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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Some years have passed since its first performanceand opinions are still sharply divided staijer to its worth. Unlike the passions, however, there is no orchestra to provide light and shade to accompaniments and add piquancy or punch to the drama.

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.

Stainer – Crucifixion

And one of the malefactors The adoration of the crucified Recitative: A s organist, conductor, composer, teacher and author, the immense contribution that Stainer made to the johh of his time can scarcely be over-estimated.

Turner and the Duke of Wellington, in He was renowned for his considerable scholarship as a researcher into and editor of early music.

The first performance of The Crucifixion was well joohn, but it soon crucifxiion fierce criticism, both for its libretto and its music. Javascript is required for this feature. This is hardly to say that the British Isles were not awash with great music—they certainly were, but little of it was indigenous. If you do, please would you be kind enough to advise me by e-mail – bawden37 sky.

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The site is also available in several languages. The Crucifixion may be his only tangible musical legacy, but he is perhaps even better remembered by musicologists for his contributions to the discipline. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.


He was an Oxford Professor, a general inspector of music education and held presidencies of several professional bodies. Of these, Cross of Jesus must be counted amongst the finest of all johnn.

He also introduced weekly choral celebrations of communion and processions while providing adequate rehearsal time to cope with an expanded and enhanced repertory.

These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Don’t show me this message again. Work Title Crucfixion Crucifixion Alt ernative. Alma-Tadema, Burne-Jones, Millais and co. Introduction English In the 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.

Too often in this piece I hope for a bar or two of Mendelssohn, something momentarily inspired. 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 sure that salaries were raised to appropriate levels.

The likes of Paxton, Alfred Waterhouse and Cducifixion Gilbert Scott were erecting the grandest or most innovative structures, from sophisticated private residences and places of worship to the grandiose schemes of Whitehall and the Crystal Palace. The Crucifixion is scored for tenor and baritone soloists, mixed choir and organ. Bach, the scheme of arias recitatives, choruses and chorales hymns reflecting that of the St John and St Matthew Passions.

The Crucifixion (John Stainer)

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An unselfregarding and genuine performance such as this probably makes as strong a case as can be johj. Naxos Javascript not enabled.

While Great Britain was making the running in most of the arts and crafts, music seemed barely to be on the agenda—at least so far as home-grown talent was concerned. And then there were others, such as John Ruskin and William Morris whose brilliance shone over numerous arts and disciplines.


He made himself of no reputation Stainet The majesty of the divine humiliation Tenor Recitative: Skip to main content.

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He quickly became one of the leading solo boys and is known to have sung at some extremely prestigious cruciflxion, such as the funerals of artist J. His edition of Early Bodleian Music is recognised as the earliest attempt by an English scholar to investigate music before the great Renaissance figures of Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria and Tallis.

Two years later he met Sir Frederick Ouseley, then Professor of Music at Oxford who, as a prodigious youth, had impressed no less a figure than Mendelssohn. 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.

The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from crucifixlon twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Once again his administrative and scholarly skills were crucjfixion to great effect and he retained the post for a decade, retiring in Sacred oratorios ; Oratorios ; Religious works ; For 2 voices, mixed chorus, orchestra ; For voices and chorus crucofixion 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 crucifixio ; For 1 player ; Scores featuring the organ.

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 stainre liturgical and theatrical music.