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Charles Villiers Stanford

Charles Villiers Stanford Photo © W&D Downey/Royal College of Music
1852 - 1924


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Charles Villiers Stanford was a composer and teacher, who with Parry rejuvenated English musical tradition in Victorian and Edwardian eras * Studied at Cambridge University and in Leipzig and Berlin * In decade from 1875 achieved reputation with prize-winning Symphony No.1 and premiere of opera The Veiled Prophet in Hanover * Appointed professor at both Royal College of Music (1883) and Cambridge University (1887), holding positions until his death * Exercised great influence on craftsmanship of generations of composers * Pupils included Benjamin, Bliss, Bridge, Howells, Holst, Ireland, Goossens and Vaughan Williams * Promoted opera as an important form and won considerable popular success with Shamus O'Brien * Much-loved choral works which set new standards of achievement, including Three Motets and Services in G and Bb * Buried next to Purcell in Westminster Abbey

Works by Charles Villiers Stanford include:
Shamus O'Brien (1896) Romantic comic opera in two acts
Requiem (1897) for soloists, chorus and orchestra
Songs of the Sea (1904) for bass-baritone, male or mixed chorus and orchestra
Three Motets (1905) for unaccompanied chorus
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