Charles Villiers Stanford

Irish composer. Born 30 September 1852. Died 29 March 1924
Charles Villiers Stanford
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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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Charles Villiers Stanford
Justorum animae (3 Motets, Op.38)
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Justorum animae (3 Motets, Op.38)

Justorum animae (3 Motets, Op.38)

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Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

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1914

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