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Your favo(u)rite at this moment?

Dunstable
Henry VIII
Purcell
Handel
Elgar
Vaughan Williams
Holst
Britten
Other

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A British Composer Poll
« on: July 08, 2008, 05:03:11 AM »
Have at it. 0:)

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 05:21:01 AM »
Henry - The King's Ballad ftw! 0:)
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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 05:24:57 AM »
Much of the time, and currently, RVW is my favorite British composer.  Most of the other candidates do not much contend with him (in my musical affections) . . . on another day, I might have voted for Britten.

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008, 07:19:14 AM »
Elgar
Purcell
Finzi

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RVW & Walton perhaps too but I haven't explored their music enough.

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008, 07:20:59 AM »
Elgar
Purcell
Finzi

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RVW & Walton perhaps too but I haven't explored their music enough.


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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008, 07:28:47 AM »
I consider Vaughan Williams the greatest British composer and I have more music by him than any other composer in my collection.
I also, however, love the music of Havergal Brian, Edmund Rubbra and Robert Simpson.

and thanks for making this "British Composer" rather than "English Composer" :)

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008, 07:30:14 AM »
RVW for me as well.

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008, 07:32:43 AM »
I consider Vaughan Williams the greatest British composer and I have more music by him than any other composer in my collection.
I also, however, love the music of Havergal Brian, Edmund Rubbra and Robert Simpson.

Many here are symphonically minded, so I won't be surprised if VW sweeps aside the competition.

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and thanks for making this "British Composer" rather than "English Composer" :)

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008, 07:35:10 AM »
Huge Britten fan myself, but Vaughan Williams might be a close second.

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008, 09:17:51 AM »
Thanks for playing!
No problem except if Handel is included my list is actually:

Elgar
Handel
Purcell
Finzi

RVW seem to be very popular here. I wish I had heard more his music...  :P
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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008, 09:20:20 AM »
RVW seem to be very popular here. I wish I had heard more his music...  :P

I'm sure you can find some somewhere.  :)

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008, 09:36:38 AM »
I'm sure you can find some somewhere.  :)

There isn't time for every composer, at least for now that my interest is in non-classical music (Kate Bush, Tangerine Dream, Dave Brubeck, etc.)
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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2008, 09:43:14 AM »
There isn't time for every composer...

Tell me about it.  ::)

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2008, 09:56:08 AM »
Tell me about it.  ::)

Hah, last december I bought Ravel's complete orchestral works (Inbal) and I still haven't given it proper listening. I don't know if it's Ravel's music or the recording but I have hard time getting warm to the boxset!  ::)
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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2008, 10:26:30 AM »
You saw fit to put Dunstable on the list but not Tallis or Byrd? The heck?

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2008, 10:27:53 AM »
and thanks for making this "British Composer" rather than "English Composer" :)

Ho, i didn't know there was a difference.

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2008, 10:29:12 AM »
Apart from my vote here for RVW, who's a class apart imo, my personal list would probably also include:

Frederick Delius
Havergal Brian
Frank Bridge
Arthur Bliss
Edmund Rubbra
Eugene Goossens
Ernest John Moeran
William Alwyn
Lennox Berkeley
Alan Rawsthorne
Michael Tippett
Malcolm Arnold
Richard Arnell
Alun Hoddinott

(Btw, interesting to learn that Gerald Finzi is in this shortlist, and Frederick Delius, William Walton, Michael Tippett, to mention a few names of better-known composers, aren't.)
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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2008, 10:32:10 AM »
I see no Finzi.

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2008, 10:33:49 AM »
You saw fit to put Dunstable on the list but not Tallis or Byrd? The heck?

I actually didn't. I used a grouping from elsewhere on the internet.

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2008, 10:36:25 AM »
I see no Finzi.

Isn't he under the last heading? ;D