Parry, Joseph Haydn



Promising composer; son of the preceding. Born at Philadelphia, but lived in England. His father gave him most of his musical education, yet he also studied at Aberystwith, winning a prize for a piano sonata in 1884. In 1890 he became professor in the Guildhall School of Music, which position he only lived to fill for four years. He died at Hampstead when scarcely thirty years old, a musician of great promise though not remarkable achievement. His most successful works are Gwen, a cantata, and the comic opera, Cigarette, given at Cardiff in 1892. The next year his Miami, with a setting adapted from The Green Bushes, was produced at the Princess Theatre, London, but his last work, Marigold Farm, was not performed.