AboutThe Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer is an oratorio composed by John Stainer in 1887. It is scored for a SATB choir and organ, and features solos for bass and tenor.
Stainer intended for the work to be within the performance capabilities of most parish church choirs; it includes five hymns for congregational participation.
The text was written by W J Sparrow Simpson, the librettist of Stainer's earlier cantata Mary Magdalene.
The work is dedicated "to my pupil and friend W. Hodge and the choir of Marylebone Church", who first performed it on February 24, 1887, the day after Ash Wednesday.
Stainer's work has in recent times been performed in an orchestrated version
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