Charles Villiers Stanford

Irish composer. Born 30 September 1852. Died 29 March 1924
Charles Villiers Stanford
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1852-09-30
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Charles Villiers Stanford

Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (30 September 1852 – 29 March 1924) was an Irish composer, music teacher, and conductor. Born to a well-off and highly musical family in Dublin, Stanford was educated at the University of Cambridge before studying music in Leipzig and Berlin. He was instrumental in raising the status of the Cambridge University Musical Society, attracting international stars to perform with it.

While still an undergraduate, Stanford was appointed organist of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1882, aged 29, he was one of the founding professors of the Royal College of Music, where he taught composition for the rest of his life. From 1887 he was also Professor of Music at Cambridge. As a teacher, Stanford was sceptical about modernism, and based his instruction chiefly on classical principles as exemplified in the music of Brahms. Among his pupils were rising composers whose fame went on to surpass his own, such as Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams. As a conductor, Stanford held posts with the Bach Choir and the Leeds triennial music festival.

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The Blue bird, Op.119, no.3
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The Blue bird, Op.119, no.3
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The Lord Is My Shepherd
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The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord Is My Shepherd

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Choir
Choir of the 1990 Royal School of Church Music Summer Course
Conductor
Charles Villiers Stanford
On a Theme of Orlando Gibbons - No. 2 from 6 Short Preludes and Postludes
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On a Theme of Orlando Gibbons - No. 2 from 6 Short Preludes and Postludes
Charles Villiers Stanford
Rondo in F major for cello and orchestra
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Rondo in F major for cello and orchestra
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A March-Jig 'Maguire's Kick' (Four Irish Dances: No 1)
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A March-Jig 'Maguire's Kick' (Four Irish Dances: No 1)
Charles Villiers Stanford
Symphony no. 6 in E flat major Op.94 "in memoriam G.F. Watts" (2nd mvt)
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Symphony no. 6 in E flat major Op.94 "in memoriam G.F. Watts" (2nd mvt)
Charles Villiers Stanford
8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3. The blue bird
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8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3. The blue bird
Charles Villiers Stanford
Oh praise God in his holiness (Psalm 150)
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Oh praise God in his holiness (Psalm 150)
Charles Villiers Stanford
The Blue Bird, from 8 Partsongs Op 119 No 3
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The Blue Bird, from 8 Partsongs Op 119 No 3
Charles Villiers Stanford
Songs of the Sea
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Songs of the Sea
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Eternal Father, Op 135
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Eternal Father, Op 135

Eternal Father, Op 135

Choir
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
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Charles Villiers Stanford
String Quartet No 1 in G (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet No 1 in G (3rd mvt)
Charles Villiers Stanford
6 Bible songs, Op 113 no 4 - A Song of peace (Isaiah 11)
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6 Bible songs, Op 113 no 4 - A Song of peace (Isaiah 11)
Charles Villiers Stanford
Songs of the Sea Op.91
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Songs of the Sea Op.91
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Drake's Drum (Songs of the Sea)
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Drake's Drum (Songs of the Sea)
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Epithalamium, Op 182 No 5 (Occasional Preludes)
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Epithalamium, Op 182 No 5 (Occasional Preludes)
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Beati quorum via, Op 38 No 3
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Beati quorum via, Op 38 No 3
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The Blue Bird
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The Blue Bird
Charles Villiers Stanford
A soft day
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A soft day
Charles Villiers Stanford
Magnificat (Morning, communion and evening services in G major Op.81)
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Magnificat (Morning, communion and evening services in G major Op.81)
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The Blue Bird
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The Blue Bird
Charles Villiers Stanford
So it's kisses your cravng (Shamus O'Brien)
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So it's kisses your cravng (Shamus O'Brien)
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The Blue Bird
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The Blue Bird
Charles Villiers Stanford
Songs of the Sea
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Songs of the Sea
Charles Villiers Stanford
The Blue Bird, Op 119 No 3
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The Blue Bird, Op 119 No 3
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O living will
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O living will
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Drake's Drum (Songs of the Sea, Op.91)
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Drake's Drum (Songs of the Sea, Op.91)
Charles Villiers Stanford
Symphony no. 3 in F minor Op.28 'Irish' (2nd mvt)
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Symphony no. 3 in F minor Op.28 'Irish' (2nd mvt)
Charles Villiers Stanford
Clarinet Sonata, Op 129 (3rd mvt)
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Clarinet Sonata, Op 129 (3rd mvt)
Charles Villiers Stanford
The Blue Bird, Op 119 No 3
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The Blue Bird, Op 119 No 3
Charles Villiers Stanford
Mass Via Victrix (1914-1918)
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Mass Via Victrix (1914-1918)
Charles Villiers Stanford
'Justorum animae', from Three Motets Op. 38
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'Justorum animae', from Three Motets Op. 38
Charles Villiers Stanford
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
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La Belle Dame Sans Merci
Charles Villiers Stanford
Quick! We have but a second
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Quick! We have but a second
Charles Villiers Stanford
The Bluebird
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The Bluebird

The Bluebird

Singer
Sofia Niklasson
Conductor
Soren Kinch Hansen
Charles Villiers Stanford
The Bluebird
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The Bluebird
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Eternal Father, 3 Motets, Op 135, No.2
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Eternal Father, 3 Motets, Op 135, No.2
Charles Villiers Stanford
The Blue bird
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The Blue bird
Charles Villiers Stanford
Romance; Toccata (Six Characteristic Pieces, Op 132)
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Romance; Toccata (Six Characteristic Pieces, Op 132)
Charles Villiers Stanford
Te Deum in B flat major, Op 66
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Te Deum in B flat major, Op 66
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Beati quorum via
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Beati quorum via
Charles Villiers Stanford
Irish Rhapsody no. 4 Op. 141
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Irish Rhapsody no. 4 Op. 141
Charles Villiers Stanford
A Reel (Four Irish Dances, no.4)
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A Reel (Four Irish Dances, no.4)
Charles Villiers Stanford
The Leprechaun's Dance (Four Irish Dances, no.3)
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The Leprechaun's Dance (Four Irish Dances, no.3)
Charles Villiers Stanford
A Slow Dance (Four Irish Dances, no.2)
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A Slow Dance (Four Irish Dances, no.2)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1914: Prom 58
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Queen's Hall
1914-10-21T06:32:44
21
Oct
1914

Proms 1914: Prom 58

Queen's Hall
Proms 1914: Prom 55
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Queen's Hall
1914-10-17T06:32:44
17
Oct
1914

Proms 1914: Prom 55

Queen's Hall

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