The Crucifixion (John Stainer)

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  • CPDL #3625: Network.png PDF file.
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2002-05-25).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete work.

See below for additional settings of individual movements.

General Information

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

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

Language: English
Instruments: Organ
Published:

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:

Recordings:

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

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at The Crucifixion.