Ten Organ Voluntaries Op.6 composed by John Stanley (1712-1786). Edited by Gordon Phillips. For Organ. Tallis to Wesley Series Volume 28. Sheet Music. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P07723).
John Stanley was born on January 17th, 1712. Blind from an early age, he studied music with Maurice Greene, and held a number of organist appointments in London, such as Saint Andrew's, Holborn from 1726. He was a friend of George Frideric Handel, and after Handel's death he joined first with John Christopher Smith and later with Thomas Linley to continue the series of oratorio concerts Handel had established, and succeeded him as a governor of the Foundling Hospital, continuing the tradition of peforming "Messiah" for them. In 1779, Stanley succeeded William Boyce as Master of the King's Musick. Stanley's works include an opera, cantatas, oratorios, and instrumental music. John Stanley died on May 19th, 1786.
Volume II of Thirty Voluntaries - Tallis to Wesley Series Volume 28 (formerly H1034).