John Stainer

John Stainer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir John Stainer was an English composer and organist whose music, though not generally much performed today, was very popular during his lifetime. His work as choir trainer and organist set standards for Anglican church music which are still influential. He was also active as an academic, becoming professor of music at Oxford University in 1889. According to Peter Charlton's Stainer biography, Sir Arthur Sullivan's tribute to Stainer was blunt and memorable: "He is a genius." Stainer was born in Southwark, London, on 6 June 1840. As a boy, he sang in the choir of St Paul's Cathedral. At the age of 16, he was appointed by Sir Frederick Ouseley to the post of organist at the newly founded St. Michael's College, Tenburyshow more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136755394
  • 9786136755397