It is easy to dismiss Stainer’s Crucifixion as the epitome of English musical disfunctionality in the nineteenth century. Yet, over years after its premiere at . 1 Music files. Complete work; Individual movements. 3. Processional to Calvary (Fling wide the gates); Hymn: Cross of Jesus. 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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At the time there was no such piece.

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. Unlike the passions, however, there is no orchestra to provide light and shade to accompaniments rhe add piquancy or punch to the drama.

Contents 1 Performances 1. 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. 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.

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Stainer The Crucifixion The Crucifixion. When Jesus therefore saw his mother Recitative: Is it nothing to you Bass The appeal of the crucified Recit.

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Crucifiixon offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The first performance of The Crucifixion was well received, but it soon attracted fierce criticism, both for its libretto and its music.


And one of the malefactors The adoration of the crucified Recitative: Later in life, he was ever keen to acknowledge this period as of the utmost stziner in his musical development. He also introduced weekly choral celebrations of communion and processions while providing adequate rehearsal time to cope with an expanded and enhanced repertory.

The likes of Paxton, Alfred Waterhouse and George Gilbert Scott were erecting the grandest or most innovative structures, from sophisticated private residences and places of worship to the grandiose schemes of Whitehall and the Crystal Palace. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them” Tenor Duet: Yet, over years after its premiere at Marylebone Parish Church inthis work still has a following.

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. This was the musical scenario into which John Stainer was born and bred: He was an Oxford Professor, a general inspector of music education and held presidencies of several professional bodies.

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He made himself of no reputation Bass The majesty of the divine humiliation Tenor Recitative: On the one hand there is the school of thought exemplified by this excoriating critic, writing back in 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.

Alma-Tadema, Burne-Jones, Millais and co. 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. 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.

This is hardly to say that the British Isles were not awash with great music—they certainly were, but little of it was indigenous. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. The site is also available in several languages. Particularly significant in the overall scheme of The Crucifixion are johh five hymns, which are designed for congregational participation. Javascript is required for this feature.


In this respect he was undoubtedly successful, as the enduring popularity of The Crucifixion continues to testify. Once again his administrative and scholarly skills were employed to great effect and he retained the post for a decade, retiring in Creative Commons Attribution 4. Arrangements and Transcriptions Procession to Calvary No.

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. An unselfregarding and genuine performance such as this probably makes as strong a case as can be made.

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The Musical TimesNo. 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. The structure of The Crucifixion is inspired by J.

Don’t show me this message again. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. 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.

As to the forces: 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.

Of these, Cross of Jesus must be counted amongst the finest of all hymn-tunes.