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

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  • Britten: Abraham and Isaac (Canticle II)

    5 8.47%
  • Handel: Solomon

    10 16.95%
  • Haydn: The Creation

    33 55.93%
  • Mendelssohn: Elijah

    21 35.59%
  • Purcell: My beloved spake

    6 10.17%
  • Reich: The Cave

    4 6.78%
  • Respighi: Belkis, Queen of Sheba

    3 5.08%
  • Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila

    15 25.42%
  • Schoenberg: Moses und Aron

    19 32.20%
  • Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah

    18 30.51%
  • Tavener: The Whale

    4 6.78%
  • Verdi: Nabucco

    11 18.64%
  • Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

    14 23.73%
  • I don't know any of these works

    13 22.03%
  • I don't like any of these works

    1 1.69%
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Thread: The Old Testament (A la carte poll #49)

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    Default The Old Testament (A la carte poll #49)

    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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    These are (obviously, I hope) pieces based on (or settings of) part of the Old Testament of the Bible. The selection is arbitrary.

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    You missed out the most obvious one. Handel's Messiah is largely set to Old Testament texts.

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    Where's Rossini's Mose?!?

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    Picked a handful from Mendelssohn to Tavener.

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    As a for Belkis, I only know the very attractive suite, recorded in particular by Geoffrey Simon on Chandos.

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    I voted for six pieces: Handel's Solomon, Haydn's Creation, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Purcell's anthem and the two Romantic operas based on religious stories by Saint-Saëns and Verdi. In particular I would strongly recommend the first two I voted by Handel and Haydn as outstanding works that would rank as amongst the top tier in the whole list. The Verdi and the Saint-Saëns have very popular arias in them worth noting.

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    Nope, it's not happening. Zilch. I know nothing.

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    I only know and selected the Haydn and the Walton works, so this is a very sparse poll for me.

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    Moses und Aron now that's kickbutt. The Cave is awesome too!
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    It's surprising the number who voted who did not know any of these works, even Haydn's Creation

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    Haydn's Creation is only a very recent acquisition even for me and I have been listening to classical since about 1968.

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    Nul points. I may have heard bits of Belshazzar's feast at school nearly 40 years ago (they did a production, I think).

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    I chose the good ones.

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    I've never been into religious music, hence I know none of these, except for Schoenberg's Moses und Aron.

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