The Crucifixion (John Stainer)

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Complete work

Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2002-05-25).   Score information: A4, 49 pages, 574 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

See below for additional settings of individual movements.

Individual movements

3. Processional to Calvary (Fling wide the gates)

Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2002-05-25).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 156 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

Hymn: Cross of Jesus

See separate page

7. The Majesty of the Divine Humiliation

Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2002-05-25).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

8. And as Moses lifted up the serpent

  • (Posted 2010-03-26)  CPDL #21099:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John K. Patterson (submitted 2010-02-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 19 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file(s) in compressed .mxl format.

9. God so loved the world

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18. The Appeal of the Crucified (From the throne of His cross)

Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2002-05-25).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: The Crucifixion
Subtitle: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer
Composer: John Stainer
Lyricist: William John Sparrow-Simpson (selected and wrote text, 1887)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, some passages TTBB
Genre: SacredOratorio

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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Description: Tenor and Bass Soli and male Soli from the choir.

Movements (some available separately):

  1. Recit. And they came to a place named Gethsemane
  2. The Agony
  3. Processional to Calvary
  4. Recit. And when they were come
  5. The Mystery of the Divine Humiliation
    [Hymn] Cross of Jesus
  6. Recit. He made Himself of no reputation
  7. The Majesty of the Divine Humiliation
  8. Recit. And as Moses lifted up the serpent
  9. Chorus God so loved the world
  10. Litany of the Passion
    [Hymn] Holy Jesu, by Thy Passion
  11. Recit. Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them'
  12. Duet So Thou liftest Thy divine petition
  13. The Mystery of the Intercession
    [Hymn] Jesus, the Crucified, pleads for me
  14. Recit. And one of the malefactors
  15. The Adoration of the Crucified
    [Hymn] I adore Thee
  16. Recit. When Jesus therefore saw his mother
  17. Recit. Is it nothing to you?
  18. [Chorus] The appeal of the Crucified
  19. Recit. and Chorus After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished
  20. For the Love Of Jesus
    [Hymn] All for Jesus

External websites:


  • Guildford Camerata with Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra; newly orchestrated and directed by Barry Rose; Lammas Records (2001)

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at The Crucifixion.