John Stainer

Biography

Born: June 6, 1840; London, England   Died: March 31, 1901; Verona, Italy  
Educated at Oxford, Stainer served as organist at Magdalen College after graduation. He organized the Oxford Philharmonic Society and in 1872 became the organist for St Paul's Cathedral. There he was responsible for hastening reforms that improved the conditions for musicians. He soon moved on to become church musician, scholar and composer. Failing eyesight caused him to resign as St Paul's organist and he returned to Oxford in 1889 to serve as Read more a music professor. The bulk of Stainer's compositions are cathedral works, and although they were considered fashionable and his choice of texts reflected a sophisticated feeling for literature, the works are not memorable. He himself regretted ever publishing his compositions, saying that he knew they were 'rubbish'. He is remembered more as a trailblazer in the area of English Musicology and was the first English scholar to research music before Palestrina. Along with his daughter Eliza and his son John, Stainer was a contributor to early editions of =Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians=. Read less
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    Stabat Mater Dolorosa - Music for Passiontide / Ross, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907616 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tomás Luis de Victoria,  Orlando de Lassus,  Thomas Tallis,  John Stainer  ... 
    Conductor:  Graham Ross
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir
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    Great European Organs, No. 85 / Cook, T.C. Lewis Organ
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 1083 Release Date: 07/09/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alan Gray,  Charles Harford Lloyd,  Walter Galpin Alcock,  Alec Rowley  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Cook
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    Psalms & Motets For Reflection / Edison, Choir Of St. John’s Elora
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572540 Release Date: 03/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Crotch,  Johannes Eccard,  James MacMillan,  Ivor Atkins  ... 
    Conductor:  Noel Edison
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Choir of St. John's
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    The Grand Organ Of Salisbury Cathedral / Halls
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 8 Release Date: 03/12/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  David Halls,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Walter Galpin Alcock,  John Stainer  ... 
    Performer:  David Halls
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    John Stainer: Crucifixion / Stanley Vann
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1307 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stainer
    Performer:  James Griffett,  Michael George,  Andrew Newberry
    Conductor:  Stanley Vann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peterborough Cathedral Choir
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    Anniversary Series - Choral Collection
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 304 Release Date: 11/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Francis Poulenc,  Eric Whitacre,  Robert Chilcott  ... 
    Performer:  Elin Manahan Thomas
    Conductor:  Nigel Short,  Robert Chilcott,  Joseph Cullen,  James Vivian  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8,  Tenebrae,  King's Singers  ... 
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    The Complete Psalms Of David, Series 2, Vol. 2 / Halls, Choir Of Salisbury Cathedral
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 1058 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stainer,  Samuel Sebastian Wesley,  Philip Taylor,  William Harris  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Cook
    Conductor:  David Halls
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salisbury Cathedral Choir
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    Label: Heritage   Catalog: 239 Release Date: 07/17/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stainer,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Conductor:  George Guest
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    Magnificat - 500 Years Of Choral Masterworks [50-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001664502 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Gregorio Allegri,  Antonio Lotti,  Orlando de Lassus,  Josquin Des Préz  ... 
    Performer:  Patrick Russill,  Marinella Pennicchi,  Michael Chance,  Mark Tucker  ... 
    Conductor:  Harry Christophers,  Paul McCreesh,  Stephen Cleobury,  Edward Wickham  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen,  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players  ... 
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    English Anthem Collection From Oxford / Harper, Magdalen College Choir
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 4001 Release Date: 01/17/2012   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  William Byrd,  Thomas Morley,  John Farmer,  Richard Farrant  ... 
    Conductor:  John Harper
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
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    Carols By Candlelight / Ives, Magdalen College Choir
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2927495 Release Date: 11/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  William Byrd,  Charles Wood  ... 
    Conductor:  Bill Ives
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
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    Label: Quietime   Catalog: 582 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stainer,  Traditional,  Richard Storrs Willis,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Eric Nordhoff
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    Great European Organs, Vol. 83 / Cook, Father Willis Organ Of St.Bees Priory, Cumbria
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 1052 Release Date: 08/09/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Walter Galpin Alcock,  Norman Cocker,  Arnold Cooke,  David Halls  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Cook
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    I Was Glad
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 4764411 Release Date: 05/03/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Wood,  William Henry Harris,  Charles Villiers Stanford,  Edward Bairstow  ... 
    Performer:  Harry Christophers,  The Sixteen,  Robert Quinney,  Elin Manahan Thomas  ... 
    Conductor:  Harry Christophers
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    A Choral Wedding - A Selection Of Favourite Choral Anthems And Hymns For Church Weddings
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8578196-97 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Healey Willan,  Samuel Sebastian Wesley,  Maurice Duruflé,  Lennox Berkeley  ... 
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    English Anthems From Oxford - Byrd To Britten / Harper, Magdalen College Choir
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1137 Release Date: 04/05/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd,  Thomas Tallis,  Richard Farrant,  Thomas Weelkes  ... 
    Conductor:  John Harper
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
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    Great British Anthems / Jeremy Backhouse, Vasari Singers
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572504 Release Date: 02/22/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Hubert Parry,  Charles Villiers Stanford,  John Stainer,  Edward (Woodall) Naylor  ... 
    Performer:  Jeremy Filsell
    Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers
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    Stainer: The Crucifixion / Cullen, Kennedy, Huddersfield
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 176 Release Date: 03/30/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stainer
    Performer:  Neal Davies,  Andrew Kennedy,  Darius Battiwalla
    Conductor:  Joseph Cullen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huddersfield Choral Society
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    Historic Organs Of Indiana
    Label: Organ Historical   Catalog: 7 Release Date: 12/08/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  William Mathias,  Robert Hebble,  Unspecified,  David Conte  ... 
    Performer:  Martin Ellis,  Edie Johnson,  Marko Petricic,  Carla Edwards  ... 
    Conductor:  Jack L. Fox
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    Carols By Candlelight / Ives, Magdalen College
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907495 Release Date: 11/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Gardner,  William Mathias,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Peter Warlock  ... 
    Conductor:  Bill Ives
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
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    Stainer: The Crucifixion / Guest, King's College Choir Cambridge
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 470379 Release Date: 10/23/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stainer
    Performer:  Richard Lewis,  Owen Brannigan,  Brian Runnett,  Peter White  ... 
    Conductor:  George Guest,  Stephen Cleobury
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St John's College Choir,  Cambridge King's College Choir
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    A New Heaven / Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001300902 Release Date: 07/07/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Rutter,  Herbert Howells,  Charles Wood,  Charles Hubert Parry  ... 
    Conductor:  Harry Christophers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
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  • 23.
    Choral Songs In Honour Of Her Majesty Queen Victoria - Elgar, Stanford, Bridge, Etc / Oliver, Et Al
    Label: Toccata Classics   Catalog: 12 Release Date: 05/12/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Murray Goodhart,  Arthur Somervell,  Charles Harford Lloyd,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Conductor:  Aidan Oliver
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spiritus Chamber Choir
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  • 24.
    British Composer Series Vol 3 - John Stainer: Magnificat, Anthems, Etc / Nicholas, Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 833 Release Date: 10/14/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stainer
    Performer:  Carleton Etherington
    Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
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    World Of Wedding Music
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 436402 Release Date: 08/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Charles-Marie Widor  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Hurford,  Harry Dilley,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Peter White  ... 
    Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,  George Guest,  Herbert von Karajan,  Stephen Cleobury  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Cambridge St. John's College Choir,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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