Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet (27 February 1848 - 7 October 1918) was an
English composer, teacher and historian of music.
first major works appeared in 1880. As a composer he is best known for the
choral song Jerusalem,
the coronation anthem I was glad, and the hymn tune Repton, which sets the words "Dear Lord and Father of
Mankind". He was director of the Royal College of Music from 1895 until
his death and was also professor of music at the University of Oxford
from 1900 to 1908. He also wrote several books about music and music history.
Some contemporaries rated him as the finest English composer since Henry
Purcell, but his academic duties prevented him from devoting all his energies