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Stainer, (Sir) John

Stainer, (Sir) John (b London, 1840; d Verona, 1901). Eng. composer, organist, teacher, and scholar. Chorister, St Paul's Cath., 1849–54. Org., St Paul's 1872–88. Prof. of org. and harmony, Nat. Training Sch. of Mus., and prin. 1881–9. Prof. of mus., Oxford Univ., 1889–1901. Wrote books on harmony and about Du Fay. His Early Bodleian Music (1901) is one of first serious studies of medieval music. Comp. much church mus., incl. Sevenfold Amen, and oratorios and cantatas of which the best-known is The Crucifixion (1887). Knighted 1888.

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Stainer, Sir John

Sir John Stainer (stā´nər), 1840–1901, English composer and organist, grad. Oxford. He was organist and choirmaster at St. Paul's Cathedral (1872–88), and he wrote music for the church service, cantatas, and two oratorios, one of which, The Crucifixion (1887), is still often performed.

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