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Welcome to the WORDLE composers game - inspired by the popular on-line five letter word word guessing game.
1. Only composers whose family name consists of five uninterrupted letters can be elected (so no du Fay or d'Indy).
2. The Wikipedia spelling is the guideline - otherwise, it will be my call.
3. You can nominate up to three composers per your calendar day, and include their work that you want to be in the game.
4. No composer can be nominated more than once - so one work and that's it (choose wisely - or tactically).
5. Composers with the same name (like Louis and Philip Glass) can all be nominated.
6. If I think the nominated work is not suitable (e.g. a movement of a symphony, or the complete organ works) you get the chance to change your choice for that composer.
7. Any questions, just ask.

Please use the lay-out below so I can quickly copy/paste into a spread sheet!

Bruch - String Quartet No. 2
Holst - Japanese Suite
Ravel - Shéhérazade (song cycle)
 

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In the game (12):

Adams, John Coolidge - Nixon in China
Adams, John Luther - Become Ocean
Berio - Coro
Bruch - String Quartet No. 2
Fauré - String Quartet
Holst - Japanese Suite
Leifs - Geysir
Ohana - Livre des Prodiges
Ravel - Shéhérazade (song cycle)
Reich - Different Trains
Verdi - Aida
Werle - Nautical Preludes
 

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Wölfl - Piano concerto no.5
Gilse - Symphony no. 3
Falla - El amor brujo
 
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de Falla is usually mentioned as Falla, so that's fine, but van Gilse is normally not mentioned as Gilse, so he's out (see Wiki entries as well).
 

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In the game (22):

Adams, John Coolidge - Nixon in China
Adams, John Luther - Become Ocean
Berio - Coro
Bruch - String Quartet No. 2
Elgar - Cockaigne Overture
Erkin - Piano Concerto
Falla - El amor brujo
Fauré - String Quartet
Haydn, Joseph - Symphony no. 49 "Passione"
Holst - Japanese Suite
Leifs - Geysir
Liszt - Christus
Ohana - Livre des Prodiges
Parry - Songs of Farewell
Ravel - Shéhérazade (song cycle)
Reger - Mozart Variations
Reich - Different Trains
Soler - tbd
Verdi - Aida
Werle - Nautical Preludes
Wölfl - Piano concerto no.5
Wolpe - Chamber Piece no. 1
 

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de Falla is usually mentioned as Falla, so that's fine, but van Gilse is normally not mentioned as Gilse, so he's out (see Wiki entries as well).
Just wanted to smuggle in a work that I have been enjoying lately. 🤭
Then Eberl - Grande Sonate op. 27
 
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It is a very good work indeed, van Gilse's third.

Before I started the game I made a quick list of candidates without much thought and no outside help. There are still 39 on that list not nominated, so I think 64 is easy and 80 might be doable.
 
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