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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  • 1.
    Hymns From Bath Abbey
    Label: Regent   Catalog: 445 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Goss,  Charles H. Parry,  John Darwall,  Thomas Olivers  ... 
    Performer:  Marcus Sealy
    Conductor:  Peter King
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    Out Of Darkness: Music From Lent To Trinity
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 409 Release Date: 02/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd,  Henry Purcell,  Edward Bairstow,  Fernand Laloux  ... 
    Conductor:  Mark Williams
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Jesus College Choir
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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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    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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    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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    A Year At Southwark / Wright, Southwark Cathedral Choir
    Label: Regent   Catalog: 376 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  William Byrd,  Neil Cox,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Wright
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark 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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    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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    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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    Sing Alleluia / Soper,  Rochester Cathedral Choir
    Label: Regent   Catalog: 329 Release Date: 03/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Barry Ferguson,  Robert Ashfield,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Roger Sayer
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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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    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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    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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    Stainer: The Crucifixion / John Scott, St. Paul's Cathedral
    Label: Conifer   Catalog: 51193 Release Date: 06/25/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stainer,  John Goss
    Performer:  Maldwyn Davies,  Andrew Lucas,  David Wilson-Johnson
    Conductor:  John Scott
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir,  St. Paul's Cathedral Special Service Choir
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    Hymns From Hereford
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4060 Release Date: 04/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Goss,  Melchior Vulpius,  Traditional,  William Henry Harris  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Green
    Conductor:  Roy Massey,  Richard Lloyd
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hereford Cathedral Choir
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  • 23.
    Rejoice - A Vision Of Christ Through Music
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570980 Release Date: 03/18/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stainer,  Franz Liszt,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Thomas Tallis  ... 
    Performer:  James Gilchrist,  Simon Bailey,  Furio Zanasi,  Ulrich Rausch  ... 
    Conductor:  Timothy Brown,  Diego Fasolis,  Jeremy Summerly,  Kenneth Schermerhorn  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  Clare College Choir,  Swiss Radio Chorus  ... 
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    Let Us Lift Up Our Heart: 19th Century Church Music
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4059 Release Date: 08/28/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Samuel Sebastian Wesley,  John Stainer,  John Goss,  Ouseley, F.A. Gore, Sir  ... 
    Performer:  Anthony Nixon,  John Lees,  Christopher Breeds,  Jeremy Suter  ... 
    Conductor:  Alan Thurlow,  John Birch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
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  • 25.
    Great Hymns From St. Paul's
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4058 Release Date: 05/29/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Darwall,  John Stainer,  John Goss,  John Bacchus Dykes  ... 
    Performer:  Huw Williams
    Conductor:  Malcolm Archer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
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John Stainer


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Recitative: And they came to a place named Gethsemane (Tenor)
The Agony: Could ye not watch with Me one brief hour? (Bass, Chorus) - Recitative: And they laid their hands on Him (Tenor, Bass)
Processional to Calvary: Fling wide the Gates! For the Saviour waits (Tenor, Chorus)
Recitative: And when they were come (Bass)
Hymn: The Mystery of the Divine Humiliation
Recitative: He made Himself of no reputation (Bass)
The Majesty of the Divine Humiliation (Tenor)
Recitative: And as Moses lifted up the serpent (Bass)
Chorus: God so loved the world
Hymn: Litany of the Passion
Recitative: Jesus said, Father, forgive them (Tenor, Chorus)
Duet: So Thou liftest Thy divine petition (Tenor, Bass)
Hymn: The Mystery of the Intercession
Recitative: And one of the malefactors (Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Hymn: The Adoration of the Crucified
Recitative: When Jesus therefore saw His mother (Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Recitative: Is it nothing to you? (Bass)
Chorus: The Appeal of the Crucified
Recitative: After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished (Tenor, Chorus)
Hymn: For the love of Jesus
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Recitative: And they came to a place named Gethsemane (Tenor)
The Agony: Could ye not watch with Me one brief hour? (Bass, Chorus) - Recitative: And they laid their hands on Him (Tenor, Bass)
Processional to Calvary: Fling wide the Gates! For the Saviour waits (Tenor, Chorus)
Recitative: And when they were come (Bass)
Hymn: The Mystery of the Divine Humiliation
Recitative: He made Himself of no reputation (Bass)
The Majesty of the Divine Humiliation (Tenor)
Recitative: And as Moses lifted up the serpent (Bass)
Chorus: God so loved the world
Hymn: Litany of the Passion
Recitative: Jesus said, Father, forgive them (Tenor, Chorus)
Duet: So Thou liftest Thy divine petition (Tenor, Bass)
Hymn: The Mystery of the Intercession
Recitative: And one of the malefactors (Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Hymn: The Adoration of the Crucified
Recitative: When Jesus therefore saw His mother (Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Recitative: Is it nothing to you? (Bass)
Chorus: The Appeal of the Crucified
Recitative: After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished (Tenor, Chorus)
Hymn: For the love of Jesus