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John Stainer
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Born in Southwark, London
Born on 6th of June 1840
Died on 31st of March 1901

Stainerís musical career began at St Paulís Cathedral, where he was a boy chorister. He became organist at St Michaelís College, Tenbury, then at Magdelen College, Oxford, where - when his duties allowed - he studied for his BA and MA. Among other later positions he was organist at St Paulís and Professor of Music at Oxford, but he is remembered for the church music he wrote, the most famous of his compositions The Crucifixion still regularly performed.

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