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CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD  

(1852 - 1924)

Born in Dublin in 1852, Stanford established himself in England as a leading figure in the musical life of the country, appointed professor of composition at the Royal College of Music in London in 1883 and four years later elected to the chair of music at Cambridge. He exercised a strong influence over generations of composition pupils, although, by his final years, his once admired achievements as a composer were out of fashion. He had maintained strong personal relations with composers in Austria, Germany and France, including Brahms, the violinist Joachim, and Saint-Saëns. He was knighted in 1902.

Oratorios, Cantatas and Church Music

Stanford fulfilled contemporary demands in a wide range of choral works, services and anthems that remain in cathedral use in the Church of England. He also wrote a solemn Requiem Mass for the painter Lord Leighton and set a number of varied texts, often of patriotic or religious intention.

Stage Works

Stanford wrote incidental music for a number of plays, including the Cambridge Greek Play, and several operas, including The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, based on Thomas Moore’s poem Lalla Rookh.

Orchestral Music

A prolific orchestral composer, Stanford wrote seven symphonies, a Clarinet Concerto and a number of other concertos, and five Irish Rhapsodies.

Chamber Music

Stanford wrote a quantity of chamber music for various instrumental ensembles. These works include three piano trios, the last composed in 1918, and various works for clarinet and piano.

Keyboard Music

Stanford’s piano music is seldom heard but his organ music still finds a place in recital repertoire. This includes four sonatas and a number of compositions that explore again traditional forms of organ music.

Songs

Stanford made a significant addition to the repertoire of English and Irish song.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
Artist Profile Series - Jeremy Summerly Naxos 8.506024
English Choral Music Naxos 8.501007

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Artist Profile Series - SUMMERLY, Jeremy Naxos
8.578072
Choral - Secular
BEST OF BRITISH Naxos
8.570573-74
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
BRIDE'S GUIDE TO WEDDING MUSIC (A) Naxos
8.557246-47
Choral - Secular
BRIDE'S GUIDE TO WEDDING MUSIC FOR CIVIL CEREMONIES (A) Naxos
8.570227-28
Choral - Secular
Choral Concert: Choir of St. John's, Elora - TAVENER, J. / STAINER, J. POULENC, F. / STANFORD, C.V. (Psalms and Motets for Reflection) Naxos
8.572540
Choral - Sacred
Choral Concert: Saint Clement's Choir - HOWELLS, H. / BAX, A. / HORSLEY, W. / HARRIS, W.H. / STANFORD, C.V. / FERGUSON, W. (Hymns of Heaven and Earth) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90259
Choral - Sacred
Choral Concert: Vasari Singers - PARRY, H. / STANFORD, C.V. / STAINER, J. / NAYLOR, E.W. / WALTON, W. / HOLST, G. / FINZI, G. (Great British Anthems) Naxos
8.572504
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music - BAINTON, E. / THOMPSON, R. / MOZART, W.A. / CASALS, P. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / PARRY, H. / DURUFLE, M. (Voices of Ascension Chorus) Delos
DE3300
Choral - Sacred
CHORAL WEDDING (A) - A Selection of Favourite Choral Anthems and Hymns for Church Weddings Naxos
8.578196-97
Choral - Sacred
Classical Chill Naxos
8.520101
Choral - Secular
ENGLISH CHORAL MUSIC Naxos
8.557557-58
Choral - Sacred
English Madrigals and Songs Naxos
8.553088
Choral - Secular
ENGLISH SONG Naxos
8.557559-60
Vocal
FERRIER, Kathleen: Songs of the British Isles (1949-1952) Naxos Historical
8.111081
Vocal
HEAR MY PRAYER - CHORAL MUSIC OF THE ENGLISH ROMANTICS Cedille
CDR90000-036
Choral - Sacred
HEAR MY PRAYER - Hymns and Anthems Naxos
8.557493
Choral - Sacred
LEPAGE-DEAN, Oliver: Evening Hymn (An) - Music for Solo Treble Naxos
8.557129
Choral - Sacred
Music and Video Club Vol. 1(UK only) Naxos
8.555081
Choral - Secular
MYSTIC VOICES - Divine Music from the Heavens Naxos
8.570169-70
Choral - Sacred
Naxos Audiophile Kingdom Naxos
8.554915DX
Orchestral
Psalms for the Soul Naxos
8.554823
Choral - Sacred
REQUIEM - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation Naxos
8.556703
Choral - Sacred
Sheaf of Songs from Ireland Marco Polo
8.225098
Vocal
STANFORD, C.V.: Piano Quartet No. 2 / Piano Trio No. 1 / Legend / Irish Fantasies (Gould Piano Trio) Naxos
8.572452
Chamber Music
STANFORD, C.V.: Symphonies, Vol. 4 (No. 1, Clarinet Concerto) (Bournemouth Symphony, Lloyd-Jones) Naxos
8.570356
Concertos, Orchestral
STANFORD: Anthems and Services Naxos
8.555794
Choral - Sacred, Instrumental, Choral - Sacred
STANFORD: Clarinet Sonata / Piano Trio No. 3 / 2 Fantasies Naxos
8.570416
Chamber Music
STANFORD: Requiem / The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan Naxos
8.555201-02
Opera, Choral - Sacred
STANFORD: Requiem / The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan Marco Polo
8.223580-81
Choral - Sacred, Opera
STANFORD: Sonatas for Organ, Opp. 151-153 Marco Polo
8.223754
Instrumental
STANFORD: Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Nos. 4 and 7) Naxos
8.570285
Orchestral
STANFORD: Symphonies, Vol. 2 (Nos. 2 and 5) Naxos
8.570289
Orchestral
STANFORD: Symphonies, Vol. 3 (Nos. 3 and 6) Naxos
8.570355
Orchestral
STORY OF BRITISH CLASSICAL MUSIC (THE) Naxos Educational
8.558193-94
Choral - Secular
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: Journeys Altissimo
75442270502
Choral - Secular
Vocal Recital: Grigorian, Stella - MONTSALVATGE, X. / GUASTAVINO, C. / NIN, J. OBRADORS, F. / GLINKA, M.I. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. Oehms Classics
OC719
Vocal
Vocal Recital: Michaels-Moore, Pollock - STANFORD, C.V. / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R. (Songs of the Sea, Songs of Travel) Opus Arte
OACD9014D
Vocal
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