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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Instead they were regarded as merely sacred and dramatic, which seemed even cfucifixion please everyone, even many a hard-line Nonconformist.

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. Arrangements and Transcriptions Procession to Calvary No.

Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. 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. On the one hand there is the school of thought exemplified by this excoriating critic, writing back in His good works must have been well noted in high places as in he was made principal of the National Training School for Music and his generous offices were rewarded by Queen Victoria in with a Knighthood.

Stainer – Crucifixion

In 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. Handel and Mendelssohn remained the staple diet, supplemented by a host of native English oratorios often written in pale imitation of the two German titans. And then there were others, such as John Ruskin and William Morris whose brilliance shone over numerous arts and disciplines.


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Later in life, he was ever keen to acknowledge this period as of the utmost significance in his musical development. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.

In this respect he was undoubtedly successful, as the enduring popularity of The Crucifixion continues to testify. 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.

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He was an Oxford Professor, a general inspector of music education and held presidencies of several professional bodies. The site is also available in several languages. Bach, the scheme of arias recitatives, choruses and chorales hymns reflecting that of the St John and St Matthew Passions.

Stainer The Crucifixion The Crucifixion. The Crucifixion – John Stainer – Two years later, he died of heart failure, on 31 March, whilst holidaying in Verona. This template was set before Victoria became monarch and Handelian oratorio, rather than opera, was setting the musical pulse of the nation. 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.

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Composition Artist Credits The Crucifixion. 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 tge tirelessly for the improvement of music appreciation and education, and enhanced standards throughout the country as a whole.


Jesus said, “Father, forgive them” Tenor Duet: Alma-Tadema, Burne-Jones, Millais and co. He also introduced weekly choral celebrations of communion and processions while providing adequate rehearsal time to cope with an expanded and enhanced repertory.

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The first performance of The Crucifixion was well received, but it soon attracted fierce criticism, both for its libretto and its music. Skip to main content. 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. An unselfregarding and genuine performance such as hohn probably makes as strong a case as can be made.

Is it nothing to you Bass The appeal of the crucified Crucifixioj.

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

He made himself of no reputation Bass The majesty of the divine humiliation Tenor Recitative: Work Title The Crucifixion Alt ernative. Unlike the passions, however, there is no orchestra to provide light and shade to accompaniments and add piquancy or punch to the drama.

A tge organist, conductor, composer, teacher and author, the immense contribution that Stainer made to the music of his time can scarcely be over-estimated.