Sir Hubert Parry was the son of an artist, married nobility hence his baronetcy, and became professor of music at Oxford University, England. He wrote four symphonies that lay forgotten till recently, but is renowned amongst Englishmen as the composer of "Jerusalem", the coronation processional "I was glad" based on some verses of Psalm 122, and he was the composer of the hymn tune "Repton"
These fine works are classics in their own right, but one felt it was too hard to hear the words in the tumultuous orchestration so I have reset these works for SSAATTBB 'a cappella' choir with organ interlude. These are not arrangements. Rather, they are radically new. Without doubt the purists shall wince, but I think my treatment of these works is a vast improvement.
Born 1940, in New Zealand Army 1960 -1964 serving in Malaya for two years. Founded the Ron Naylor Art School in 1964. Trained as an organist and compose for that instrument and symphonies for orchestra. Started breeding rhododendrons in 1985.
Symphony 3 in A Major Published April 11, 2015
Watercolours 6 Published March 30, 2014
Mount Cook Published March 27, 2014
Symphony 2 in G Major Published November 30, 2013
Watercolours 5 Published August 28, 2013
Piano Solos Book 2 Published August 28, 2013
Earthquakes 7 Christchurch, New Zealand 19th Oct 2012 - 19th Jun 2013 Published August 09, 2013
Earthquakes 6 Christchurch, New Zealand 19th July 2012 - 19th Oct 2012 Published August 09, 2013