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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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Creative Commons Attribution 4. 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. Retrieved from ” http: The oratorios of Handel neatly side-stepped these issues by being neither liturgical in initiation nor purely theatrical in conception.

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished Tenor For the love of Jesus. He was an Oxford Professor, a general inspector of music education and held presidencies of stianer professional bodies. Arrangements and Transcriptions Procession to Calvary No. 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.

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Work Title The Crucifixion Alt ernative. Naxos Javascript not enabled. 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.

John Stainer, Composer of The Crucifixion – Church History Timeline

Whether you want to see what 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. He was renowned for his considerable scholarship as a researcher into and editor of early music.


If you do, please would you crucivixion kind enough to advise me by e-mail – bawden37 sky. While the first performance was a success, the libretto, by the Reverend William Sparrow-Simpson would soon attract ferocious criticism and the music has also been vilified down the years. Don’t show me this message again. His good works must have been well noted in high places as in he was made principal of the National Training School for Music and his generous offices were rewarded by Queen Victoria in with a Knighthood.

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

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

He quickly 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. 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. Much of the credit also goes to Margaret Phillips whose imaginative and genial registrations, not to mention her skilful accompaniment, provide notable support to the excellent contributions of Martyn Hill and Michael George.

This is hardly to say that the British Isles were not awash with great music—they cricifixion were, but little of it was indigenous. He also introduced weekly choral celebrations of communion and processions while providing adequate rehearsal time to cope with an expanded and enhanced repertory.

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The Crucifixion (John Stainer)

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them” Tenor Duet: The Crucifixion is scored for tenor and baritone soloists, mixed choir and organ. Once again his administrative and scholarly skills were employed to great effect and he retained the post for a decade, retiring in How should we view The Crucifixion today? If you wish to use these notes for commercial purposes, e. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The Crucifixion – John Stainer crucjfixion Crucifixikn 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 is director.

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Unlike the passions, however, there is no orchestra to provide light and shade to accompaniments and add piquancy or punch to the drama. An unselfregarding and genuine performance such as this probably makes as strong a case as can be made.

Of these, Cross of Jesus must be counted amongst the finest of all hymn-tunes. This was the musical scenario into which John Stainer was born and bred: Two years later, he died of heart failure, on 31 March, whilst holidaying in Verona. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

When Jesus therefore saw his mother Recitative: 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.