Monday, 2 March 2015

28 March 2015 The Crucifixion by Stainer

Join us for a performance of John Stainers Crucifixion at 6:00pm on 28 March 2015 in St Mary Our Lady Sidlesham,

The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer is an oratorio composed by John Stainer in 1887 and is scored for a full chorus of mixed voices with an organ accompaniment. It features solos for bass and tenor.

Stainer intended that piece would be within the scope of most parish church choirs; it includes five hymns for congregational participation. The text was written by W J Sparrow Simpson, the librettist of Stainer's two earlier cantatas, The Daughter of Jairus and Mary Magdalene. Stainer dedicated his work  "to my pupil and friend W. Hodge and the choir of Marylebone Church", who first performed it on February 24, 1887, the day after Ash Wednesday.