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ComposerOfAvantGarde

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10 favourite British Composers
« on: July 19, 2016, 07:06:15 PM »
Who are yours?

Currently mine are..........

Harrison Birtwistle
Helen Grime
Thomas Adès
Brian Ferneyhough
Oliver Knussen
Peter Maxwell Davies
Rebecca Saunders
James Dillon
Sally Beamish
Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 11:53:59 PM »
Something like this:

Benjamin Britten
Edward Elgar
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Michael Tippett
Gustav Holst
Gerald Finzi
William Byrd
Ronald Stevenson
John Dowland
Michael Finnissy
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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 12:30:21 AM »
Nothing very adventurous in the top 10.  In alphabetical order:

Alwyn
Arnold
Bax
Bliss
Britten
Elgar
Holst
Moeran
Vaughan Williams
Walton

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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 12:38:25 AM »
I can't make it to 10  ::). Here's my list:

- William Walton
- Harrison Birstwistle
- Alexander Goehr
- Jonathan Harvey
- Richard Rodney Bennett

EDIT to include:
- Henry Purcell
- John Dowland


Still not 10 ! ???
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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2016, 12:41:50 AM »
Allright :):

Bax
Bliss
Bantock
Bridge
Britten
Holst
Delius
Elgar
Walton
Vaughan Williams

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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2016, 12:51:18 AM »
Brian
Rubbra
Bax
Alwyn
Elgar
Bridge
Delius
Birstwistle
Britten
Gibbons
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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2016, 01:16:45 AM »
I can't make it to 10  ::). Here's my list:

- William Walton
- Harrison Birstwistle
- Alexander Goehr
- Jonathan Harvey
- Richard Rodney Bennett


You are really quite good at mentioning composers I have overlooked! I love the music of Jonathan Harvey especially.

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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2016, 01:26:03 AM »
Purcell
Dowland
Byrd
Tallis
Gibbons
Britten
Vaughan Williams
Elgar
but I don't really care for most of the British late romantics or moderns I have heard. So if I knew more renaissance choral music and Elizabethan composers I'd probably rather fill up the list with them... or even with Locke, Blow or Boyce...
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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2016, 03:03:21 AM »
Havergal Brian
George Lloyd
Malcolm Arnold
Ralph Vaughn Williams
Edward Elgar
William Walton
Daniel Jones
Frederick Delius
Edmund Rubbra
William Alwyn
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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2016, 03:36:12 AM »
Edward Elgar
William Byrd
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Eric Coates
Gustav Holst
Ivor Novello
Hubert Parry
William Walton
Benjamin Britten
Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2016, 04:03:22 AM »
You are really quite good at mentioning composers I have overlooked! I love the music of Jonathan Harvey especially.
Well, that's one of the good things of these games, no?  ;) In my case, I see two names in other lists which are blatant and inadmissible omissions from mine  :-[: Henry Purcell and John Dowland. I've ammended my list accordingly...

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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2016, 05:24:33 AM »
Maybe these:

Benjamin Britten
William Byrd
Erik Chisholm
John Dowland
Edward Elgar
Gustav Holst
Ivan Moody
Luke Ottevanger
Thomas Tallis
Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2016, 05:29:28 AM »
I remember rather liking the piano works I've heard from Chisholm. I need to explore further. There's that Hyperion PC disc, of course. What are your favourite Chisholm work, Karl?
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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2016, 05:33:40 AM »
I remember rather liking the piano works I've heard from Chisholm. I need to explore further. There's that Hyperion PC disc, of course. What are your favourite Chisholm work, Karl?

I really need to explore further, myself, Karlo;  but the piano solo piobaireachd I find richly rewarding, the more of them I listen to.
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2016, 05:36:43 AM »
I really need to explore further, myself, Karlo;  but the piano solo piobaireachd I find richly rewarding, the more of them I listen to.
Yes, those are the pieces I'm familiar with, too. Splendid stuff.
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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2016, 05:37:20 AM »
In no particular order:

Vaughan Williams
Elgar
Delius
Britten
Tippett
Finzi
Moeran
Howells
Rubbra
Alwyn
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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2016, 05:55:23 AM »
In no particular order:

Vaughan Williams
Elgar
Delius
Britten
Tippett
Finzi
Moeran
Howells
Rubbra
Alwyn

That's so obviously in reverse order  ;)
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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2016, 05:56:07 AM »
That's so obviously in reverse order  ;)

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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2016, 12:22:29 PM »
As far as I can see not one mention of George Frideric Handel ??? :( :(
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Re: 10 favourite British Composers
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2016, 07:27:52 PM »
Finnissy
Barrett (R)
Dillon
Ferneyhough
Saunders (R)
Weeks
Tippett
Gerhard
Handel
Medtner