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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How should we view The Crucifixion today? Too often in this piece I hope for a bar or two of Mendelssohn, something momentarily inspired. 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.

Composition Artist Credits The Crucifixion. For all crucifxiion 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.

Work Title The Crucifixion Alt ernative. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. And when they were come Bass The mystery of the divine humiliation Recitative: 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 first performance of The Crucifixion was well received, but it soon attracted fierce criticism, both for its libretto and its music.

Stainer’s Crucifixion – Alto Chorus Rehearsal Aid – Chord Perfect

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished Tenor For the love of Jesus. 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. As to the forces: Particularly significant in the overall scheme of The Crucifixion are the five hymns, which are designed for congregational participation. 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.


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The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. So thou liftest thy divine petition Bass, Tenor The mystery of intercession Recitative: Now you can rehearse anywhere! 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.

Don’t show me this message again. 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 year. 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.

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Stainer’s Crucifixion – Alto Chorus Rehearsal Aid

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. Robert is in demand as a soloist and has also enjoyed numerous opera roles on stage. The oratorios of Handel neatly crucifixlon these issues by being neither liturgical in initiation nor purely theatrical in conception.


Yet, crucifxion years after its premiere at Marylebone Parish Church inthis work still has a following.

The Crucifixion (John Stainer)

This was the musical scenario into which John Stainer was born and bred: His good works must have been well noted in high places as in he was made principal crucifixipn the National Training School for Music and his generous offices were rewarded by Queen Victoria cruicfixion with a Knighthood.

John Stainer Part 10 – Litany of the Passion. Instead they were regarded as merely sacred and dramatic, which seemed even to please everyone, even crucifixio a hard-line Nonconformist.

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. The Crucifixion may be his only tangible musical legacy, but he is perhaps even better remembered by musicologists for his contributions to the discipline. As is so often the case, however, all this worthy enterprise has long been forgotten, and today Stainer is remembered simply for The Crucifixion and a few rather fine anthems and hymn-tunes.

He also introduced weekly choral celebrations of communion and processions crrucifixion providing adequate rehearsal time to cope with an expanded and enhanced repertory.

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