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Music manuscripts of Sir Hubert Parry


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Drafts, fair copies, and copies used by the printers of mainly musicial works composed by Sir Hubert Parry, c 1866-1918, mostly incomplete. Unpublished and other works are also included.

References are given to the numbers in Emily Daymond's catalogue of Parry's works [ED], printed in Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 3rd. ed. 1928, iv, 57-63. A photographic copy of her typescript catalogue, with addenda and index not printed in Grove, is at MS. Mus. c. 139. A manuscript copy of her catalogue can be found at MS. 12966/1 as part of Gerald Finzi's archive. Works listed in her addenda are here marked 'ED addenda'.


  • Creation: 1862-1950, n.d.


5.17 Linear metres (47 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. c. 109, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Mus. b. 20/1-2, 21-22, 23/1-2, 24, 26, c. 94-95, 101, 109-117, 119-133, 135-139, 328, 403, 457, 662, d. 222-223, 229

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7906, 7914, 16136, 8835


Manuscripts of Sir Hubert Parry's compositions in drafts, fair copies, and copies used by the printers, 1862-1950, n.d. Unpublished and other works are also included.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918) was a composer and writer on music. See Grove Music Online for further details.


The catalogue is arranged as follows:

I. Choral works with orchestral accompaniment: i, works bound singly; ii, shorter works bound together

II. Music for Greek plays

III. Other vocal music

IV. Orchestral works

V. Chamber music

VI. Works for piano, organ, violin, and violoncello

VII. Writings

VIII. Miscellaneous

IX. Additional manuscripts, acquired subsequently, from various sources

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Dorothea, Lady Ponsonby, through Gerald Finzi and his executors, 1952-1958. Section IX contains some material acquired subsequently from various sources.

Related Materials

The Bodleian Library holds significant collections of other material relating to Sir Hubert Parry, including early manuscripts dating from his time at Oxford (MS. Mus. b. 401) formerly at Highnam Court. Please see elsewhere in the Bodleian Archives & Manuscripts online catalogue for details.


  • Jeremy Dibble, C. Hubert H. Parry: his life and music (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992)
Music manuscripts of Sir Hubert Parry
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom