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    This game is devoted to works for string orchestra, and MusicSybarite has picked his 20 favorites. When the voting is complete, I'll announce the top ten selected by our participating members.

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    1. You may vote once daily. In addition, your voting sessions must be at least 6 hours apart.

    2. When you vote, you will have 10 points to distribute as you wish except that no work may receive more than 6 points.

    3. The game ends with the first work to reach 100 points.

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2 (+2)
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 0
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvorak - Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 2 (+2)

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 0
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 0
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutoslawski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 0
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 0
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 0
    Schonberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 0

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 6 (+6)
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 0
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 0
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 0
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 0

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 0
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvorak - Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 2

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 5 (+5)
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 0
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutoslawski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 5 (+5)
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 0
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 0
    Schonberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 0

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 6
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 0
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 0
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 0
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 0
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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 0
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 4 (+2)

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 5
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 2 (+2)
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 7 (+2)
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 0
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 0
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 0

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 6
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 0
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 0
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 2 (+2)
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 2 (+2)

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 0
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 4

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 5
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 2
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 12 (+5)
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 0
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 0
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 5 (+5)

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 6
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 0
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 0
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 2
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 2

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 1 (+1)
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 6 (+2)

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 7 (+2)
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 3 (+1)
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 7
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 1 (+1)
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 0
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 0

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 6
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 1 (+1)
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 0
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 3 (+1)
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 3 (+1)

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 1
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 6

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 7
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 3
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 12
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 1
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 0
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 5

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 6
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 1
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 0
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 3
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 3

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 1
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 11 (+5)

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 12 (+5)
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 3
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 12
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 1
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 0
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 5

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 6
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 1
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 0
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 3
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 3

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 4 (+3)
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 11

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 12
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 3
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 12
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 1
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 4 (+4)
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 5

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 6
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 1
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 3 (+3)
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 3
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 3

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 4
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 13 (+2)

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 12
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 5 (+2)
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 13 (+1)
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 1
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 5 (+1)
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 5

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 6
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 1
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 3
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 5 (+2)
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 5 (+2)

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 4
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 17 (+4)

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 12
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 5
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 13
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 1
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 5
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 5

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 12 (+6)
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 1
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 3
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 5
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 5

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 4
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 17

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 18 (+6)
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 5
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 17 (+4)
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 1
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 5
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 5

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 12
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 1
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 3
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 5
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 5
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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 4
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 20 (+3)

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 23 (+5)
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 7 (+2)
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 0

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 17
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 1
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 5
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 5

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 12
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 1
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 3
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 5
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 5

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 7 (+3)
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 20

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 23
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 7
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 4 (+4)

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 17
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 1
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 5
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 8 (+3)

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 12
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 1
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 3
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 5
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 5

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 7
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák- Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 25 (+5)

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 28 (+5)
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 7
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 4

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 17
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 1
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 5
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 8

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 12
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 1
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 3
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 5
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 5

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    Alwyn - Concerto grosso No. 2 - 0
    Bartók - Divertimento for string orchestra - 2
    Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10 - 7
    Casella - Concerto for strings, Op. 40b - 0
    Dvořák - Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22 - 25

    Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 - 0
    Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40 - 28
    Holst - St. Paul Suite, Op. 29/2 - 7
    Larsson - Little Serenade for strings, Op. 12 - 0
    Lutosławski - Musique funèbre - 4

    Maconchy - Symphony for double string orchestra - 0
    Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima - 17
    Respighi - Suite No. 3 on ancient airs and dances - 1
    Schoeck - Sommernacht, for string orchestra, Op. 58 - 9 (+4)
    Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 - 8

    Strauss - Metamorphosen - 12
    Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 - 1
    Tippett - Concerto for double string orchestra - 6 (+3)
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - 5
    Wirén - Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - 8 (+3)

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