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John Stainer: A Life in Music by Jeremy Dibble.

 
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Jason Evans



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:33 am    Post subject: John Stainer: A Life in Music by Jeremy Dibble. Reply with quote

I just posted this on the Radio3 Message Boards.

I'll repeat it here:

Just finished reading this wonderful book and would be curious if others have also read it. It is certainly self-recommending, and a "must read" for anyone interested in Anglican Church music... which would be everybody here?

I've always rather enjoyed Stainer's anthems and service music, yet I had no idea he wrote SO many hymn tunes- some 170 are listed. Yikes!

And what a cruel pity that one of Stainer's best hymn tunes, "Rest" is not included in the NEH. For shame...


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lancecornea



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Rest" appears twice in A&M and once in A&M Revised, the two hymnals I was brought up on. Like most of Stainer's music, there's a stong (unwarranted) bias against it, and it doesn't surprise that it has been omitted from newer publications. Crying or Very sad

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Jason Evans



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is your opinion of the A&M Revised? Should I pick up a copy?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I much prefer it to EH, but can't say I've had any experience with NEH to make a comparison there.It's hardly a recent publication, but having editors such as Sir Sydney Nicholson, Dr.Gerald Knight, and Dr.J.Dykes Bower gives some cause for recommendation.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lancecornea wrote:
...but having editors such as Sir Sydney Nicholson, Dr.Gerald Knight, and Dr.J.Dykes Bower gives some cause for recommendation.

Understatement of the year, Lance. Razz
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