Stainer - The Crucifixion | Herald HAVP399

Stainer - The Crucifixion

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Label: Herald

Cat No: HAVP399

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 17th March 2017

Contents

Artists

Mark Wilde (tenor)
Graham Trew (baritone)
Thomas Allery (organ)
The Choir of St Marylebone Parish Church

Conductor

Gavin Roberts

Works

Stainer, John

The Crucifixion

Artists

Mark Wilde (tenor)
Graham Trew (baritone)
Thomas Allery (organ)
The Choir of St Marylebone Parish Church

Conductor

Gavin Roberts

About

The third of his four oratorios, The Crucifixion (1887) was dedicated by Sir John Stainer (1840Ė1901), then Organist and Choir Master of St. Paulís Cathedral, to his Ďpupil and friend W. Hodge and the choirí of St Marylebone Parish Church, who first performed it on Thursday 24 February 1887, the day after Ash Wednesday.

The Crucifixion has been performed at St Marylebone Parish Church every year since its first performance, and this live recording is sung by the choir of the church.

Sir John Stainerís most widely known work takes us on an emotional and spiritual journey, and that journey is, of course, Christís journey, a journey towards the cross that awaits him on the hill of Calvary, Golgotha, the place of a skull, just outside the walls of Jerusalem.

Christís final journey was the very journey for which the Word of God became incarnate; the journey to which the whole of Jesusí earthly ministry had, inexorably, been leading; a journey that fulfilled Christís destiny, revealed his glory, and completed God the Fatherís plan for creationís salvation.

This is the first performance recorded in the place for which it was written since the 1999 recording made by the English Chamber Choir. 2017 marks the oratorioís 130th Anniversary as well as the 200th anniversary of the present parish church and the 900th anniversary of Christian worship in the parish that was, in the fifteenth century, to become St Marylebone.

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