1 Music files. Complete work; Individual movements. 3. Processional to Calvary (Fling wide the gates); Hymn: Cross of Jesus. The Crucifixion – John Stainer ( – ). Stainer was one of the most distinguished musicians of his generation. In he was appointed organist of St. Founded in , the Huddersfield Choral Society has long been a major part of the town’s vibrant musical tradition. Under a succession of distinguished.

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Instead they were regarded as merely sacred and dramatic, which seemed even to please everyone, even many a hard-line Nonconformist. Arrangements and Transcriptions Procession to Calvary No. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Retrieved from ” http: After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished Tenor For the love of Jesus. At the time there was no such piece. His edition of Early Bodleian Music is recognised as the earliest attempt by an English scholar to investigate music before the great Renaissance figures of Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria and Tallis.

Once again his administrative and scholarly skills were employed to great effect and he retained the post for a decade, retiring in Later in life, he was ever keen to acknowledge this period as of the utmost significance in his musical development.

The Crucifixion (Stainer, John) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

He was an Oxford Professor, a general inspector of music education and held presidencies of several professional bodies. He stiner became one of the leading solo boys and is known to have sung at some extremely prestigious events, such as the funerals of artist J.

Bach, the scheme of arias recitatives, choruses crucufixion chorales hymns reflecting that of the St John and St Matthew Passions. His oratorio, Elijahcomposed for the Birmingham Festival inand now with an English text, further endeared him to the British public and helped re-invigorate English composers into moving toward the European mainstream.

The Crucifixion (John Stainer) – ChoralWiki

In this respect he was undoubtedly successful, as the enduring popularity of The Crucifixion continues to testify. For all his experience as a high-level professional singer, Kay has worked a great deal with committed amateurs, in this case the Leith Hill Festival Singers, the festival of which he tsainer director.


Two years later, he died of heart failure, on 31 March, whilst holidaying in Verona. An unselfregarding and genuine performance such as this probably makes as strong a case as can be made. The first performance of The Crucifixion was well received, but it soon attracted fierce criticism, both for its libretto and its music.

Composition aside, he was a tireless worker for those around him, raising the standard of the choir to new heights, augmenting its numbers and making sure that salaries were raised to crucidixion levels. Yet, over years after its premiere at Marylebone Parish Church inthis jon still has a following. Alma-Tadema, Burne-Jones, Millais and co. Particularly significant in the overall scheme of The Crucifixion are the five hymns, which are designed for congregational participation.

Whether you want to see crufifixion we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. And one of the malefactors The adoration of the crucified Recitative: As a founder member of the Musical Association, President of the Royal College of Organists and many other professional bodies, and co-founder of august societies and institutions such as the Oxford Philharmonic Society and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, he worked tirelessly for the improvement of music appreciation crucfiixion education, and enhanced standards throughout the country as a whole.

Stainer was one of the most distinguished musicians of his generation.

November Total duration: As is so often the case, however, all this worthy enterprise has long been forgotten, and today Stainer is remembered cruicfixion for The Crucifixion and a few rather fine anthems and hymn-tunes. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Don’t show me this message again. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Of these, Cross of Jesus must be counted amongst the finest of all hymn-tunes.


Composition Artist Credits The Crucifixion. While the first performance was sstainer success, the libretto, by the Reverend William Sparrow-Simpson would soon attract ferocious criticism and the music has also been vilified down the years.

John Stainer, Composer of The Crucifixion

Although enjoying a close working relationship with any leading cruciffixion orchestras and conductors, the Society is a independent and self-governing amateur choir, drawing talented singers from a wide area across Yokshire and the north of England. Much of the credit also goes to Margaret Phillips whose imaginative and genial registrations, not to mention her skilful accompaniment, provide notable jon to the excellent contributions of Martyn Hill and Michael George.

Introduction English In the monumental Victorian era, with Britain ruling the waves and at the zenith of its economic, military, industrial and imperial power, artists, architects, poets and polymaths seemed to be ten-a-penny.

The Crucifixion may be his only tangible musical legacy, but he is perhaps even better remembered by musicologists for his contributions to the discipline. This is hardly to say that the British Isles were not awash with great music—they certainly were, but little of it was indigenous. The Crucifixion crucifixjon scored for tenor and baritone soloists, mixed choir and organ.

He was renowned for his considerable scholarship as a researcher into and editor of early music. He also introduced weekly choral celebrations of communion and processions while providing adequate rehearsal time to cope with an expanded and enhanced repertory. A s organist, conductor, composer, teacher and author, the immense contribution that Stainer made to the music of his time can scarcely be over-estimated.

The Musical TimesNo. So thou liftest thy divine petition Bass, Tenor The mystery of intercession Recitative: Naxos Javascript not enabled.