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    What are your favorite masses?

    My favorites are: Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Beethoven's Op. 86 and Op. 123, Messe de Notre Dame, Bach's Mass in B minor, Puccini's Messa, Mozart's Great Mass K. 427 and Palestrina's Missa Nigra sum, Missa Papae Marcelli and Missa Viri Galilaei. Victoria's Missa Gaudeamus.
    Haydn's Nelson Mass.
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    If we are not including Requiem settings then I'd go for Bach's in B minor (his shorter mass settings are also delightful), Mozart's K427, Schubert's no. 6, Bruckner's (mature) no. 3 and, from more modern times, the masses of Hindemith and Stravinsky.
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    Schnittke's quasi mass - "St Florian" aka "Invisible Mass"

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    I have a lot of exploring to do as far as masses go, but my current favourite is Liszt's great Missa Solennis. It is one of his most underrated works and widely considered a masterpiece - and one of his greatest works - by Liszt scholars.

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    Wuorinen's Mass for the restoration of St. Luke in the Fields

    I don't think I've listened to enough Masses to have a favourite, but this is a great one I came across recently.
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    i'll add:

    Bruckner-Mass in E minor-Herreweghe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crudblud View Post
    Wuorinen's Mass for the restoration of St. Luke in the Fields

    I don't think I've listened to enough Masses to have a favourite, but this is a great one I came across recently.
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    Bach's Mass in B minor is certainly my favorite and as EG pointed out his shorter Mass settings are also wonderful. Another one I really like (also mentioned by EG), is the Stravinsky Mass:



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    Credo Mass KV 257









    [V. Sanctus. VI. Benedictus]



    The complete sections, here.

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    • Gilbert Amy's 1983 Missa cum jubilo


    • Andre Caplet's 1920 Messe a Trois Voix
    • Andre Jolivet's 1962 Missa Uxor Tua
    • Maurice Ohana's 1977 Messe
    • Christopher Young's score for BLESS THE CHILD (2000), the soundtrack of which is organized into 5 tracks patterned after the Mass:



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    How could I have forgot to mention this - certainly one of my favorites:


    Pt 2 - > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdyR9EABbXk


    Edit - definitely not crazy about the skyscraper pictures in video though, certainly would not have been my first pick for visuals.
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    Coronation Mass of WA Mozart. I've performed this work many times on the organ with a 52 voice choir.
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    Bach's B-minor, many masses I've yet to hear though.


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    My fav masses are:

    1. Moz in c minor
    2. Moz requiem
    3. Bach b minor
    4. Beet missa solemnis
    5. Pergolesi stabat mater

    My first encounter with the C minor mass is one of those key moments in life. It also made me aware how necessary is live performance where choirs are concerned if you want the full impact. It was a few years after I really got into M but I did not really know the c minor. It was a university perf and the choir was massive. You would never think a univ choir could be so good. The Gloria just blew my head off - almost literally. I can hear it even now. Pity M never completed it - but even so - my favourite mass it remains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisztian View Post
    I have a lot of exploring to do as far as masses go, but my current favourite is Liszt's great Missa Solennis. It is one of his most underrated works and widely considered a masterpiece - and one of his greatest works - by Liszt scholars.

    Liszt is surely one of those composers I need to delve into further. In a way I think that with the exception of Chopin, Schubert... and if you include him, Beethoven, the early Romantic composers as a whole are somewhat underrated: Liszt, Berlioz, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Weber, etc...
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