It is easy to dismiss Stainer’s Crucifixion as the epitome of English musical disfunctionality in the nineteenth century. Yet, over years after its premiere at . 1 Music files. Complete work; Individual movements. 3. Processional to Calvary (Fling wide the gates); Hymn: Cross of Jesus. Founded in , the Huddersfield Choral Society has long been a major part of the town’s vibrant musical tradition. Under a succession of distinguished.

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A s organist, conductor, composer, teacher and author, the immense contribution johh Stainer made to the music of his time can scarcely be over-estimated. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Javascript is required for this feature. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Introduction English In stqiner monumental Victorian era, with Britain ruling the waves and at the zenith of its economic, military, industrial and imperial power, artists, architects, poets and polymaths seemed to be ten-a-penny.

Some years have passed since its first performanceand opinions are still sharply divided as to its worth. Sacred oratorios ; Oratorios ; Religious works ; For 2 voices, mixed chorus, orchestra ; For voices and chorus with orchestra ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring the tenor voice ; Scores featuring the bass voice ; Scores featuring mixed chorus ; Scores featuring the orchestra ; English language ; For organ arr ; For 1 player ; Scores featuring the organ.


The Crucifixion is scored for tenor and baritone soloists, mixed choir and organ. Although enjoying a close working relationship with any leading professional orchestras and conductors, the Society is a independent and self-governing amateur choir, drawing talented singers from a wide area across Yokshire and the north of England.

While Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven had rapidly become staples of the orchestral, chamber and instrumental classical canon, music for religious purposes had been somewhat stifled ever since the Puritan tirades against liturgical and theatrical music. Composition aside, he was a tireless worker for those around him, raising the standard of the choir to new heights, augmenting its rcucifixion and making sure that salaries were raised to appropriate levels.

The oratorios of Handel neatly side-stepped these issues by being neither liturgical in initiation nor purely theatrical in conception.

Arrangements and Transcriptions Procession to Calvary No. Stainer was one of the most distinguished musicians of his generation. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.

The congregation is invited to stand for these hymns and so directly take part in a communal celebration at this crucial point in the liturgical year. The Crucifixion can still bat with the best of them every season, its many performances and broadcasts every year at Passiontide gladly attended and participated in with great British gusto.

Turner and the Duke of Wellington, in As a founder member of the Musical Association, President of the Royal College of Organists and many other professional bodies, and co-founder of august societies and institutions such as the Oxford Philharmonic Society and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, he worked tirelessly for the improvement of music appreciation and education, and enhanced standards throughout the country as a whole.

Later in life, he was ever keen to acknowledge this period as of the utmost significance in his musical development. The Crucifixion – John Stainer – Given its immense popularity, Stainer obviously succeeded in the latter. Particularly significant in the overall scheme of The Crucifixion are the five hymns, which are designed for congregational participation.

So thou liftest thy divine petition Bass, Tenor The mystery of intercession Recitative: He was an Oxford Professor, a general inspector of music education and held presidencies of several professional bodies. Stainer was born into a family of modest means in Southwark on 6 June and was taught organ tbe an early age by his schoolmaster father.


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In this respect he was undoubtedly successful, as the enduring popularity of The Crucifixion continues to testify. Bach, the scheme of arias recitatives, choruses and chorales hymns reflecting that of the Jonh John and St Matthew Passions.

His oratorio, Elijahcomposed for the Birmingham Festival inand now with an English text, further endeared him to the British public and helped re-invigorate English composers into moving toward the European mainstream. Of these, Cross of Jesus must be counted thr the finest of all hymn-tunes.

As is so often the case, however, all this worthy enterprise has long been forgotten, and today Stainer is remembered simply for The Crucifixion and a few rather fine anthems and hymn-tunes.

This template was set before Victoria became monarch and Handelian oratorio, rather than opera, was setting the musical pulse of the nation. The structure of The Crucifixion is inspired by J. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

To those using these notes You are more than welcome to use all or part of these notes for your choral society or church programme, or for educational purposes. Two years later, he died of heart failure, on 31 March, whilst holidaying in Verona. On the one hand there is the school of thought exemplified by this excoriating critic, writing back in These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.