John Stanley

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Trumpet Voluntary in D

ADOLF SCHERBAUM (trumpet) WILHELM KRUMBACH (organ) gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Adolf Scherbaum

Unknown: Wilhelm Krumbach

EMS20100919

Lucie Skeaping profiles the blind 18th-century organist and composer John Stanley.

Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of John Stanley who, despite a tragic accident that left him blind at the age of two, became very successful in the 18th-century music world, partly thanks to his remarkable memory.

As a composer he wrote numerous concertos, sonatas, cantatas and anthems; as a player of both the violin and the organ he attracted listeners from far and wide - and he directed several Handel cantatas and the Messiah from memory.

Stanley: Organ Voluntary in A minor, Op 7 No 8

Richard Marlow (organ)

CHANDOS CHAN 0639 Tracks 1-3

Stanley: Organ Concerto No 2 in D

Northern Sinfonia Orchestra

Gerald Gifford (organ/director)

CRD CRD 3365

Tracks 3, 4

Stanley: Concerto for strings, Op 2 No 4

Collegium Musicum 90

Simon Standage (conductor)

CHANDOS CHAN 0638 Tracks 15-18

Maurice Greene: Anthem: Lord Let Me Know Mine End

Choir of New College, Oxford

Edward Higginbottom (conductor)

CRD CRD 3484 Track 1

Handel: Streams of Pleasure (duet from Theodora)

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Robin Blaze (countertenor)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)

BIS BISSACD1436 Track 8

Stanley Cantata: The choice of Hercules (overture and march)

The Wallace Collection

English String Orchestra

William Boughton (conductor)

NIMBUS NI 5155 Tracks 6, 7

Handel: All we like sheep have gone astray (chorus from Messiah)

Academy and Chorus of St Martin in the Fields

Neville Marriner (conductor)

Philips 454 4132 Track 13

Stanley: Arcadia/Shepherd's Wedding (excerpt)

Andrew Knight (baritone)

The Parley of Instruments

Roy Goodman (director)

BBC recording.