Parry, Sir (Charles) Hubert (Hastings) (b Bournemouth, 27 February, 1848 - d Rustington, 7 October, 1918)
Parry studied at Oxford with Pierson and Dannreuther, publishing songs, church music, and piano music from the 1860s. He taught at the Royal College of Music from 1883 (following Grove as director in 1894), and became professor at Oxford (1900-8), and president of the Musical Association (1901-8). Among his scholarly interests were Bach and the history of musical style on which he wrote perceptively.

His cantatas Scenes from Prometheus Unbound (1880), Blest pair of sirens (1887), and L'allegro ed it penseroso (1890) made a decisive impact for their poetic merit and advanced Wagnerian idiom. The anthem I was glad (1902), the Songs of Farewell (1916), and many of the unison songs, show a similar regard for text and a fresh lyricism. His forceful personality and social position, together with his ethical views and intellectual vigour, enabled him to exercise a revitalising influence on English musical life in the late 19th century.