Son of a lawyer, Stanford attended Cambridge in 1870; he earned his bachelorís degree in 1874. He studied in Leipzig and Berlin, Germany (1874-6), and earned his masterís degree in 1877. He was organist at Trinity College 1873-1882, and composed and conducted musical societies. In 1883, he became the first professor of composition and orchestra at the Royal College of Music. From 1885-1902, he conducted the London Bach Choir. From 1887-1924, he taught at Cambridge University. From 1901-1910, he conducted the Leeds Festival. He was knighted in 1902.
The following links let you hear the Stanford chant, played by the computer on a synthesised organ.
The buttons will play the chant in the browser, if the correct plugin is installed.
It will play twice, and clicking on the link again will cause it to repeat.
You might need to click Refresh on your browser, or press F5 before playing, as the chant files change regularly.
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September 5, 2008