

Proserpina, incidental music

Symphonic Fantasia

1914 (66)

Symphonic Poem

The Acharnians, incidental music

1915 (67)

An English Suite, for orchestra

Parry also wrote sacred and secular choral works, songs, chamber and keyboard music, as well as much literary work.

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