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Charles Villiers Stanford

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A Child's Garland of Songs, op.30 (1)
A Japanese Lullaby (1)
A Song of Agincourt, op.168 (1)
A Song of Peace (2)
A Song of Wisdom, op.113 (6)
A Welcome March, op.87 (1)
An Irish Idyll (1)
An Irish idyll in six miniatures, op.77 (1)
Anthems (2), op.37 (1)
A soft day, op.140 no.3 (3)
At the Abbey Gate, op.177 (1)
Ballade in G minor, op.170 (1)
Ballata and Ballabile, op.160 (2)
Benedictus in C major, op.115 (3)
Bible Songs (6), op.113 (3)
Caprices (5), op.136 (1)
Cello Concerto in D minor (2)
Cello Sonata no.1 in A major, op.9 (1)
Cello Sonata no.2 in D minor, op.39 (1)
Characteristic Pieces (5), op.93 (1)
Characteristic Pieces (6), op.132 (2)
Chillingham (1)
Clarinet Concerto in A minor, op.80 (4)
Clarinet Sonata, op.129 (4)
Come, ye thankful people, come (1)
Concert Overture (1)
Concert Variations upon an English Theme: Down among the Dead Men, op.71 (2)
Dante Rhapsodies (3), op.92 (2)
Drake's Drum (2)
Elizabethan Pastorals (6), op.49 (1)
Elizabethan Pastorals (6), op.53 (1)
Elizabethan Pastorals (6), op.67 (3)
Evening Service in B flat major, op.10 (4)
Evening Service in G major, op.81 (7)
Fairy Day, op.131 (1)
Fairy Lures (1)
Fantasia and Toccata in D minor, op.57 (4)
Fantasy in A minor for horn quintet (2)
Fantasy no.1 in G minor for clarinet and string quartet (2)
Fantasy no.2 in F major for clarinet and string quartet (3)
Festal Communion Service in B flat major, op.128 (3)
For lo, I raise up, op.145 (15)
Funeral March 'The Martyrdom' from Becket (1)
Gloria (2)
Heraclitus, op.110 no.4 (1)
How beauteous are their feet (1)
If the Lord himself had not been on our side (1)
If ye then be risen with Christ (3)
I heard a voice from Heaven (2)
Intermezzi (3), op.13 (arr. Stanford for cello and piano) (1)
Intermezzi (3), op.13 (2)
Introit (1)
Irish Dances (4), op.89 (4)
Irish Dances (6) (arr. violin and piano) (1)
Irish Fantasies (6), op.54 (3)
Irish Folksongs (6), op.78 (1)
Irish Rhapsody no.1 in D minor, op.78 'To Hans Richter' (2)
Irish Rhapsody no.2 in F minor, op.84 'The Lament for the Son of Ossian' (2)
Irish Rhapsody no.3 in D major, op.137 (3)
Irish Rhapsody no.4 in A minor, op.141 'The Fisherman of Loch Neagh and what he saw' (4)
Irish Rhapsody no.5 in G minor, op.147 (1)
Irish Rhapsody no.6 in D minor, op.191 (2)
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills (1)
Jubilate and Te Deum in B flat major, op.10 (1)
Jubilate deo (2)
Jubilate in C major, op.115 (1)
Justorum animae (5)
La belle dame sans merci (8)
Legend (1)
Lighten our darkness (3)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in A major, op.12 (4)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B flat major, op.10 (2)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in E flat major (1)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in F major, op.36 (1)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G major, op.81 (3)
Magnificat in B flat major for double choir, op.164 (6)
Mass 'Via Victrix', op.173 (1)
Motets (3), op.38 (26)
Motets (3), op.135 (4)
My love's an arbutus (1)
Nocturne in G minor, op.148 no.1 (1)
Nonsense Rhymes (1)
Oedipus Rex Prelude, op.29 (2)
O for a closer walk with God (5)
On Time, op.142 (3)
Organ Sonatas (6) (2)
Out in the windy West (1)
Out of the deep have I called (1)
Overture in the Style of a Tragedy, op.90 (1)
Partsongs (3), op.111 (1)
Partsongs (4), op.106 (2)
Partsongs (4), op.110 (2)
Partsongs (8), op.119 (13)
Partsongs (8), op.127 (2)
Peace, come away (1)
Piano Concerto in B flat major, WoO (1)
Piano Concerto no.1 in G minor, op.59 (1)
Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op.126 (5)
Piano Concerto no.3 in E flat major, op.171 (1)
Piano Quartet no.1 in F major, op.15 (1)
Piano Quartet no.2 in C minor, op.133 (1)
Piano Quintet in D minor, op.25 (2)
Piano Trio no.1 in E flat major, op.35 (1)
Piano Trio no.2 in G minor, op.73 (1)
Piano Trio no.3 in A major, op.158 'Per aspera ad astra' (1)
Praised be Diana (1)
Prelude on St Columba, op.101 no.6 (1)
Preludes (24) in all the keys, op.163 (3)
Preludes (24) in all the keys, op.179 (3)
Psalm 14: The fool hath said in his heart (1)
Psalm 150: O praise God in his holiness (4)
Quick! We have but a second (1)
Requiem, op.63 (2)
Rondo in F major for Cello and Orchestra (1)
Service in B flat major, op.10 (1)
Service in C major, op.115 (6)
Shall we go dance (1)
Short Organ Preludes and Postludes (6), op.105 (2)
Songs (3) of Robert Bridges, op.43 (1)
Songs (4), op.112 (1)
Songs (4) from Shamus O'Brien, op.61 (1)
Songs (6), op.175 (1)
Songs from the Elfin Pedlar, Book 1 (1)
Songs from the Elfin Pedlar, Book 2 (1)
Songs of Faith, op.97 (3)
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Songs of the Fleet, op.91 (4)
Songs of the Sea (5), op.91 (arr. Matthew Gee) (1)
Songs of the Sea (5), op.91 (6)
Song to the Soul, op.97b (1)
St Patrick's Breastplate (3)
Stabat Mater, op.96 (1)
String Quartet no.1 in G major, op.44 (2)
String Quartet no.2 in A minor, op.45 (2)
String Quartet no.3 in D minor, op.64 (1)
String Quartet no.4 in G minor, op.99 (1)
String Quartet no.5 in B flat major, op.104 (1)
String Quartet no.6 in A minor, op.122 (1)
String Quartet no.7 in C minor, op.166 (1)
String Quartet no.8 in E minor, op.167 (1)
String Quintet no.1 in F major, op.85 (2)
String Quintet no.2 in C minor, op.86 (1)
Suite for Violin and Orchestra, op.32 (1)
Summer's Rain and Winter's Snow (1)
Sweet love for me (1)
Symphony no.1 in B flat major (3)
Symphony no.2 in D minor, 'Elegiac' (3)
Symphony no.3 in F minor, op.28 'Irish' (2)
Symphony no.4 in F major, op.31 (3)
Symphony no.5 in D major, op.56 'L'Allegro ed il Pensieroso' (2)
Symphony no.6 in E flat major, op.94 'In Memoriam G.F. Watts' (3)
Symphony no.7 in D minor, op.124 (2)
Te Deum, op.66 (1)
Te Deum in C major, op.115 (6)
Te Deum laudamus (2)
Te deum in B flat (3)
The Calico Dress (1)
The Fairy Lough (1)
The Fair (1)
The Hoofs of the Horses (1)
The King's Highway (1)
The Lord is my Shepherd (6)
The Monkey's Carol (1)
The Resurrection (1)
The Revenge: A Ballad of the Fleet, op.24 (1)
The Travelling Companion (1)
The Triumph of Love, op.82 (1)
The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan (1)
The blue bird (7)
The rain it raineth every day (1)
To Chloris (1)
Veneta (1)
Verdun: Solemn March and Heroic Epilogue, op.151 (1)
Violin Concerto in D major, op.74 (2)
Violin Concerto no.2 in G minor, op.162 (1)
Violin Sonata no.1 in D major, op.11 (1)
Violin Sonata no.2 in A major, op.70 (1)
Voluntary (1)
Watts' Cradle Song (1)
When, in our music God is glorified (1)
When the Lord turned again (1)
Witches' Charms (1)
Worship (1)
Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, op.123 (4)
Ye holy angels bright (1)

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (30 September 1852 – 29 March 1924) was an Irish composer, music teacher, and conductor. Born to a well-off and highly musical family in Dublin, Stanford was educated at the University of Cambridge before studying music in Leipzig and Berlin. He was instrumental in raising the status of the Cambridge University Musical Society, attracting international stars to perform with it.

While still an undergraduate, Stanford was appointed organist of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1882, aged 29, he was one of the founding professors of the Royal College of Music, where he taught composition for the rest of his life. From 1887 he was also Professor of Music at Cambridge. As a teacher, Stanford was sceptical about modernism, and based his instruction chiefly on classical principles as exemplified in the music of Brahms. Among his pupils were rising composers whose fame went on to surpass his own, such as Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams. As a conductor, Stanford held posts with the Bach Choir and the Leeds triennial music festival.

Stanford composed a substantial number of concert works, including seven symphonies, but his best-remembered pieces are his choral works for church performance, chiefly composed in the Anglican tradition. He was a dedicated composer of opera, but none of his nine completed operas has endured in the general repertory. Some critics regarded Stanford, together with Hubert Parry and Alexander Mackenzie, as responsible for a renaissance in music from the British Isles. However, after his conspicuous success as a composer in the last two decades of the 19th century, his music was eclipsed in the 20th century by that of Edward Elgar as well as former pupils.

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