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Sir Hubert Parry: 'Jerusalem', choral song for unison voices and orchestra, orchestrated by Sir Edward Elgar

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MS. Mus. a. 3

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Setting of a poem by William Blake. Version with new orchestration by Sir Edward Elgar, 1922. Full score in Elgar's hand. On the front wrapper Elgar wrote 'To Hugh P. Allen. In dear memory of Hubert Parry. Sept. 1922. Edward Elgar'.

This orchestration was made for the Leeds Festival in 1922, when the first half of a concert on 5 October was devoted to Parry's music, conducted by Sir Hugh Allen. See Sir Jack Westrup's letter in The Musical Times cx (1969), p. 1039.

Dates

  • 1922

Extent

1 box

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. a. 3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16550

Overview

Sir Hubert Parry's 'Jerusalem', choral song for unison voices and orchestra, in Elgar's orchestration, 1922.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918) was a composer, scholar and teacher. See the Grove Music Online for further details.

Custodial History

Previously owned by Sir Hugh Allen.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Faculty of Music, September 1981.

Physical Facet

Written on 10 loose large folio sheets, and two blank leaves of music manuscript paper, which were originally joined to form a wrapper.
Title
Sir Hubert Parry: 'Jerusalem', choral song for unison voices and orchestra, orchestrated by Sir Edward Elgar
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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