John Stainer

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Born: 6 June 1840

Died: 31 March 1901


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List of choral works

Sacred music


  • And all the people saw the thunderings
  • And Jacob was left alone
  • Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion
  • Behold, God is my Helper
  • Behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside
  • Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies
  • Drop down, ye heavens, from above
  • The hallowed day hath shined upon us
  • Honour the Lord with thy substance
  • I desired wisdom openly in my prayer
  • Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers
  • Let not thine hand be stretched out to receive
  • Let the peace of God rule in your hearts
  • Lord, Thou art God
  • Lord is in His holy temple, The
  • Lo! summer comes again
  • Mercy and truth are met together
  • Righteous live for evermore, The
  • Sing a song of praise
  • Story of the Cross, The
  • There was a marriage in Cana of Galilee
  • They were lovely and pleasant in their lives
  • Thou, Lord, in the beginning
  • Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts

Antiphons & Introits


Communion Services

Anglican chants


  • The child Christ in the garden

Hymn tunes

156 in total, according to N. Temperley in New Grove. Hymns included in The Crucifixion have a single asterix.

Other sacred works

Secular music

Arrangements by John Stainer

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  • Christmas Carols New and Old, with Henry Bramley, 1871
  • A Theory of Harmony, 1871
  • The Crucifixion, 1887
  • The Present State of Music in England (Oxford, England: Horace Hart, 1889)
  • Music in Relation to the Intellect and Emotions, 1892
  • The Story of the Cross, 1893

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