John Stainer

Sir John Stainer (6 June 1840 – 31 March 1901) was an English composer and organist whose music, though not generally much performed today (except for The Crucifixion, still heard at Passiontide in many churches of the Anglican Communion), was very popular during his lifetime. His work as choir trainer and organist set standards for Anglican church music that are still influential. He was also active as an academic, becoming Heather Professor of Music at Oxford.

Stainer was born in Southwark, London, in 1840, the son of a cabinet maker. He became a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral when aged ten and was appointed to the position of organist at St Michael's College, Tenbury at the age of sixteen. He later became organist at Magdalen College, Oxford, and subsequently organist at St Paul's Cathedral. When he retired due to his poor eyesight and deteriorating health, he returned to Oxford to become Professor of Music at the university. He died unexpectedly while on holiday in Italy in 1901.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 6th, 1840 (Southwark), Died March 31st, 1901 (Verona)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-9048 12-in. 6/3/1910 Love divine, all love excelling Harry Macdonough ; Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25948 10-in. 1/11/1922 God so loved the world Trinity Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor C-27974 12-in. 5/25/1923 Love divine! All love excelling Olive Kline ; Lambert Murphy Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-27974 12-in. 6/29/1925 Love divine! All love excelling Olive Kline ; Lambert Murphy Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-31670 12-in. 2/3/1925 Could ye not watch with me Trinity Choir Mixed vocal quartet, with pipe organ composer  
Victor C-31671 12-in. 2/3/1925 The crucifixion, part 2 Trinity Choir Mixed vocal quartet, with pipe organ composer  
Victor C-31672 12-in. 2/4/1925 The appeal of the crucified Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with pipe organ composer  
Victor C-31673 12-in. 2/4/1925 Fling wide the gates Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with pipe organ composer  
Victor BVE-42510 10-in. 2/16/1928 God so loved the world Trinity Choir Chorus, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-42514 12-in. 2/17/1928 King ever glorious Richard Crooks Tenor vocal solo, with pipe organ composer  
Victor BVE-43721 10-in. 4/10/1928 So thou liftest thy divine petition Richard Crooks ; Lawrence Tibbett Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-43721 12-in. 1/30/1929 So thou liftest thy divine petition Richard Crooks ; Lawrence Tibbett Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53735 12-in. 5/27/1929 The crucifixion Richard Crooks ; Lawrence Tibbett ; Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53736 12-in. 5/27/1929 The crucifixion Richard Crooks ; Wilfred Glenn ; Lawrence Tibbett ; Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53737 12-in. 5/27/1929 The crucifixion Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53738 12-in. 5/27/1929 The crucifixion Richard Crooks ; Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus and tenor soloist, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53739 12-in. 5/27/1929 The crucifixion Lawrence Tibbett ; Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus and baritone soloist, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53740 12-in. 5/27/1929 The crucifixion Richard Crooks ; Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus and tenor soloist, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53741 12-in. 5/28/1929 The crucifixion Lawrence Tibbett ; Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus and baritone soloist, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53742 12-in. 5/28/1929 The crucifixion Richard Crooks ; Lawrence Tibbett Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53743 12-in. 5/28/1929 The crucifixion Frank Croxton ; Wilfred Glenn ; Lawrence Tibbett ; Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus and vocal soloists, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53744 12-in. 5/28/1929 The crucifixion Richard Crooks ; Lawrence Tibbett ; Trinity Male Choir Mixed vocal chorus and bass and baritone vocal soloists, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53745 12-in. 5/28/1929 The crucifixion Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-53746 12-in. 5/28/1929 The crucifixion Richard Crooks ; Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus and tenor vocal soloist, with pipe organ composer  
Victor LBS-78538 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 11/14/1933 God so loved the world St. Bartholomew’s Choir ; David McK. Williams Mixed vocal chorus (unaccompanied) composer  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stainer, John," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103590.

Stainer, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103590.

"Stainer, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

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