Sir John Stainer

(1840—1901) musicologist and composer

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organist and composer. In 1872 he became organist at St Paul's Cathedral, where he carried out reforms in the music, which became famous under his direction. From 1889 to 1899 he was Professor of Music at Oxford. His main works were oratorios and cantatas, among them The Crucifixion (1887).

Subjects: Music.

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