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Stanley Takes Over from Handel

Donald Macleod focuses on how John Stanley's organ performances captivated audiences, including Handel.

John Stanley's virtuoso performances on the organ regularly packed out services at the churches where he worked in eighteenth century London. In spite of being blind since the age of 2, he had a stellar career there as a performer and composer, with Handel amongst those who would crowd in to the church to hear him improvise. Even Royalty approved, and in 1779 Stanley succeeded William Boyce as Master of His Majesty's Music. Presented by Donald Macleod.

1 hour

Music Played

  • John Stanley

    Organ Voluntary in A minor Op.6 No.8 (1752)

    Performers: Ton Koopman (organ)

    • Capriccio:10256.
    • 2.
  • John Stanley

    Organ Voluntary in A minor Op.7 No.8 (1754)

    Performers: Richard Marlow organ

    • Chandos: CHAN0639.
  • John Stanley

    Organ Voluntary in F major Op.7 No.6 (1754)

    Performers: Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, Gerald Gifford, organist and director

    • Chandos: CHAN0639.
  • John Stanley

    Concerto for Organ in E major, Op.10 No.1 (1775)

    Performers: Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, Gerald Gifford, organist and director

    • CRD:3409.
    • 1.
  • John Stanley

    My Strength Will I Ascribe

    The Choir of New College Oxford, Richard Catterall treble, Richard Roberts alto, David Burchell organ, Edward Higginbottom, director

    • Meridian:84151.
    • 8.
  • John Stanley

    Harpsichord Concerto in C minor, Op.10 No.4 (1775)

    Performers: London Baroque, John Toll Harpsichord

    • Amon Ra: CD-SAR14.
    • 1.
  • John Stanley

    Trumpet Voluntary in D major Op.5 No.1 (1748)

    Performers: The Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Richard Morris trumpet Director

    • Teldec: 8.26535.
    • 10.
  • John Stanley

    Trumpet Voluntary in D minor Op.5 No.2 (1748)

    Performers: The Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Richard Morris trumpet Director

    • Teldec: 8.26535.
    • 10.
  • John Stanley

    Trumpet Voluntary in D major Op.5 No.3 (1748)

    Performers: The Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Richard Morris trumpet Director

    • Teldec: 8.26535.
    • 10.
  • John Stanley

    Organ Voluntary in A minor Op.6 No.8 (1752)

    Performers: Ton Koopman (organ)

    • Capriccio:10256.
    • 2.
  • John Stanley

    Organ Voluntary in A minor Op.7 No.8 (1754)

    Performers: Richard Marlow organ

    • Chandos: CHAN0639.
  • John Stanley

    Organ Voluntary in F major Op.7 No.6 (1754)

    Performers: Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, Gerald Gifford, organist and director

    • Chandos: CHAN0639.
  • John Stanley

    Concerto for Organ in E major, Op.10 No.1 (1775)

    Performers: Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, Gerald Gifford, organist and director

    • CRD:3409.
    • 1.
  • John Stanley

    My Strength Will I Ascribe

    The Choir of New College Oxford, Richard Catterall treble, Richard Roberts alto, David Burchell organ, Edward Higginbottom, director

    • Meridian:84151.
    • 8.
  • John Stanley

    Harpsichord Concerto in C minor, Op.10 No.4 (1775)

    Performers: London Baroque, John Toll Harpsichord

    • Amon Ra: CD-SAR14.
    • 1.
  • John Stanley

    Trumpet Voluntary in D major Op.5 No.1 (1748)

    Performers: The Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Richard Morris trumpet Director

    • Teldec: 8.26535.
    • 10.
  • John Stanley

    Trumpet Voluntary in D minor Op.5 No.2 (1748)

    Performers: The Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Richard Morris trumpet Director

    • Teldec: 8.26535.
    • 10.
  • John Stanley

    Trumpet Voluntary in D major Op.5 No.3 (1748)

    Performers: The Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Richard Morris trumpet Director

    • Teldec: 8.26535.
    • 10.

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