View Poll Results: Which of these works do you like?

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  • Adam de la Halle: Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion

    8 12.50%
  • Anonymous: Plus bele que flor/Quant revient/L'autrier joer/Flos Filius (from Montpellier Codex)

    5 7.81%
  • Anonymous (not Carl Orff!): Carmina Burana (or selections from)

    9 14.06%
  • Busnois: Fortuna desperata

    12 18.75%
  • Dufay: Flos florum

    20 31.25%
  • Dufay: Se la face ay pale

    19 29.69%
  • Dunstable: Veni Sancte Spiritus

    14 21.88%
  • Hildegard von Bingen: O viridissima virga

    18 28.13%
  • Machaut: Ma fin est mon commencement

    15 23.44%
  • Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame

    27 42.19%
  • Oswald von Wolkenstein: Ave mater, o Maria

    6 9.38%
  • Pérotin: Sederunt principes

    19 29.69%
  • Pycard: Gloria

    5 7.81%
  • I don't know any of these works

    28 43.75%
  • I don't like any of these works

    1 1.56%
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Thread: Medieval music (A la carte poll #46)

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    Default Medieval music (A la carte poll #46)

    Part of a continuing series of polls, which simply asks:
    Which of these works do you like?

    My goal is to build a general picture of the musical interests on TC.

    Please vote for *all* of the pieces you like.
    Options are available for voters who don't know any of the works, and those who know some but don't like any of them. Even "I don't know any" is an interesting and welcome piece of information.


    Thank you to everyone who's voted so far!
    You can still vote in all the previous polls. For the full list, see the blog entry linked in my signature below.

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    This poll is something of a gamble, because I'm not sure if many people here have much interest in medieval music.

    So I'm making a particular plea this time for the uninterested/unknowledgable voter to make use of the I don't know any rather than not voting. My assumption is that "I don't know any" might win the poll, but I'll be delighted to be proved wrong.

    I always have the "I don't know any" and "I don't like any" options specifically for this reason. If, say, only 10 people are sufficiently interested to vote, and, say, 7 of them vote for a particular piece, that 70% vote suggests a popularity as high as (e.g.) Bruckner's 4th symphony; whereas if 20 other people pick "I don't know any" or "I don't like any", that vote drops to 7 out of 30, which puts it at the level of (e.g.) Moeran's cello concerto.

    How I picked these particular works:
    I put together a list of over 40 pieces, based partly on my own knowledge and with assistance from ArkivMusic to identify pieces that might be more widely heard. Then I picked 13 at random, though making sure that certain composers featured.
    If there's enough interest in this poll, I can do another one or two.

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    I actually know some 15th century works, and have an album of Hildegard von Bingen that includes O viridissima virga. But I don't know the others.

    I'm tempted to vote Carl Orff though!

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    I think I have only listened to the Dufay works, the others I don't know.

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    Everything in that list!

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    As regards medieval pieces, the recordings are very important, as they tend to be extremely different - though perhaps less so in pure choral works. Troubadour solo songs, or pieces from manuscript collections/codexes are obvious examples of this. Therefore, one´s impression of a piece can change.

    Overall, I tend to prefer secular pieces from the period, or religious pieces that go beyond just choral singing, due to instrumental or vocal soloists. Hildegard´s choral works can be very nice, but again recordings vary a lot, some being more to my taste than others.
    Last edited by joen_cph; Jul-15-2015 at 11:36.

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    Oh, I meant to clarify about the Carmina Burana: if you've only heard a few pieces, use your own judgement as to whether this is enough to constitute knowing or liking.

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    Given the title, I expected to have to vote "don't know any", but I have and like the Hildegard one.

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    I had to vote I don't know any, but I usually do like Anonymous.

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    Anonymous kicks butt.

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    I thought Dufay was early Renaissance, for some reason. I need my coffee.

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    I know Juan del Encina, Tielman Susato, John Sheppard and Joculatores Upsalienses. I think they're too late to be considered Medieval!

    And a gem for you to listen to!:



    if you don't like it, to redeem the composer:


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    I voted for the Messe di Nostre Dame. It's the only work on the list that I can definitely say that I've heard.

    You have discovered my hidden weakness: Medieval music.
    to drown,
    to sink unconscious --
    supreme bliss!

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    Years ago someone who loves medieval music lent me a CD of works by Dufay and another one of stuff by Hildegard Von Bingen.

    I'm sorry but I disliked both of them.

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    For someone who thinks of himself as an early music guy, I know embarrassingly few of these. You've given me a couple days' worth of listening.

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