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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The likes of Paxton, Alfred Waterhouse tue 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. If you wish to use these notes for commercial purposes, e.

As a founder member of the Musical Association, President of the Royal College of Organists and many other professional bodies, and co-founder of august societies and institutions such as the Oxford Philharmonic Society and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, he worked tirelessly for the improvement of music appreciation and education, and enhanced standards throughout the country as a whole. He also introduced weekly choral celebrations of communion and processions while providing adequate rehearsal time to cope with an expanded and enhanced repertory.

Composition aside, he was a tireless worker for those around him, raising the standard of the choir to new heights, augmenting its numbers and making sure that salaries were raised to appropriate levels. Work Title The Crucifixion Alt ernative. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The structure of The Crucifixion is inspired by J. And then there were others, such as John Ruskin and William Morris whose brilliance shone over numerous arts and disciplines.

Two years later, he died of heart failure, on 31 March, whilst holidaying in Verona. Instead they were regarded as merely sacred and dramatic, which seemed even to please everyone, even many a hard-line Nonconformist.


John Stainer – The Crucifixion | Clare College Choir

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. 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 staainer talent was cruccifixion. While Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven had rapidly become staples of the orchestral, chamber and instrumental classical canon, music for religious jkhn had been somewhat stifled ever since the Puritan tirades against liturgical and theatrical music.

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them” Tenor Duet: Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

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Bach, the scheme of arias recitatives, choruses and chorales hymns reflecting that of the St John and St Matthew Passions. Once again his administrative and scholarly skills were employed to great effect and he retained the post for a decade, retiring in Unlike the passions, however, there is no orchestra to provide light and shade to accompaniments and add piquancy or punch to the drama.

The Crucifixion may be his only tangible musical legacy, but he is perhaps even better remembered by musicologists for his contributions to the discipline.

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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. He was renowned for his considerable scholarship as a researcher into and editor of early music.


For 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. This was the musical scenario into which John Stainer was born and bred: How should we view The Crucifixion today?

Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. November Total duration: The Crucifixion is scored for tenor and baritone soloists, mixed choir and organ. 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. 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.

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. 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. Javascript is required for this feature.

Yet, over years after its premiere at Marylebone Parish Church inthis work still has a following. When Jesus therefore saw his mother Recitative: 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.

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.

Composition Artist Credits The Crucifixion. Don’t show me this message again. stwiner