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Vaughan Williams on Music$
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David Manning

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182392

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.001.0001

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Sir Hubert Parry

Sir Hubert Parry

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(p.294) (p.295) Chapter 65 Sir Hubert Parry
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Vaughan Williams on Music
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David Manning

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0066

This chapter pays tribute to the memory of Sir Hubert Parry. It was because he was a great man that Parry was a great teacher and a great composer. Parry taught music as a part of life. There was no distinction for him between a moral problem and an artistic problem. To Parry it was morally wrong to use musical color for its own sake, or to cover up weak material with harmonic device. He remained staunchly himself, and amidst all the outpouring of modern English music, his work remains supreme. The secret of Parry's greatness as a teacher was his broad-minded sympathy; his was not that so-called broadmindedness which comes of want of conviction; but in appraising a composer's work he was able to set these on one side and see beyond them. He is best known for his choral works on the Blest Pair of Sirens, De Profundis, and Job.

Keywords:   Hubert Parry, moral problem, artistic problem, musical color, Sirens, De Profundis, Job

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