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  • Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus

    24 45.28%
  • Dvořák: Biblical Songs, op.99

    8 15.09%
  • Gubaidulina: De profundis, for bayan

    12 22.64%
  • Handel: Dixit Dominus

    15 28.30%
  • Josquin: Miserere mei, Deus

    18 33.96%
  • Lassus: Psalmi Davidis poenitentiales

    11 20.75%
  • Rameau: In convertendo

    8 15.09%
  • Reger: Psalm 100, op.106

    7 13.21%
  • Reich: Tehillim

    9 16.98%
  • Reubke: Sonata on the 94th Psalm, for organ

    3 5.66%
  • Schoenberg: Psalm 130, op.50b

    12 22.64%
  • Schubert: Psalm 23, D 706

    12 22.64%
  • Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms

    38 71.70%
  • I don't know any of these works

    7 13.21%
  • I don't like any of these works

    1 1.89%
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Thread: Psalms, part 1 of 2 (A la carte poll #50)

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    Default Psalms, part 1 of 2 (A la carte poll #50)

    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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    Nice selection, I picked seven from Allegri to Gubaidulina.

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    Eagle-eyed voters may have noticed that yesterday's Old Testament poll contained no psalm settings. That's because I was holding them back for this one and the next.
    Hopefully this is a sufficiently eclectic mix of styles, and yes, I even snuck in a couple of instrumental pieces!

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    After Old Testament, I was expecting the New. And then the Book of Mormon.

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    Picked my 4 favourites from the list. Herreweghe has a fine recording of the Rameau piece, Öhrwall a superb of the Dixis. I like Bertini in the Psalm Symphony.
    Last edited by joen_cph; Jul-21-2015 at 17:16.

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    Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, op.42 would have figured well on that list.

    (On Edit: In fact, all of Mendelssohn's Psalm Cantatas -- 42, 95, 98, 114 and 115 -- are delightful. I have the recordings by Frieder Bernius and Nicol Matt. The latter is more lively and dynamic to my ear, but the first sounds good and well regarded too. I heard Matt's version (Brilliant Classics) first, so maybe his interpretation defined those works for me.)
    Last edited by PierreN; Jul-21-2015 at 16:23.

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    Schoenberg's Psalm 130 is, like the other op. 50 choral pieces, an outstanding and powerful work. I hope a few people take the time to listen to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PierreN View Post
    Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, op.42 would have figured well on that list.

    (On Edit: In fact, all of Mendelssohn's Psalm Cantatas -- 42, 95, 98, 114 and 115 -- are delightful. I have the recordings by Frieder Bernius and Nicol Matt. The latter is more lively and dynamic to my ear, but the first sounds good and well regarded too. I heard Matt's version (Brilliant Classics) first, so maybe his interpretation defined those works for me.)
    I have already chosen Mendelssohn's Psalm 42 for tomorrow's poll. I'm not familiar with any of his psalms - I must check them out.

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    Bernstein's Chichester Psalms ... why isn't that on your list also? (Just a suggestion ...)

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    The Stravinsky is not a favourite Stravinsky piece, but I have listened to it numerous times. I actually bought the album for the other symphonies

    The Schoenberg has only had one listening session so far, as I only got it about a year ago. The box is already scheduled for another session in the weeks to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuietGuy View Post
    Bernstein's Chichester Psalms ... why isn't that on your list also? (Just a suggestion ...)
    Tune in tomorrow!

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    I'm not surprised to find Allegri's Miserere second, but I was sure it would have a higher score - I though it could safely be characterised as "that one popular Renaissance piece". Oh well... it's good to shatter an illusion I suppose.

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    I voted "I haven't heard of any of these works" yesterday - but today I caught up with last night's Prom where they had Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms which I enjoyed very much!

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    The two of these that I have heard (the Allegri and Stravinsky) are both suitably divine.
    ≥12

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    Why has the poll left out possibly the most important psalm composer, Sweelinck?

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