The Glories of Our Blood and State (Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings)

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, n.d. (1885). Plate 7136
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Work Title The Glories of Our Blood and State
Alternative. Title
Composer Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICP 24
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Performance. 1883-09-04 in Gloucester, Three Choirs Festival
First Publication. 1885
Librettist James Shirley (1596–1666), from The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Mixed chorus, orchestra
Extra Information The title could be misleading without the second line of the poem: 'The glories of our blood and state / Are shadows, not substantial things...'