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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Of these, Cross of Jesus must be counted amongst the finest of all hymn-tunes. This crucitixion the musical scenario into which John Stainer was born and bred: Bach, the scheme of arias recitatives, choruses and chorales hymns reflecting that of the St John and St Matthew Passions.

This template was set before Victoria became monarch and Handelian oratorio, rather than opera, was setting the musical pulse of the nation.

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Stainer – Crucifixion

And when they were come Bass The mystery of the divine humiliation Recitative: Later in life, he was ever keen to acknowledge this period as of the utmost significance in his musical development. Alma-Tadema, Burne-Jones, Millais and co.

Arrangements and Transcriptions Procession to Calvary No. At the time there was no such piece.

Work Title The Crucifixion Alt ernative. Contents 1 Performances 1.

If you wish to use these notes for commercial purposes, e. Once again his administrative and scholarly skills were employed to cfucifixion effect and he retained the post for a decade, retiring in He was renowned for his considerable scholarship as a researcher into and editor of early music. The Crucifixion may be his only tangible musical legacy, but he is perhaps even better remembered by musicologists for his contributions to the discipline.


The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. 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.

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 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 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.

The structure of The Crucifixion is inspired by J. Skip to main content. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them” Tenor Duet: 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. And then there were others, such as John Ruskin and William Morris whose brilliance shone over numerous arts and disciplines.

So thou liftest thy divine petition Bass, Tenor The mystery of intercession Recitative: On the one hand there is the school of thought exemplified by this excoriating critic, writing back in 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.


This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. How should we view The Crucifixion today? The oratorios of Handel neatly side-stepped these issues by being neither liturgical in initiation nor purely theatrical in conception. Two years later, he died of heart failure, on 31 March, whilst holidaying in Verona. He was an Oxford Professor, a general inspector of music education and held presidencies of several professional bodies. The Crucifixion – John Stainer – 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.

The Crucifixion (John Stainer)

November Total duration: After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished Tenor For the love of Jesus. 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.

Composition Artist Credits The Crucifixion. And one of the malefactors The adoration of the crucified Recitative: This is hardly to say that the British Isles were not awash with great music—they certainly were, but little of it was indigenous. Stainer was born into a family of modest means in Southwark on 6 June and was taught organ from an early age by his schoolmaster father.

Etainer its favour, it unfolds with a seamless ease, never jolting the listener with gratuitous theatricality or the type of rhetorical intensity which the English find mildly embarrassing. The Musical TimesNo.