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27 Jul 2018, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2018 Prom 17: Parry, Vaughan Williams & Holst

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Prom 17: Parry, Vaughan Williams & Holst
19:00 Fri 27 Jul 2018 Prom 17
Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and Pastoral Symphony sit alongside music by Holst and Parry’s stirring Fifth Symphony in this centenary celebration of Hubert Parry – father of 20th-century English music. Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC NOW.
Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and Pastoral Symphony sit alongside music by Holst and Parry’s stirring Fifth Symphony in this centenary celebration of Hubert Parry – father of 20th-century English music. Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC NOW.

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As well as being the composer of that Last Night favourite, Jerusalem, Hubert Parry (died 1918) was in many ways the father of contemporary English music, teaching both Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst.

Tonight’s celebration of his legacy features Parry’s own hope-filled Fifth Symphony alongside Vaughan Williams’s elegiac The Lark Ascending and two memorials inspired by the First World War: Holst’s Ode to Death and Vaughan Williams’s Pastoral Symphony.

Broadcast live on BBC Four

Image: Tai Murray © Julia Wesely

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