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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The first performance of The Crucifixion was well received, but it soon attracted fierce criticism, both for its libretto and its music.

The all-time greats Read about jlhn artists who changed the world of classical music. Two years later he met Sir Frederick Ouseley, then Professor of Music at Oxford who, as a prodigious youth, had impressed no less a figure than Mendelssohn. Yet, over years after its premiere at Marylebone Parish Church inthis work still has a following.

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. The congregation is invited to stand for these hymns and so directly take part in a communal celebration at this crucial point in the liturgical jojn. Too often in this piece I hope for crucitixion bar or two of Mendelssohn, something momentarily inspired.

He was an Oxford Professor, a general inspector of music education and held presidencies of several professional bodies. Skip to main content. Retrieved from ” http: 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.

Don’t show me this message again. As to the forces: The Crucifixion – John Stainer – His oratorio, Elijahcomposed for the Birmingham Festival inand now with an Crucigixion text, further endeared him to the British public and helped re-invigorate English composers into moving toward the European mainstream.


While the first performance was a success, the libretto, by the Kohn William Sparrow-Simpson would soon attract ferocious criticism and the music has also been vilified down the years.

Naxos Javascript not enabled. The Crucifixion is scored for tenor and baritone soloists, mixed choir and organ. Alma-Tadema, Burne-Jones, Millais and co. 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 stainrr contributions of Martyn Hill and Michael George.

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Stainer The Crucifixion

Of these, Cross of Jesus must be counted amongst the finest of all hymn-tunes. And then there were others, such as John Ruskin and William Morris whose brilliance shone over numerous arts and disciplines.

Some years have passed since its first performanceand opinions are still sharply divided as to its worth. Staimer 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 Stainre.

Turner and the Duke of Wellington, in 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. How should we view The Crucifixion crucifixiom At the time there was no such piece. Is it nothing to you Bass The appeal of the crucified Recit. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

John Stainer, Composer of The Crucifixion – Church History Timeline

This template was set before Victoria became monarch and Handelian oratorio, rather than opera, was setting the musical pulse of the nation. For all his experience as a high-level professional singer, Kay has worked a great deal with committed amateurs, in this case stainr Leith Hill Festival Singers, the festival of which he is director.


Two years later, he died of heart failure, on 31 March, whilst holidaying in Verona.

Once again his administrative and scholarly skills were employed to great effect and he retained the post for a decade, retiring 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 sainer with great British gusto.

This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Composition Artist Credits The Crucifixion.

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. If you do, please would you be kind enough to advise me by e-mail – bawden37 sky.

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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting xrucifixion recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. If you wish to use these notes for commercial purposes, e. When Jesus therefore saw his mother Recitative: He made himself of no reputation Bass The majesty of the divine humiliation Tenor Recitative: These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.