About this Resource

About this Resource

For the first time available to the general public in digital format are five select piano recordings from Hubert Parry’s Scenes from Prometheus Unbound (1880), an orchestral choral cantata based on Percy Shelley's lyrical drama. The music was created and recorded by the talented musician, Jennifer Castleton. Included among these resources is an overview of the project by its organizer, Omar F. Miranda (University of San Francisco), a digital copy of Parry’s libretto from his 1880 work, an original musical composition by Castleton of Percy Shelley’s “Life of Life” hymn from Prometheus Unbound, and an interview with Castleton (conducted by Omar F. Miranda) on becoming familiar with Parry's music and its original style. Sponsored by the Romantics Bicentennials collaboration between the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Byron Society of America, this project commemorates both the bicentenary of Percy Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound and the 140th anniversary of Parry’s music.

Copyright Notice

Audio copyright © 2019 by Jennifer Castleton. All songs and compositions by Hubert Parry (1880). Materials may be shared in accordance with the Fair Use provisions of U.S. copyright law. Redistribution or republication on other terms, in any medium, requires express written consent from the copyright holders. Romantic Circles is grateful to The Internet Archive for hosting Jennifer Castleton's audio performance of Parry's 1880 score and a facsimile of the score itself.

About the Design and Markup

This volume was designed and coded by T. J. McLemore, Romantic Circles technical editor. The table of contents banner, also designed by T. J. McLemore, includes an original photograph by David Boca, whose work can be seen at Unsplash and Instagram.