Works of Sir Hubert Parry

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Drafts, fair copies, and copies used by printers of Sir Hubert Parry's works, mostly incomplete. Unpublished works are included. The collection consists of:  

  • Choral works with orchestral accompaniment
  • Music for Greek plays
  • Other vocal music
  • Orchestral works
  • Chamber music
  • Works for pianoforte, organ, violin, and cello
  • Drafts of The Art of Music (London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trbner, 1893)
  • Miscellaneous

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918) was a composer and musical writer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library, 1952-8.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.