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PARRY, Sir Charles Hubert (1848-1918). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('C. Hubert Parry') to [Francis James] Holland (1828-1907), 4 pages 8vo (note in ink from the recipient at the head), Highnam Court, 13 March 1904. Concerning a proposal for a girls' school to put on a performance of his oratorio Judith, and enquiring as to how it was to be done.

'... But are they really going to tackle the whole of Judith, or is it only selections? And is it the girls orchestra, or is it a Society that meets there or what? And are they going to do the solos themselves? Forgive my being so inquisitive. I have long been interested in that particular High School ...'
Parry regrets that he will be 'irretrievably engaged' on the day of the performance, and gives advice as to the best person to 'get the Kentish accent mended'.

The School in Graham Terrace, probably the same, was founded by Holland in the 1870s and is governed by the Francis Holland (Church of England) Schools Trust.
[No: 26674]

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