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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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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #300 on: December 17, 2010, 12:25:14 PM »
It's funny that this poll almost entirely leaves out the Golden Age of English Musick (16th-17th centuries). Where are Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland etc.? There was actually a period when English music was foremost in Europe. That was it.

Adding them to the poll wouldn't have changed the results much, if at all. Those composers would have received 1 or 2 votes each, at most.

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #301 on: December 17, 2010, 12:33:50 PM »
Adding them to the poll wouldn't have changed the results much, if at all.

You're right...I voted for VW myself  :)
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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #302 on: December 17, 2010, 02:35:47 PM »
Adding them to the poll wouldn't have changed the results much, if at all. Those composers would have received 1 or 2 votes each, at most.

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« Reply #303 on: October 02, 2011, 11:36:46 AM »
Gustav Holst is absolutely my favourite British composer, his music is so thrilling and expressive!! Then, a little step backward, Elgar and Vaughan-Williams  :)

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« Reply #304 on: October 03, 2011, 07:47:38 PM »
Vaughan Williams, Rubbra, Britten, and Rawsthorne are the reasons I continue to listen to British music. 8)
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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #305 on: October 03, 2011, 08:08:38 PM »
Britten. Just watch.


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« Reply #306 on: October 04, 2011, 04:04:45 AM »
I voted "Other" because my favourite British composer is someone not on the list.

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« Reply #307 on: October 05, 2011, 01:22:16 AM »
Just when I thought it was sooo hard to choose between Elgar and Vaughn Williams, I noticed Britten's name was there too! Some choices are terribly hard to make!
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« Reply #308 on: October 05, 2011, 04:13:57 AM »
Just when I thought it was sooo hard to choose between Elgar and Vaughn Williams, I noticed Britten's name was there too! Some choices are terribly hard to make!

Yeah, and to think there are still some brilliant composers left off this list, it could have been a tougher choice.  :-\

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Re: A British Composer Poll
« Reply #309 on: October 07, 2011, 06:58:10 AM »
Gustav Holst is absolutely my favourite British composer, his music is so thrilling and expressive!! Then, a little step backward, Elgar and Vaughan-Williams  :)

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Gustav Holst is a good composer but he's hardly a favorite of mine. How is RVW going backwards?
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« Reply #310 on: October 07, 2011, 07:15:32 AM »
Gustav Holst is a good composer but he's hardly a favorite of mine. How is RVW going backwards?

Well, I really like Vaughan-Williams, especially his symphonies and both the Piano and the Oboe Concerto, but I personally prefer Holst, his music is so expressive and harmonic!
By the way, Holst was a very close friend of Vaughan-Williams.

I suppose you prefer RVW, he's one of your favourite composer.....
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« Reply #311 on: October 07, 2011, 07:25:00 AM »
Well, I really like Vaughan-Williams, especially his symphonies and both the Piano and the Oboe Concerto, but I personally prefer Holst, his music is so expressive and harmonic!
By the way, Holst was a very close friend of Vaughan-Williams.

I suppose you prefer RVW, he's one of your favourite composer.....

RVW and Holst were so close that they often shared music with each other and even gave criticism of each other's work. Yes, RVW is one of my favorite composers of all-time. His music moves me so much. The harmony found in RVW is beautiful. A combination of Impressionism and hymnal modality.
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« Reply #312 on: October 07, 2011, 07:41:41 AM »
Yes, RVW is one of my favorite composers of all-time. His music moves me so much. The harmony found in RVW is beautiful. A combination of Impressionism and hymnal modality.

Sure, I agree; it's very poetic and melodious  :)
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