Charles Hubert Hastings Parry with an important composer of the late 19th and early 20th century best known for his hymn Jerusalem, but also widely influential in his compositions and as head of the Royal College of Music. The later years of Organist, teacher and composer Hubert Parry’s life were a fruitful time of composition and academic output. He published two sets of seven Chorale preludes for Organ, mostly in the structural style of the Bach Chorale preludes, with contrapuntal phrases alternating with statement of the Chorale theme, usually in the upper part.
The largest of the preludes, Hanover, features two statements of the tune paired with sweeping arpeggios and a stream of semiquavers in the left hand. There are several instances of thundering finales.
The book includes Chorale preludes on the tunes of St Mary, Eventide, St Cross, St Thomas, Hanover, Martyrdom and Croft’s 136th .