The English Anthem, Vol. 1

The English Anthem, Vol. 1

St Paul’s Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)


Sir John Stainer (1840-1901) received his knighthood in 1888 in recognition of his services to church music. In the same year he was forced to resign as organist of St Paul's Cathedral in London, on account of his failing eyesight. Stainer had been appointed there in 1872, after a distinguished career at Oxford, although the poor state of the music and worship at St Paul's had needed radical reform.

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