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Digital performance

Players’ Picks – Solo No. 5, John Stanley

Published Monday 23 August 2021

We wanted to create more music videos for you and also give our wind players a chance to shine. So, we asked them to choose their favourite pieces from the wind repertoire. The result is a selection  of short solos, duos and trios covering a range of composers and musical styles.

John Stanley became almost blind, aged 2, as a result of a domestic accident. Despite this he had a distinguished musical career. At 11 he was earning a salary (£20 a year) as an organist and at 17 he was the youngest person to be awarded a B.Mus from Oxford. He became organist of Temple Church in his early 20s and Handel regularly visited the church to hear him.


  1. Mina Middleton Flute
  2. Hamish Brown Piano
  3. John Stanley Solo No. 5 (from 8 solos) - Adagio & Allegro

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