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Subject: Re: Favorite non-opera vocal works?
From: Peggy Houdek <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Peggy Houdek <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 25 Feb 2018 20:32:39 -0500
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Yeah, so many!  In no order:

Verdi Requiem, Gurrelieder,  Mahler “Symphony #8”, Das Lied von der Erde (I. have many recording of this), all of the Mahler Songs.  Hey, these are mostly pretty operatic aren’t they?  OH well...

Peggy

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> On Feb 25, 2018, at 5:58 PM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Like everyone else, there are way too many to mention. 
> 
> I've seen a few mentions of the Brahms German Requiem, but his chamber choral rep is 
> also wonderful stuff - the 2 sets of Liebeslieder Waltzes, the choral settings of the 
> Zigeunerlieder, and many more. Another favorite of mine is a choral piece with orchestra 
> called Nanie - truly beautiful. Also, Brahms wrote a number of motets that are quite 
> wonderful. 
> 
> And of course the Brahms solo lieder aren't chopped liver either. ;-)
> 
> While we're on Zigeunerlieder, the Dvorak set of Gypsy Songs is also fantastic. 
> 
> I think Bob Rideout mentioned the Elgar Sea Pictures? Yes!! (I've done them on piano, 
> which was fun, but the orchestral setting is terrific.)
> 
> First thing I ever sang in my college chamber choir was the Lully Dies Irae - and it's funny 
> because I recently went back to listen to it again after a long time, and still remembered 
> it quite well! It was also in my early college years that I started really getting to know the 
> Bach Cantatas - we sang a few of the early ones (106, 150) which are quite beautiful. 
> Another one of the early ones that's a favorite of mine is 131. The fugue-like choral 
> section in the middle of the piece - all circle-of-fifths with wonderful dissonant 
> suspensions - gorgeous. 
> 
> ..which reminds me of the very end of the Byrd Mass in 4 Parts, which also ends with a 
> series of beautiful suspension figures. 
> 
> Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms (especially that remarkable double fugue that makes up 
> most of the 2nd movement)
> 
> Poulenc's Christmas motets
> 
> More to come, I'm sure...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:21:10 -0800, Mark Bartelt <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> 
>> Many of these have already been mentioned by others,
>> but anyway ...
>> 
>> Bach's B-minor Mass would be at the absolute top of
>> my list, and Strauss's Vier letzte Lieder would be
>> close behind.
>> 
>> Others on my list would include Mahler's Eighth and
>> Das Lied von der Erde, Brahms's Requiem, and a few
>> Schubert lieder (especially Erlkönig and Gretchen
>> am Spinnrade).
>> 
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