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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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. The Crucifixion – John Stainer – Arrangements and Transcriptions Procession to Calvary No. Contents 1 Performances 1. Work Title The Crucifixion Alt ernative. 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.
Alma-Tadema, Burne-Jones, Millais and co. 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.
Is it nothing to you Bass The appeal of the crucified Recit. This template was set before Victoria became monarch and Handelian oratorio, rather than opera, was setting the musical pulse of the nation. Composition Artist Credits The Crucifixion.
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Handel and Mendelssohn remained the staple diet, supplemented by a host of native English oratorios often written in pale imitation sainer the two German titans. As is so stainfr 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.
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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. Of these, Cross of Jesus must be counted amongst the finest of all hymn-tunes. Crucifkxion 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.
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them” Tenor Duet: How should we view The Crucifixion today? Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. November Total duration: Skip to main content. If you do, please would you be kind enough to advise me by e-mail – bawden37 sky. On the one hand there is the school of thought exemplified by this excoriating critic, writing back in 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 the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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He also introduced weekly choral celebrations of communion and processions while providing adequate rehearsal time to cope with an expanded and enhanced repertory. Much of the credit also goes to Margaret Phillips whose imaginative and genial registrations, not to mention her skilful accompaniment, provide notable support to the excellent contributions of Martyn Hill and Michael George. 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. And one of the malefactors The adoration of the crucified Recitative: Stainer was one of the most distinguished musicians of his generation. Bach, the scheme of arias recitatives, choruses and chorales hymns reflecting that of the St John and St Matthew Passions.
The Crucifixion (John Stainer)
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.
A s organist, sstainer, composer, teacher and author, the immense contribution that Stainer made to the music of his time can scarcely be over-estimated.
This is hardly to say that the British Isles were not awash with great music—they certainly were, but little of vrucifixion was indigenous.
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.
In this respect he was undoubtedly successful, as the enduring popularity of The Crucifixion continues to testify. The site is also available in several languages. An unselfregarding and genuine performance such as this probably makes as strong a case as can be made. Turner and the Duke of Wellington, in 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.
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.
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished Tenor For the love of Jesus. The Crucifixion may be his only tangible musical legacy, but he is perhaps even better remembered by musicologists for his contributions to the discipline. Yet, over years after its premiere at Marylebone Parish Church inthis work still has a following.