Stainer, John, 1840-1901

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Birth 1840-06-06
Death 1901-03-31

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English musicologist and composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Oxford Oct. 2 1898, to Mr. [Samuel] Aitken, 1898 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270670042

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : "On tramp," 9 April 1897, to Mr. [James A.] Moonie, 1897 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873766

English organist and conductor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Oxford Union Society, to Alan S. Cole, [n.y.], Feb. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126401

John Stainer was an English musicologist and organist. He was born into a musical family, educated at Oxford, and held several prestigious positions as organist, culminating at St. Paul's Cathedral. He helped found the Musical Association, and was principal of the National Training School for Music and professor of music at Oxford, among many others. He also composed church music, although he didn't consider his compositions valuable. Stainer is perhaps most valued as an early and influential musicologist; he was knighted in 1888.

From the description of John Stainer letter to Alfred Hipkins, 1898 May 6. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57071421

Epithet: of Add MS 36069

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x00015f

English organist and composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 5 Amen Court, E.C., [London], to Arthur Sullivan, [n.y.] Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126212


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