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STANFORD, (Sir) Charles Villiers
b Dublin, 30 September 1852
d London, 29 March 1924, aged seventy-one

He was the son of a lawyer who was also a keen amateur musician. Though intended for the legal profession, he was permitted to study music, and in 1870 he entered Queens' College, Cambridge, as a choral scholar. In 1873 he was appointed organist of Trinity College. After graduating in 1874 he spent two years studying abroad, coming horn e to the offer of leading appointments. At the opening of the Royal College of Music in 1883 he was made professor of composition, and from 1885 until 1902 he was conductor of the London Bach Choir. He was elected professor of music at Cambridge in 1887. He received many honours, including honorary degrees, and was knighted in 1902.

1876 (24)

Symphony in Bb major

1877 (25)

Festival Overture

1881 (29)

The Veiled Prophet, opera

1882 (30)

Elegiac Symphony, in D minor

Serenade, in G major, for orchestra

1884 (32)

Canterbury Pilgrims, opera

Savonarola, opera

1886 (34)

The Revenge, choral-ballad

1887 (35)

Queen of the Seas, overture

Irish Symphony in F minor

Prelude Oedipus Rex

1888 (36)

Symphony in F major

1891 (39)

Eden, oratorio

1894 (42)

Symphony in D major, L'Allegro ed il Pensiero

1895 (43)

Piano Concerto No 1 in G major

Suite of Ancient Dances

1896 (44)

Shamus O'Brien, opera

1898 (46)

Te Deum

1899 (47)

Evening Service in C major

1901 (49)

Much Ado About Nothing, opera

Irish Rhapsody No 1 in D minor

1904 (52)

Violin Concerto No 1 in D major

Evening Service in G major

1907 (55)

Stabat Mater

1911 (59)

Symphony No 7 in D minor

1914 (62)

Irish Rhapsody No 4 in A minor

1915 (63)

Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor

1916 (64)

The Critic, opera

Performed posthumously:

1925 The Travelling Companion, opera


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