The Crucifixion (John Stainer)

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Editor: Rod Mather (added 2002-05-25).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete work. Listed under "The Crucifixion", not "Crucifixion, The".

General Information

Title: The Crucifixion
Subtitle: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer
Composer: John Stainer
Text: selected and written by Rev. J Sparrow-Simpson, 1887

Number of voices: 4vv  Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Oratorio
Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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. [Hymn] The Mystery of the Divine Humiliation
  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. [Hymn] Litany of the Passion
  11. Recit. Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them'
  12. Duet So Thou liftest Thy divine petition
  13. [Hymn] The Mystery of the Intercession
  14. Recit. And one of the malefactors
  15. [Hymn] The Adoration of the Crucified
  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. [Hymn] For the Love Of Jesus

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at The Crucifixion.