This year, on October 7, marks the centenary of the death of Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. Not only was he a well known composer, perhaps best known at the BBC Proms or football stadium for his famous ‘I was Glad‘ or ‘Jerusalem‘, but he was also a much admired and enthusiastic teacher of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Another of his famous pieces was the tune ‘Repton’ which is best known when attached to the lyric ‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind‘, but also more recently a lovely setting of the prayer of St Francis, ‘O Master Christ‘ – both popular at All Souls Church.
Last year, Noël Tredinnick created a new re-harmonised version of ‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind‘ for full symphony orchestra which was performed at the Royal Albert Hall with 500 school kids for ‘Prom Praise for Schools 2017’. Take a listen to a taster of the orchestration below:
This Autumn is a great opportunity for you to use this wonderful Hymn in your services to mark C H H Parry’s centenary, but also re-familiarise yourself with this beautiful tune and particularly exciting arrangement! Why not download a copy to uplift your services this Autumn!?
Download Dear Lord and Father of Mankind – Full Orchestration £32.75
Download O Master Christ – Full Orchestration £32.75
Download Dear Lord and Father of Mankind – Worship Set £9.25
Download O Master Christ – Worship Set £9.25
A glimpse at the reduced piano part score linking into the final verse: