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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  • 26.
    Essential Hymns - 50 Best-Loved Hymns of All Time
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000664702 Release Date: 07/04/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Tavener,  John Rutter,  Traditional,  Melchior Vulpius  ... 
    Performer:  Charles MacDonald,  Wilfred Brown,  Maurice Vinden,  Brian Runnett  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Layton,  Neil Page,  John Warburton,  John Eliot Gardiner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir,  Holst Singers,  English Sinfonia  ... 
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  • 27.
    Trinity Sunday At Westminster Abbey / O'donnell, Et Al
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67557 Release Date: 12/13/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Villiers Stanford,  John Stainer,  Herbert Howells,  Edward Bairstow  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Quinney,  Julian Empett,  Yeachan Park
    Conductor:  James O'Donnell
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
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  • 28.
    Stainer: The Crucifixion / Gilchrist, Bailey, Brown, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557624 Release Date: 05/17/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stainer
    Performer:  Stephen Farr,  James Gilchrist,  Simon Bailey
    Conductor:  Timothy Brown
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
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  • 29.
    Bear Essentials - Remembrance Classics
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 24117 Release Date: 11/09/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Eric Coates,  Gordon Langford,  William Paris Chambers,  Henry Walford Davies  ... 
    Performer:  Paula Bott,  Bryn Terfel,  Roderick Elms,  Libby Crabtree  ... 
    Conductor:  Alex Evans,  Roy Newsome,  Richard Hickox,  Matthias Bamert  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cranwell Royal Air Force College Band,  Besses o' th' Barn Band,  Regimental Band of the Coldstream Guards  ... 
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  • 30.
    Through The Storm
    Label: Kathryn Kim   Catalog: 5637355773 Release Date: 07/20/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  César Franck,  John Stafford Smith,  George Frideric Handel,  Albert Hay Malotte  ... 
    Performer:  Kathryn Kim
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  • 31.
    The Essential Wedding Collection
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000233302 Release Date: 05/11/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Andrew Wright,  Francis Lai,  Bryan Adams,  Giorgio Moroder  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  Peter Hurford,  Richard Farnes,  Stephen Cleobury  ... 
    Conductor:  Nick Ingman,  Michael Kamen,  Julius Rudel,  Wyn Morris  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  Seattle Symphony Orchestra,  Utah Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 32.
    Hallelujah - 35 Great Sacred Choruses
    Label: Sparrow Records   Catalog: 96561 Release Date: 03/23/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  John Tavener,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  John Rutter  ... 
    Performer:  Andrew Lucas,  James Morris,  Benjamin Bayl,  John Wallace  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger,  David Hill,  Sir Neville Marriner,  John Scott  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Winchester Cathedral Choir  ... 
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  • 33.
    The English Hymn Vol 4 - All Things Bright And Beautiful
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 12104 Release Date: 07/08/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Hubert Parry,  Traditional,  Martin Shaw,  Thomas Jackson  ... 
    Performer:  Rupert Gough,  Rosemary Henderson,  Naomi Marshall,  Emilia Hughes  ... 
    Conductor:  Malcolm Archer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wells Cathedral Choir
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  • 34.
    The English Hymn Vol 3 - Hills Of The North, Rejoice
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 12103 Release Date: 10/08/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bill Grayston Ives,  Anonymous,  Charles Villiers Stanford,  William D. Maclagan  ... 
    Performer:  Rupert Gough
    Conductor:  Malcolm Archer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wells Cathedral Choir
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  • 35.
    The Psalms Of David - Complete St. Paul's Psalter / J. Scott
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 44101/12 Release Date: 10/08/2002   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Charles Villiers Stanford,  John Henry Hopkins Jr.,  Sir George Thalben-Ball,  Willcocks, David, Sir  ... 
    Performer:  Andrew Lucas
    Conductor:  John Scott
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
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  • 36.
    An Oxford Evensong / Darlington, Christ Church Cathedral Choir
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4035 Release Date: 09/24/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sydney Watson,  Bernard Rose,  Ouseley, F.A. Gore, Sir,  Walter Parrat  ... 
    Performer:  Clive Driskill-Smith
    Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christ Church Cathedral Choir
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  • 37.
    All Things Bright & Beautiful - A Collection Of Favourite Hymns / Sarah Tenant-flowers, The Victoria Singers
    Label: Gift Of Music   Catalog: 1027 Release Date: 02/01/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Goss,  J. Seymour Irvine,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  William Croft  ... 
    Performer:  Robert McDonald,  Alexandra Gibson,  Diane Atherton,  Ben Rayfield  ... 
    Conductor:  Sarah Tenant-Flowers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Victoria Singers
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  • 38.
    From Darkness To Light - The Salisbury Advent Service / Lole
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4030 Release Date: 11/27/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Palestrina,  Michael Praetorius,  Anonymous,  William Byrd  ... 
    Performer:  David Halls
    Conductor:  Simon Lole
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salisbury Brass Ensemble
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  • 39.
    The English Hymn Vol 2 - Jerusalem The Golden / Archer, Etc
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 12102 Release Date: 02/13/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Clement Martin,  Alexander Ewing,  Henry Thomas Smart,  William Henry Monk  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Gough,  Robert Marson,  Laurence Whitehead,  Robert Karlsson-Bourke
    Conductor:  Malcolm Archer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wells Cathedral Choir
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  • 40.
    Favorite Hymns From Wells Cathedral
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4010 Release Date: 06/28/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Hubert Parry,  Anonymous,  Joachim Neander,  Orlando Gibbons  ... 
    Performer:  Rupert Gough,  Malcolm Archer
    Conductor:  Malcolm Archer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wells Cathedral Choir,  Wells Cathedral School Brass Ensemble
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  • 41.
    My Spirit Rejoices / Christ Church Cathedral Of Men & Boys
    Label: Gothic Records   Catalog: 49115 Release Date: 06/27/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Wood,  Percy Whitlock,  Charles Hubert Parry,  John Stainer  ... 
    Performer:  Frederick Burgomaster,  Alistair Reid,  Patrck Fennig,  Steven Rickards
    Conductor:  Frederick Burgomaster
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christ Church Cathedral Choir Men and Boys
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  • 42.
    Wedding Hymns / Queens' College Cambridge Choir, Et Al
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 7160 Release Date: 12/07/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Goss,  Traditional,  Gustav Holst,  Johannes Crüger  ... 
    Performer:  Matthew Steynor
    Conductor:  James D.E. Weeks
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Queens' College Choir,  Cambridge University Brass Ensemble
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  • 43.
    Praise To The Lord / John Scott, St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55036 Release Date: 10/12/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Newton,  Johannes Crüger,  John Stainer,  Charles Hubert Parry  ... 
    Performer:  Christopher Dearnley
    Conductor:  John Scott
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir,  English Brass Ensemble
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  • 44.
    Hymns Of Heaven And Earth / Conte, Saint Clement's Choir
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90259 Release Date: 09/15/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Villiers Stanford,  William Henry Harris,  Clement C. Scholefield,  Edward Bairstow  ... 
    Performer:  Matthew Glandorf
    Conductor:  Peter Richard Conte
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St Clement's Choir Philadelphia
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  • 45.
    Songs Of Praise
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8553876 Release Date: 09/08/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Wood,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Charles Hubert Parry,  Henry Balfour Gardiner  ... 
    Performer:  Darius Battiwalla,  Michael Thompson
    Conductor:  John Pryce-Jones
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Halifax Choral Society
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  • 46.
    Stainer: Crucifixion / Kay, Hill, George, Bbc Singers, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9551 Release Date: 04/22/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stainer
    Performer:  Michael George,  Martyn Hill,  Margaret Phillips
    Conductor:  Brian Kay
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leith Hill Festival Singers,  BBC Singers
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  • 47.
    Psalms From St. Paul's Vol 4 - Psalms 41-55 / John Scott
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 11004 Release Date: 03/11/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir George Thalben-Ball,  Martin Luther,  John Foster,  Michael Wise  ... 
    Performer:  Andrew Lucas
    Conductor:  John Scott
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
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  • 48.
    Music For A Great Cathedral / Dearnley, Rose, Et Al
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 7118 Release Date: 02/20/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Goss,  William Byrd,  John Tomkin,  Charles Hubert Parry  ... 
    Performer:  Geoffrey Shaw,  Christopher Dearnley,  Ian Thompson,  Robert Eaton  ... 
    Conductor:  Barry Rose,  Christopher Dearnley
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
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  • 49.
    Give Us The Wings Of Faith / Choirs Of Wellington College
    Label: Herald Records   Catalog: 153 Release Date: 12/22/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edgar Bainton,  William Byrd,  Anonymous,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Performer:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
    Conductor:  Stefan Anderson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellington College Choirs
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    Hymns Through The Ages / Foster, Phillips, All Saints' Choir  Et All
    Label: Gothic Records   Catalog: 49074 Release Date: 10/17/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Hubert Parry,  Herbert Howells,  Cyril Taylor,  Kathleen Thomerson  ... 
    Performer:  Craig Phillips,  John Peterson,  William Wood
    Conductor:  Thomas Foster
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  All Saint's Episcopal Church Choir Beverly Hills
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John Stainer


MOST POPULAR WORKS
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