Hubert Parry - Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy • An English Suite • Bridal March (The Birds)* • Lady Radnorís Suite • Symphonic Variations

London Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra*
Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 1992 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.220
UPC/EAN: 5020926022028
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 63.09
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Track 9: Recorded at Kingsway Hall, 10 August 1973, Producer: Michael Woolcock, Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson
No other recording information is available for this CD


"No more remarkable man has appeared on the British musical scene than Hubert Parry. The range of his activities was exceptional: the distinction he achieved in many of them is almost without parallel. Has any other musician been so advanced a thinker and outstanding writer as to produce a philosophical book like Instinct and Character? Yet this man was also a magnificent Director of the Royal College of Music and an illustrious Professor of Music at Oxford University. The conspicuous qualities of Parryís writing for the voice have possibly diverted attention from his impressive achievements as an instrumental composerÖ.he composed five symphonies, three suites, a concert overture, an elegy, a set of variations, and lastly, in 1914, the warmly expressive symphonic poem From Death to Life" Michael Pope

"Surely there has been no greater interpreter of Parryís music than Sir Adrian Boult? In Boultís hands, the music emerges as finely sculpted and, perhaps even more important, as truly great music ... The recording quality throughout is superb. Its warmth is particularly appealing and, indeed, apposite ..." Colin Clarke, www.musicweb-international.com Click here to read the full review

"This disc is my introduction to Lyrita and a world of well performed and recorded English music which has often been unavailable ... If this is typical of Lyrita, and I believe it is, what a fine label and Iím so pleased itís generally available again. So forget your 15th Beethoven and Brahms sets and give this splendid record a spin or two!" David R Dunsmore, www.musicweb-international.com Click here to read the full review


1 Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy Hubert Parry 10.25
An English Suite Hubert Parry 20.57
2 1. Prelude 3.41
3 2. In Minuet Style 2.58
4 3. Saraband 4.06
5 4. Caprice 2.39
6 5. Pastoral 2.07
7 6. Air 2.10
8 7. Frolic 3.16
The Birds Hubert Parry 20.57
9 Bridal March 5.21
Lady Radnor's Suite Hubert Parry 13.25
10 1. Prelude 2.28
11 2. Allemande 2.04
12 3. Sarabande 2.22
13 4. Bouree 2.29
14 5. Slow Minuet 2.18
15 6. Gigue 1.44
16 Symphonic Variations Hubert Parry 12.53