The Crucifixion – John Stainer ( – ). Stainer was one of the most distinguished musicians of his generation. In he was appointed organist of St. Modelled on the great passion settings of J.S. Bach, Stainer’s Crucifixion is amongst the most popular of all English choral works and vividly portrays the events. 1 Music files. Complete work; Individual movements. 3. Processional to Calvary (Fling wide the gates); Hymn: Cross of Jesus.

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Composition Artist Credits The Crucifixion. We include complete step-by-step instructions on how to easily transfer your downloaded audio files onto a mobile device. Robert is in demand as a soloist and has also enjoyed numerous opera roles on stage.

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Stainer – Crucifixion

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. Contents 1 Performances 1. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. And when they were come Bass The mystery of the divine humiliation Recitative: And then there were others, such as John Ruskin and William Morris whose brilliance shone over numerous arts and disciplines.

Arrangements and Transcriptions Procession to Calvary No. Turner and the Duke of Wellington, in To those using these notes You are more than welcome to use all or part of these notes for your choral society or church programme, or for educational purposes. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Although enjoying a close working relationship with any leading professional 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.

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John Stainer Part 10 – Litany of the Passion. He was renowned for his considerable scholarship as a researcher into and editor of early music.


In addition to her regular conducting work, Hilary stsiner acts as an adjudicator, choral workshop leader and guest conductor. On the one hand there is the school of thought exemplified by this excoriating critic, writing back in Handel and Mendelssohn remained the staple diet, supplemented by a host of native English oratorios often written in pale imitation of the two German titans. The Musical TimesNo. Two years later, he died of heart failure, on 31 March, whilst holidaying in Verona.

Later in life, he was ever keen to acknowledge this period as of the utmost significance in his musical development.

Sacred oratorios ; Oratorios ; Religious works ; For 2 voices, mixed chorus, orchestra ; For voices and chorus with orchestra ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring the tenor voice ; Scores featuring the bass voice ; Scores featuring mixed chorus ; Scores featuring the orchestra ; English language ; For organ arr ; For 1 player ; Scores featuring the organ.

Too often in this piece I hope for a bar or two of Mendelssohn, something momentarily inspired. Particularly significant in the overall scheme of The Crucifixion are the five hymns, which are designed for congregational participation. Adept at choral singing, he has appeared frequently in concert, on television, and on recordings. In its favour, it unfolds with a seamless ease, never jolting the listener with gratuitous theatricality or the type of rhetorical intensity which the English find mildly embarrassing.

The first performance of The Crucifixion was well received, but it soon attracted fierce criticism, both for its libretto and its music. This template was set before Victoria became monarch and Handelian oratorio, rather than opera, was setting the musical pulse of the nation.

He learns singing with Alex Ashworth. John Stainer Part 2 – The Agony.

The Crucifixion can still bat with the best of them every season, its many performances and broadcasts every year at Passiontide gladly attended and participated in with great British gusto. She studied music at the University of York, winning the York University Concerto Prize and, following her MA, she continued her vocal training at Birmingham Conservatoire where she was a finalist in various competitions and stained of the Birmingham Conservatoire Singing Prize.


An unselfregarding and genuine performance such as this probably makes as strong a case as can be made. He made himself of no reputation Bass The majesty crucifixoon the divine humiliation Tenor Recitative: Work Title The Crucifixion Alt ernative.

The complete set of audio files of this Chorus Rehearsal Aid for you to use whenever and wherever you want. Given its immense popularity, Stainer obviously succeeded in the latter. The structure of The Crucifixion is inspired by J. While Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven had rapidly become staples of the orchestral, chamber and instrumental classical canon, music for religious purposes had been somewhat stifled ever since the Puritan tirades against liturgical and theatrical music.

If you do, please would you be kind enough to advise me by e-mail – bawden37 sky. While Great Britain was making the running in most of the arts and crafts, music seemed barely to be on the agenda—at least so far as home-grown talent was concerned.

The Crucifixion (Stainer, John)

Javascript is required for this feature. As to the forces: Stainer was born into a family of modest means in Southwark on 6 June and was taught organ from an early age by his schoolmaster father. Before concentrating on operatic projects she was a regular on the choral circuit in London and continues to perform as a member of Blossom Street.

Crucifixuon again his administrative and scholarly skills were employed to great effect and he retained the post for a decade, retiring in