CONSOLATION (Stanford)

CONSOLATION (Stanford)

Composer: Charles V. Stanford
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Composer: Charles V. Stanford

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (30 September 1852 – 29 March 1924) was an Irish composer, teacher and conductor. Born to a well-off and highly musical family in Dublin, Stanford was educated at the University of Cambridge before studying music in Leipzig and Berlin. He was instrumental in raising the status of the Cambridge University Musical Society, attracting international stars to perform with it. While still an undergraduate, Stanford was appointed organist of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1882, aged 29, he was one of the founding professors of the Royal College of Music, where he taught composition for the rest of his life. From 1887 he was also the professor of music at Cambridge. As a teacher, Stanford was sceptical about moder… Go to person page >

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Title: CONSOLATION (Stanford)
Composer: Charles V. Stanford
Meter: 11.10.11.10.10.10
Incipit: 56453 43217 16756
Key: f minor
Copyright: Public Domain

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Thou knowest, Lord, the weariness and sorrow

Thou knowest, Lord, the weariness and sorrow
Of the sad heart that comes to Thee for rest;
Cares of today, and burdens for tomorrow,
Blessings implored, and sins to be confessed;
We come before Thee at Thy gracious word,
And lay them at Thy feet: Thou knowest, Lord.

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