View Poll Results: Which Is Your Favourite Mass Setting?

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  • Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli

    3 3.75%
  • Victoria: Requiem

    1 1.25%
  • JS Bach: Mass in B Minor

    29 36.25%
  • Haydn: Mass in D Minor "Nelsen Mass"

    1 1.25%
  • Mozart: Mass in C Minor

    3 3.75%
  • Mozart: Requiem

    4 5.00%
  • Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

    9 11.25%
  • Schubert: Mass #6 in E Flat Major

    1 1.25%
  • Brahms: German Requiem

    8 10.00%
  • Bruckner: Mass #2 (if you prefer #3, vote "Other")

    0 0%
  • Verdi: Requiem

    2 2.50%
  • Faure: Requiem

    4 5.00%
  • Britten: War Requiem

    1 1.25%
  • Other (please specify in your post).

    11 13.75%
  • I hate the mass setting. It's music for calcified conservatives from the Jurassic.

    3 3.75%
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Thread: Which Is Your Favourite Mass Setting? (Take 2)

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    Default Which Is Your Favourite Mass Setting? (Take 2)

    (Second attempt, technical problem).

    I think I need to do a poll. Cheer up, folks. It's Christmas time. Which of the following great masses is your personal favourite? Nothing more, nothing less; just click a button.

    By "mass", I mean the usual setting of (in whole or in part) Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei. We include Requiems.
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    I need more than one choice. Beethoven Missa, Mozart Requiem, and then actually Bernstein's Mass.

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    Yes, I know. Just a harmless poll for this time of the year when Santa is just around the corner. Really, just to discuss mass settings in music. The Berstein mass is OK, not my favourite, but listenable.

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    Choosing between Bach's Mass in B minor and Mozart's Requiem and Cherubini's Requiem . . . impossible!
    Last edited by Dodecaplex; Dec-12-2011 at 06:02.

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    Penderecki's Miserere is quite nice for modern mass.

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    Voted for Verdi.. was tied with Mozart's requiem from the works on the list.

    I'm also a fan of Cherubini's works in the form.

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    I also voted for Verdi. Mozart´s requiem would have been my next choice in the list.

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    I like all that are on the list except for the first two which I haven't heard but my vote has to go to Berlioz' Grande Messe des morts - definitely one of the 'blood and thunder' variety. On the other end of the sonic scale I'm also fond of the gentle Requiem of Durufle and Stravinsky's mass (for mixed chorus and 10 wind instruments).

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    hmm looks like I'm the only one that went with Faure.

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    I like all of the list, but in my headphones, at the top would be the Missa Solemnis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violadude View Post
    hmm looks like I'm the only one that went with Faure.
    It was either Brahms or Faure for me - chose Brahms this time.
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    I haven't listened to them all, but while I love many of them, I unsurprisingly chose Brahms. I'm not just being a caricature of myself though - I think the Deutsches Requiem is a supreme composition; Brahms beyond Brahms.

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    Well, then, since no one voted for Mozart's Requiem, I decided to choose it over Bach's B minor Mass.

    As for poor Cherubini, well, he's a lost cause.

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    In general I don't care all that much for masses. However, I do like Berlioz's Requiem (Grande Messe des Morts), so I voted "other."

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    I HAD to vote for Bach, but honestly, I wouldn't be sad to see Beethoven's Missa Solemnis take the top spot. I love both of them, but Bach is just a little better in my mind.

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