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Charles Villiers Stanford

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A Song of Peace (1)
A Song of Wisdom, op.113 (3)
Addio, op.179 no.24 (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 (4)
Ballade in F major, op.148 no.2 (1)
Ballade in G minor, op.170 (2)
Ballata and Ballabile, op.160 (1)
Basso Ostinato, op.179 no.14 (1)
Benedictus in C major, op.115 (2)
Bible Songs (6), op.113 (2)
Canzona, op.116 no.2 (1)
Caprice in C minor, op.136 no.1 (1)
Caprice in D minor, op.136 no.2 (1)
Caprices (5), op.136 (1)
Cello Concerto in D minor (2)
Cello Sonata no.2 in D minor, op.39 (1)
Characteristic Pieces (5), op.93 (1)
Characteristic Pieces (6), op.132 (1)
Chillingham (1)
Chorale prelude (Little Organ Book) (1)
Clarinet Concerto in A minor, op.80 (5)
Clarinet Sonata, op.129 (5)
Concert Overture (1)
Concert Variations upon an English Theme: Down among the Dead Men, op.71 (2)
Dante Rhapsodies (3), op.92 (1)
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 (1)
Evening Service in G major, op.81 (6)
Fantasia (in Festo Omnium Sanctorum) (1)
Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, op.103 (1)
Fantasia and Toccata in D minor, op.57 (7)
Fantasia upon the tune 'Intercessor', op.187 (1)
Fantasy for horn quintet in A minor (1)
Fantasy no.1 in G minor for Clarinet and String Quartet (2)
Fantasy no.2 in F major for Clarinet and String Quartet (2)
Festal Communion Service in B flat major, op.128 (1)
For lo, I raise up, op.145 (13)
Funeral March 'The Martyrdom' from Becket (2)
Gigue, op.2 no.3 (1)
Gloria (2)
Heraclitus, op.110 no.4 (1)
How beauteous are their feet (2)
Idylls (3), op.94 (2)
If ye then be risen with Christ (2)
I heard a voice from Heaven (1)
In modo Dorico, op.132 (1)
Installation March, op.108 (1)
Intermezzi (3), op.13 (2)
Intermezzi for organ (4), op.189 (1)
Introit (1)
Irish Dances (4) (2)
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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' (5)
Irish Rhapsody no.5 in G minor, op.147 (1)
Irish Rhapsody no.6 in D minor, op.191 (2)
Jubilate and Te Deum in B flat major, op.10 (1)
Jubilate deo (2)
Jubilate in C major, op.115 (1)
Justorum animae (6)
La belle dame sans merci (7)
Legend (1)
Lighten our darkness (3)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in A major, op.12 (2)
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 (4)
Motets (3), op.38 (21)
Motets (3), op.135 (3)
My love's an arbutus (1)
Nocturne in G minor, op.148 no.1 (2)
Occasional Preludes (6), op.182 (1)
Oedipus Rex Prelude, op.29 (2)
O for a closer walk with God (3)
On Time, op.142 (3)
Organ Sonata no.3 in D minor, op.152 (1)
Organ Sonatas (6) (5)
Out in the windy West (1)
Partsongs (3), op.111 (1)
Partsongs (4), op.106 (1)
Partsongs (4), op.110 (2)
Partsongs (8), op.119 (9)
Partsongs (8), op.127 (1)
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 (1)
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)
Pieces (3) for piano and violin, op.155 (arr. for organ by ES Roper) (1)
Praised be Diana (1)
Prelude and Fugue in E minor (1)
Prelude on 'Jesu dulcis memoria' (1)
Prelude on St Columba, op.101 no.6 (1)
Preludes (6) for organ, op.88 (1)
Preludes (24) in all the keys, op.163 (1)
Preludes (24) in all the keys, op.179 (2)
Preludes and Fugues (3), op.193 (1)
Preludes and Postludes (6) Set 2, op.105 (1)
Preludes and Postludes (6) (1)
Procession Music from Drake, op.130 (arr. W.G. Alcock) (1)
Psalm 96: O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song (1)
Psalm 98: O Sing Unto the Lord (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)
Roundel, op.132 no.4 (2)
Sarabande, op.2 no.2 (1)
Scherzo Marziale, op.148 no.3 (1)
Service in B flat major, op.10 (1)
Service in C major, op.115 (4)
Shall we go dance (1)
Short Organ Preludes and Postludes (6), op.105 (1)
Sketches (6), op.155 (1)
Songs of Faith, op.97 (2)
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Songs of the Fleet, op.91 (3)
Songs of the Sea (5), op.91 (6)
Song to the Soul, op.97b (1)
St Patrick's Breastplate (3)
Stabat Mater, op.96 (2)
String Quartet no.1 in G major, op.44 (1)
String Quartet no.2 in A minor, op.45 (1)
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.7 in C minor, op.166 (1)
String Quartet no.8 in E minor, op.167 (1)
String Quintet no.1 in F major (1)
Suite for Violin and Orchestra, op.32 (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' (3)
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 Laudamus: Fantasia op.116 no.1 (1)
Te Deum in C major, op.115 (5)
Te Deum laudamus (2)
Te deum in B flat (3)
Tempo di Valse, op.163 no.10 (1)
The Calico Dress (1)
The Fairy Lough (1)
The Fair (1)
The Lord is my Shepherd (5)
The Resurrection (1)
The Revenge: A Ballad of the Fleet, op.24 (1)
The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan (1)
The blue bird (6)
To Chloris (1)
Toccata in C minor, op.132 no.6 (1)
Veneta (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)
Waltz in D minor, op.178 no.2 (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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Lest We Forget
Lest We Forget

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In Remembrance: Choral Music by Ireland, Holst, Parry, Elgar, Faure, Venables
In Remembrance: Choral Music by Ireland, Holst, Parry, Elgar, Faure, Venables

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His Love Endures Forever: Psalms of Faithfulness and Hope
His Love Endures Forever: Psalms of Faithfulness and Hope

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Clarinet Concertos
Clarinet Concertos

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Stanford - String Quartets 3, 4 & 7
Stanford - String Quartets 3, 4 & 7

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Come to Me in My Dreams
Come to Me in My Dreams

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Hommage aux Demoiselles Eissler
Hommage aux Demoiselles Eissler

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Songs of the Sea & Folk
Songs of the Sea & Folk

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The House of the Mind
The House of the Mind

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O lux beata Trinitas: Music for Trinity
O lux beata Trinitas: Music for Trinity

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Rejoice: Music for Choir & Organ
Rejoice: Music for Choir & Organ

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Stanford - Piano Concerto in B flat, Violin Concerto in D, Concert Overture
Stanford - Piano Concerto in B flat, Violin Concerto in D, Concert Overture

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Irish Holidays: Music for Clarinet & Piano
Irish Holidays: Music for Clarinet & Piano

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Our Lady Queen of Peace: Music for the Feast of the Assumption
Our Lady Queen of Peace: Music for the Feast of the Assumption

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Unfading Splendour: 20th-century Sacred Music
Unfading Splendour: 20th-century Sacred Music

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A Garland of English Choral Works
A Garland of English Choral Works

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Under a Celtic Sky: Anthems & folk songs from the corners of the British Isles
Under a Celtic Sky: Anthems & folk songs from the corners of the British Isles

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Silence & Music
Silence & Music

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Land of Hope and Glory: A Festival of epic British Music
Land of Hope and Glory: A Festival of epic British Music

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Stanford - Complete Organ Works Vol.5
Stanford - Complete Organ Works Vol.5

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Stanford - Morning Service in C, Motets, etc.
Stanford - Morning Service in C, Motets, etc.

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Stanford - 38 Preludes
Stanford - 38 Preludes

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Kathleen Ferrier Remembered
Kathleen Ferrier Remembered

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24+1
24+1

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The Gate of Heaven: Favourite Anthems from New College Oxford
The Gate of Heaven: Favourite Anthems from New College Oxford

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After the Sabbath
After the Sabbath

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Jubilate: 500 Years of Cathedral Music
Jubilate: 500 Years of Cathedral Music

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Stabat Mater
Stabat Mater

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