The Prince and The Composer

The Prince and The Composer

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  • documentary
  • 89 Mins

Some years before becoming King, Prince Charles explores the life and music of one of his favourite composers, Sir Hubert Parry.

Best known today for his tune Jerusalem, Parry was one of the leading lights in British music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work has inspired and influenced British greats like Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

In this insightful documentary, Prince Charles visits Westminster Abbey to hear the anthem I was glad, which he will hear again when processing into the Abbey for his coronation as King Charles III. Prince Charles also talks to musicians, musicologists, and members of Parry’s family to identify what makes Parry’s music sound English.

Cast & Crew

St Endellion Festival Orchestra (Themselves), Hiroaki Takenouchi (Self - Piano), Westminster Abbey Choir (Themselves), Schola Cantorum (Themselves), (Director), Andrew Watkinson (Self - Violin), King Charles III (Self(as HRH The Prince of Wales)), Robert Quinney (Self - Organ), BBC Philharmonic (Themselves), John Bridcut (Producer)