John Stainer


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.
    Historic Organs Of Baltimore / Armstrong, Ballinger, Bowie
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 91 Release Date: 09/26/1995   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Louis J.A. Lefébure-Wely,  Charles Zeuner,  Healey Willan  ... 
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    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 375 Release Date: 07/07/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reginald Porter-Brown,  (Frederick John) Easthope,  david clegg,  John Marson  ... 
    Performer:  Jonathan Rennert
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    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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