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By Jeremy Dibble

Essentially the most very important musicians of the Victorian period, Stainer is understood for his substantial effect as a composer of Anglican liturgical song, and his corpus of secular works - madrigals and songs - provides many surprises. He was once a super organist, an exceptional student, theorist, pedagogue and instructor - multifarious attributes which this research elucidates and is familiar with as a part of his wider musical character. Stainer's existence is a narrative of remarkable social mobility. From lowly origins he rose to develop into organist of St Paul's Cathedral and Professor of track at Oxford. but after his untimely demise in 1901 he suffered nearly rapid overlook with the exception of the recognition of a handful of works, between them I observed the Lord and The Crucifixion. In rehabilitating Stainer and the the most important contribution he made to musical lifestyles, this booklet examines the breadth of his paintings as a composer, and the $64000 function he performed within the regeneration of sacred and secular musical associations in Victorian Britain.

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