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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  • 51.
    Favourite Hymns For All Seasons
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 7106 Release Date: 03/28/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Goss,  Clement C. Scholefield,  Henry John Gauntlett,  John Stainer  ... 
    Performer:  John Scott,  Albert Charles Tysoe,  Paul Phoenix,  Philip O'Reilly  ... 
    Conductor:  Barry Rose
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
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    The English Anthem Vol 2 / Scott, St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 66519 Release Date: 11/19/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edgar Bainton,  Charles Villiers Stanford,  Gerald Finzi,  Patrick Gowers  ... 
    Performer:  Andrew Lucas
    Conductor:  John Scott
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
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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
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