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Stainer: Crucifixion / Kay, Hill, George, BBC Singers, et al

Audio Samples

  1. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Recitative: And They Came to a Place Named Gethsemane (Tenor) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Stainer — The Crucifixion: The Agony: Could Ye Not Watch With Me One Brief Hour? (Bass, Chorus) - Recitative: And They Laid Their Hands On Him (Tenor, Bass) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Processional to Calvary: Fling Wide the Gates! for the Saviour Waits (Tenor, Chorus)
  4. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Recitative: And When They Were Come (Bass) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Hymn: The Mystery of the Divine Humiliation $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Recitative: He Made Himself of No Reputation (Bass) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Stainer — The Crucifixion: The Majesty of the Divine Humiliation (Tenor) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Recitative: And As Moses Lifted Up the Serpent (Bass) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Chorus: God So Loved the World $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Hymn: Litany of the Passion $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Recitative: Jesus Said, Father, Forgive Them (Tenor, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Duet: So Thou Liftest Thy Divine Petition (Tenor, Bass) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Hymn: The Mystery of the Intercession $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Recitative: And One of the Malefactors (Tenor, Bass, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Hymn: The Adoration of the Crucified $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Recitative: When Jesus Therefore Saw His Mother (Tenor, Bass, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Recitative: Is It Nothing to You? (Bass) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Chorus: The Appeal of the Crucified $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Recitative: After This, Jesus Knowing That All Things Were Now Accomplished (Tenor, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Stainer — The Crucifixion: Hymn: For the Love of Jesus $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Stainer, John : God so loved the world
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Stainer's Crucifixion 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 emotional engagement here is about an unintrusive sobriety, affected by a glowing sentimental identification with the Saviour's plight.

One has to admire Stainer for writing a challenging work of sensible length which, without an orchestra, is achievable and satisfying for a capable parish choir: Stainer's Crucifixion is a celebration of amateurism, that cherished English virtue. Brian Kay has worked a great deal with committed amateurs, in this case the Leith Hill Festival Singers, the festival of which he's director. There's an underlying freshness of expression here, of singers with eyes and ears on stalks and a real sense of purpose. They are fortified by the excellent BBC Singers. Margaret Phillips's imaginative, genial registrations, not to mention her skilful accompaniment, provide notable support to the fine contributions of the solosits. An unself regarding and genuine performance.


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Works Details

>Stainer, John : God so loved the world
  • Performers: BBC Singers (Voice); Michael George; Martyn Hill; Margaret Margaret Phillips (Organ); Leith Singers (Voice)
  • Conductor: Brian Kay
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England (01/13/1997-01/14/1997)
  • Running Time: 67 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1887