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The Prince and the Composer: A Film about Hubert Parry by HRH The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales gives his perspective on the work of Hubert Parry, composer of some of Britain's best-loved hymns, with the help of Parry's family, scholars and performers.

Sir Hubert Parry is simultaneously one of Britain's best-known and least-known composers. Jerusalem is almost a national song, regularly performed at rugby grounds, schools, Women's Institute meetings and the Last Night of the Proms, while Dear Lord and Father of Mankind is one of Britain's best-loved hymns. Everyone knows the tunes, yet hardly anyone knows much about the man who wrote them.

In this film, HRH The Prince of Wales, a longstanding enthusiast of Parry's work, sets out to discover more about the complex character behind it, with the help of members of Parry's family, scholars and performers. This feature-length documentary by the award-winning director John Bridcut offers fresh insight into the life and work of Hubert Parry through the unique perspective of HRH The Prince of Wales.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Nov 2018 21:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Aled Jones

    Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

  • Choir of Westminster Abbey

    Laudate Dominum

  • Choir of Winchester Cathedral, Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill

    Choir of Winchester Cathedral, Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hi

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Mixed Parry Symphony No 5

  • BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC singers and audience

    Jerusalem

  • Choir and Orchestra at Abbey

    Anthem 'I Was Glad'

  • Westminster Abbey Choristers

    I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me

  • Hiroaki Takenouchi

    Shulbrede Tunes Dolly

  • Hiroaki Takenouchi

    Bogies and Sprites

  • Westminster Abbey Choristers

    At The Round Earth's Imagined Corners

  • London Symphony Orchestra

    Lady Radnor's Suite II Allemande

  • Hiroaki Takenouchi

    Father Playmate

  • Choir of Winchester Cathedral, Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/David Hill

    Long Since in Egypt's Plenteous Land

  • Peter Jacobs

    Hands Across the Centuries The Whirling Jig

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Parry Symphony No 5 Stress

  • BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus

    BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus - Blest Pair of Sirens

  • Hiroaki Takenouchi

    Hands Across the Centuries Suite for Piano Quasi Sarabande

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Parry Symphony No 5 II Love

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Parry Symphony No 5 III Play

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Parry Symphony No 5 IV Play

  • Schola Cantorum, I Carta Orchestra

    Magnificat

  • Choir of Westminster Abbey

    Lord Let Me Know Mine End

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter HRH Prince of Wales
Director John Bridcut

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