English Suite, An

From Wind Repertory Project
Hubert Parry

Hubert Parry (arr. Ray Thompson)

Subtitle: arranged Symphonic Wind

General Info

Year: 1921 / 2019
Duration: c. 20:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sheet Music Plus
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $19.95


1. Prelude
2. In Minuet Style
3. Sarabande
4. Caprice
5. Pastoral
6. Air
7. Frolic


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Horn in F I-II
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Hubert Parry is more often known as C. Hubert H. Parry.

This piece ( An English Suite) was originally written for string orchestra and was published after his death.

- Program Note from publisher

Most of the set of movements for string orchestra published as An English Suite was composed during 1914, but the work was left unfinished at Parry's death in 1918. Emily Daymond, Parry's amanuensis during the last few years of his life, chose the order of the eight movements after his death and named two of them Caprice and Frolic that were originally left untitled. There is no real connection between the movements and so it lacks cohesion as a finished work. Some of the movements Daymond gathered date from the preliminary work Parry did for the Lady Radnor Suite in the 1890s. As individual entities, then, the work represents a sort of compendium of Parry's mature style, and many of the movements are masterful examples of Parry at his best. The Minuet movement is particularly charming because of its simple, melodic grace.

- Program Note by All Music


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State Ratings

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