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Greenlit: The Prince and the Composer, BBC4

The Prince and the Composer (1 x ) – Sir Hubert Parry is simultaneously one of Britain’s best-known and least-known composers. Jerusalem is almost a national song, regularly performed at rugby grounds, schools, Women’s Institute meetings and the Last Night of the Proms. Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind is one of Britain’s best-loved hymns. Everyone knows the tunes, yet hardly anyone knows much about the man who wrote them.

In The Prince And The Composer, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, a longstanding enthusiast of Parry’s work, sets out to discover more about the complex character behind it, with the help of members of Parry’s family, scholars and performers. This feature-length documentary by award winning director John Bridcut offers fresh insight into the life and work of Hubert Parry through the unique perspective of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Channel: BBC4

Producer: Crux/Rareday

TX: Spring / Summer 2011

Source: BBC Press Office

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