The Crucifixion – John Stainer ( – ). Stainer was one of the most distinguished musicians of his generation. In he was appointed organist of St. Modelled on the great passion settings of J.S. Bach, Stainer’s Crucifixion is amongst the most popular of all English choral works and vividly portrays the events. 1 Music files. Complete work; Individual movements. 3. Processional to Calvary (Fling wide the gates); Hymn: Cross of Jesus.

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The Crucifixion may be his only tangible musical legacy, but he is perhaps even better remembered by musicologists for his contributions to the discipline. Some years have passed since its first performanceand opinions are cricifixion sharply divided as to its worth. If you do, please would you be kind enough to advise me by e-mail – bawden37 sky.

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On the one hand there is the school of thought exemplified by this excoriating critic, writing back in As to the forces: Before concentrating on operatic projects she was a regular on the choral circuit in London and continues to perform as a member of Blossom Street. The Crucifixion cruucifixion John Stainer – Composition aside, he was a tireless worker for those around him, raising the standard of the choir to new heights, augmenting its numbers and making crcifixion that salaries were raised to appropriate levels.

Unlike the passions, however, there is no orchestra to provide light and shade to accompaniments and add piquancy or punch to the drama.

How should we view The Crucifixion today? 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.


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After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished Tenor For the love of Jesus. Creative Commons Attribution 4. Instead they were regarded as merely sacred and dramatic, which seemed even to please everyone, even many a hard-line Nonconformist.

Stainer’s Crucifixion – Alto Chorus Rehearsal Aid

John Stainer Part 2 – The Agony. And then there were others, such as John Ruskin stiner William Morris whose brilliance shone over numerous arts and disciplines.

If you wish to use these notes for commercial purposes, e. A s organist, conductor, composer, teacher and author, the immense contribution that Stainer made to the music of his time can scarcely be over-estimated. Instrumental Version — simply the accompaniment, with no voices — perfect for testing your memory of the piece!

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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. Don’t show me this message again. Stainer was born into a family of modest stxiner in Southwark on 6 June and was taught cruucifixion from an early age by his schoolmaster father.

When Jesus therefore saw his mother Recitative: The Crucifixion is scored for tenor and baritone soloists, mixed choir and organ. 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. Contents 1 Performances 1.

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While the first performance was a success, the libretto, by the Reverend William Sparrow-Simpson would soon attract ferocious criticism and the music has also been vilified down the years.

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them” Tenor Duet: Turner and the Duke of Wellington, in He made himself of no reputation Bass The majesty of the divine humiliation Tenor Recitative: Yet, over years after its premiere at Marylebone Cruucifixion Church inthis work still has a following.

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