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Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue - 96
Copland - Appalachian Spring - 91
Barber - Knoxville: Summer of 1915 - 74
Bernstein - Mass - 75
Cage - Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano - 69

Wolpe - Quartet for Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion and Piano - 67 (+6)
Ives - Central Park in the Dark - 58 (+4)
Beach - Gaelic Symphony - 53
Creston - Symphony no. 2 - 48
Sessions - When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd - 45

Ives - Piano Sonata no. 2 "Concord" - 38
Ives - Symphony no. 4 - 24
Ives - Three Places in New England - 12
Copland - Symphony no. 3 - 10
Feldman - Palais de Mari - 5
Higdon - Concerto for Orchestra - 2
Carter - String Quartet no. 3 - 2
Ives - Piano Trio - 1
 

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Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue - 96
Copland - Appalachian Spring - 91
Barber - Knoxville: Summer of 1915 - 74
Bernstein - Mass - 75
Cage - Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano - 69

Wolpe - Quartet for Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion and Piano - 67
Ives - Central Park in the Dark - 63 (+5)
Beach - Gaelic Symphony - 58 (+5)
Creston - Symphony no. 2 - 48
Sessions - When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd - 45

Ives - Piano Sonata no. 2 "Concord" - 38
Ives - Symphony no. 4 - 24
Ives - Three Places in New England - 12
Copland - Symphony no. 3 - 10
Feldman - Palais de Mari - 5
Higdon - Concerto for Orchestra - 2
Carter - String Quartet no. 3 - 2
Ives - Piano Trio - 1
 

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Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue - 96
Copland - Appalachian Spring - 97 (+6)
Barber - Knoxville: Summer of 1915 - 78 (+4)
Bernstein - Mass - 75
Cage - Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano - 69

Wolpe - Quartet for Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion and Piano - 67
Ives - Central Park in the Dark - 63
Beach - Gaelic Symphony - 58
Creston - Symphony no. 2 - 48
Sessions - When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd - 45

Ives - Piano Sonata no. 2 "Concord" - 38
Ives - Symphony no. 4 - 24
Ives - Three Places in New England - 12
Copland - Symphony no. 3 - 10
Feldman - Palais de Mari - 5
Higdon - Concerto for Orchestra - 2
Carter - String Quartet no. 3 - 2
Ives - Piano Trio - 1
 

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Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue - 100 (+4)
Copland - Appalachian Spring - 97
Barber - Knoxville: Summer of 1915 - 78
Bernstein - Mass - 75
Cage - Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano - 69

Wolpe - Quartet for Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion and Piano - 67
Ives - Central Park in the Dark - 63
Beach - Gaelic Symphony - 64 (+6)
Creston - Symphony no. 2 - 48
Sessions - When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd - 45

Ives - Piano Sonata no. 2 "Concord" - 38
Ives - Symphony no. 4 - 24
Ives - Three Places in New England - 12
Copland - Symphony no. 3 - 10
Feldman - Palais de Mari - 5
Higdon - Concerto for Orchestra - 2
Carter - String Quartet no. 3 - 2
Ives - Piano Trio - 1
 

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Not even Walt Whitman could help Roger Sessions win any bloomin' game.
gregorx & Highwayman & I lobbied (just about) to let a Wolpe walk over the Beach (something insurance salesman Ives wasn't even able to manage with 5 of his horses racing).
 

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Our Top Ten Works:

1. Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
2. Copland - Appalachian Spring
3. Barber - Knoxville: Summer of 1915
4. Bernstein - Mass
5. Cage - Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano
6. Wolpe - Quartet for Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion and Piano
7. Beach - Gaelic Symphony
8. Ives - Central Park in the Dark
9. Creston - Symphony no. 2
10. Sessions - When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd

Reminder of Top Ten USA Composers:

1. Samuel Barber
2. Charles Ives
3. George Gershwin
4. Aaron Copland
5. Elliot Carter
5. Morton Feldman
7. Edgard Varèse
7. Louis Moreau Gottschalk
9. Ernest Bloch
10. Philip Glass

Observations:

As pointed out in the previous posting, Ives only had one work in the top ten although he initially looked quite strong with 5 works making the Finals.

Six of the top ten composers did not have any works in the top ten.

Looking at the two lists combined, I'd say that Barber, Copland, Gershwin, and Ives fared best in the game. Congratulations to them, and give yourself a pat on the back for making this a finely played game.

Around the corner is the 4th game in this series, and France will likely be the destination.
 
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