I was Glad (Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings)



Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, n.d.
Misc. Notes This edition includes the "vivats" which are usually performed only at coronation services. A cut appropriate for performance at other occasions is marked.
1902 or 1911 version of the introduction (totally different)? More information please.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Mixed chorus and Brass Band (Colmer)

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Arranger Geoff Colmer
Publisher. Info. Geoff Colmer
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General Information

Work Title I Was Glad
Alternative. Title
Composer Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICP 27
Key B-flat major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1902, revised 1911
First Publication. 1902/3? (first version)
Librettist Psalm 122 (Book of Common Prayer, 1622)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation SATBSATB choir, organ
External Links Wikipedia article
Hyperion Records

Misc. Comments

According to Grove Music, this was written for the Coronation of Edward VII, and later revised for use in the Coronation of George V. Grove doesn't give an instrumentation, though it often heard with organ and brass. The Hyperion recording notes (link above) says the introduction was completely rewritten for 1911.

Worldcat's sources give an estimate of 1902 (or 1903) for the publication date of "The form and order of service recommended for use in the churches of the Church of England throughout His Majesty's Empire on Thursday, 26th June, 1902, being the coronation day of their majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.", the publication in which the first version of "I was glad" appeared.