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 Charles Villiers Stanford

Charles Villiers Stanford

Birth
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 29 Mar 1924 (aged 71)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot North Choir Aisle
Memorial ID 20926 · View Source
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Composer. He was a leading Irish musician of his time, though only his Anglican Church services and anthems are regularly performed today. His compositions include the comic opera "Shamus O'Brien" (1896), the Requiem (1897) and Stabat Mater (1907), seven symphonies, and many chamber and vocal works. Stanford was born in Dublin, and studied at Cambridge University. He was given professorships at London's Royal College of Music in 1883 and at Cambridge in 1888, holding both until his death. It is as a teacher that he is best regarded; his students included Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Frank Bridge, Ernest Farrar, and Herbert Howells. Unsympathetic to modern trends, Stanford was notoriously irascible and quarrelled with many of his contemporaries, notably Edward Elgar. He was knighted in 1902.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Added: 23 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20926
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Villiers Stanford (30 Sep 1852–29 Mar 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20926, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .