Stainer, (Sir) John
- (6 June 1840, London – 31 March 1901, Verona, Italy)Organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral from 1872 to 1888, he hastened the reforms of church music championed by the Oxford movement and raised performance standards. He composed three cantatas, two oratorios, and 18 services but is remembered today chiefly for his hymn tunes and skilful harmonizations of hymns.
Historical dictionary of sacred music. Joseph P. Swain. 2006.
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