A Hymn for Aviators (Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings)

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Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Co, 1915. Plate 8832.
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Work Title A Hymn for Aviators
Alternative. Title
Composer Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICP 75
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 hymn
First Performance. 1915/05
First Publication. 1915
Librettist Mary Christian Dundas Hamilton (1850-1943)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
Extra Information Published in E flat, F and G major.

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First performed at the Royal Albert Hall by Clara Butt. From Hymnary.org: "[the lyrics are also used in] the“United States Air Force Hymn.” The text is derived from a prayer by poet Mary C.D. Hamilton. ..... Hamilton wrote her prayer in 1915 during World War I with the transcript first appearing in the “American Student Hymnal” of 1928 set to Mozart’s “Dona Nobis Pacem.” Years later during World War II, the initial verse of the prayer was adapted for use in “The Navy Hymn” as a tribute to naval aviators."