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    Since the thread keeps being "the most favourite choral work" and since "Requiems" seem to be an easy way out in preference, some of the least known on the two sides of the spectrum:
    From the very early ones, you may try the newly released by Hyperion Richafort's Requiem. A work of luxuriant and spectacular choral writing leading to the metaphysic and meditation.
    In the same period, Du Caurroy's Requiem: Excess of austerity, but with a large palette of vocal and instrumental beauty.
    For the more contemporary (for our Clive):
    Try Greif's Requiem (of 1999): a modern masterpiece!
    In the same vein, Bussotti's The Rara Requiem (1969): a meditation on the beauty and the fragility, the life and the death through the charm of music, the mystery and the quality of the timbres and the sonorities. All these in the austerity of a writing strictly atonal!

    There are some thousands of Requiems only. As for the Masses, forget it. Life is short.

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    [QUOTE=principe;361965]For the more contemporary (for our Clive):

    Great suggestions, Quack/Principe; thanks ! Don't think I'm quite as sold on contemporary as you may have felt, but have the 'Rara' & enjoy 'some' of it; Sandstrom certainly looks worth investigating.

    Rheinberger of course is lovely. Do you know the Ropartz works ? Well worth a 'dip' if not !
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    Ropartz's Requiem is a very French as for the harmonies and its "colours", subscribing both to the double foundation of Berlioz and Faure. Quite strict, since it never distracts the listener from the sacred text which is the source, the means and the end.
    Another great, or at least quite interesting, Requiem is the one of Weinberg (in a recent recording on NEOS).
    In a different vein, Bob Chilcott's Requiem (composed in 2010) is a marvel of beautiful, melodic and almost entirely tonal work. It exists on Hyperion.
    More to follow, if anyone is interested.

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    Currently, I'm head-over-heels in love with Frank Martin's Mass for Double Unaccompanied Choir.

    This recording is rather slow, but it's still powerful.
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    Bach B Minor by the Dunedin Consort:


    Beethoven Missa Solemnis by Ormandy:
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    The B Minor Mass and the Missa Solemnis are definitely way up there for me, but I think my ultimate favorite is Haydn's Mass No. 11 in D minor "Nelsonmesse".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    The B Minor Mass and the Missa Solemnis are definitely way up there for me, but I think my ultimate favorite is Haydn's Mass No. 11 in D minor "Nelsonmese".
    Never heard it before, but that won't remain the case for long. Here is a nice performance of the Haydn Mass 11:
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    "A Mass for the Feast of the Ascension, one of the few occasions on which the liturgy included readings from the Book of Revelation. This is the oldest written Western music to have survived, and it's difficult even to decipher (the original notation has no staff lines or clear indications of rhythm)"

    "As the year 1000 approached, people all over the Christian world were convinced that the Apocalypse--as depicted in the biblical Book of Revelation--and the end of the world were at hand."

    ( taken from the Anonymous 4 website http://anonymous4.com/discography.php?12 )

    I wish I could put a name to the composition of this music; but I'm just glad that it exists at all.

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    My favourite Mass setting is The Liturgy of St John Chrysostom sung by the Choir of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in London under the direction of Archpriest Michael Fortounatto. We bought this on a cassette in the 1980s from the Icon Shop at Walsingham, a Marian shrine in Norfolk, England.

    The cassette notes say: 'The melodies derive from the contemporary tradition of the Russian Church & have been adapted for use in English in the Cathedral. Only a few of the settings are by known musicians: the Cherubic Hymn is by G. Lvovsky (1830-1894), the Anaphora by M. Kovalevsky (born 1903), the Hymn to the Mother of God by A Katal'sky (1856-1926) and the Lord's Prayer by N. Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1909).




    As I posted once before, this liturgy is so celestial that when I was driving home from Walsingham, I drove the wrong way in some roadworks & ended up facing a car coming the other way head-on. But what was that to me? I was in heaven!
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    Probably stretching it a bit, but I'm going for Bernstein. A mass with added spice and drama.
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    Bach's B minor Mass is an obvious first choice. That being said, I have a certain weakness for Vaughan Williams' Mass in G minor:

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    Mozart's Credo and Great Mass.
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    I am not going to try and list these in order, but for me, it is hard to pick just one. These are the ones I enjoy the most:

    Bach - Mass in B minor
    Beethoven - Missa Solemnis
    Haydn - Missa in Angustiis
    Mozart - Coronation Mass
    Palestrina - Missa Papae Marcelli
    Josquin des Prez - Missa Pange Lingua

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    I'm not familiar with very many masses, but I'm enjoying this one at the moment.
    Janacek's mass is a high energy, wild ride! And this Supraphon CD is a classy
    edition with excellent notes. Sounds great for a 50 year old recording.

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    Bruckner's E minor mass is very special, probably my favourite choral work.
    I'm also very fond of Striggio's Mass in 40 Parts, which isn't as well known as it deserves to be.
    I've only heard a handful of Palestrina's 105 masses, but everything I've heard has been magnificent.
    Oh and the last post reminded me how great the Glagolitic Mass is, I haven't heard it for ages.
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