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Opera is food. Which do you think tastes best?

Poll ended at Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:21 pm

Russian Dressing
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French Fries
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Italian Sausage
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German Chocolate Cake
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American Pie
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Total votes : 13

Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:41 pm

1st place- Serenity 8 matching with a score of 31.40.

01. Wagner- Pilgrim's Chorus- Tannhauser 3.60 points.
02. Wagner- Entry of the Guests- Tannhauser 0.60 points.
03. Verdi- Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves- Nabbuco 8.00 points.
04. Bizet- Toreador Song- Carmen 2.80 points.
05. Verdi- Anvil Chorus- Il Trovatore 6.30 points.
06. Wagner- Bridal Chorus- Lohengrin 5.00 points.
07. Borodin- Chorus of the Slave Girls- Prince Igor
08. Wagner- Sailor's Chorus- The Flying Dutchman
09. Gounod- Soldiers' Chorus- Faust 2.70 points.
10. Puccini- Humming Chorus- Madama Butterfly 2.40 points.

Congratulations, Serenity! Your list best matched the general consensus list and therefore the topic of the next Top Ten thread is of your choosing. After I finish posting the rest of the results, I will post a compilation of topic ideas. Feel free to choose an eligible topic from that compilation OR provide a topic of your own. The compilation list is only for reference, you need not choose a topic from it if do not wish to. As soon as you have your topic choice, PM it to me. :D
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:41 pm

2nd place- TrumpetMaster 7 matching with a score of 34.80.

01. Orff- O Fortuna- Carmina Burana
02. Verdi- Anvil Chorus- Il Trovatore 9 points.
03. Puccini- Humming Chorus- Madama Butterfly 8 points.
04. Verdi- Soldiers' Chorus- Il Trovatore 0.40 points.
05. Wagner- Bridal Chorus- Lohengrin 4.50 points.
06. Wagner- Pilgrim's Chorus- Tannhauser 5.40 points.
07. Verdi- Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves- Nabbuco 4.00 points.
08. Wagner- Sailor's Chorus- The Flying Dutchman
09. Verdi- Triumphal Scene- Aida 3.50 points.
10. Donizetti- Servants Chorus- Don Pasquale
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:41 pm

3rd place- OperaTenor 7 matching with a score of 34.60.

01. Verdi- Anvil Chorus- Il Trovatore 8.10 points.
02. Verdi- Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves- Nabbuco 9.00 points.
03. Wagner- Bridal Chorus- Lohengrin 3.50 points.
04. Gounod- Soldiers' Chorus- Faust 1.80 points.
05. Bizet- Toreador Song- Carmen 3.20 points.
06. Verdi- Brindisi- La Traviata
07. Puccini- Humming Chorus- Madama Butterfly 4.80 points.
08. Verdi- Triumphal Scene- Aida 4.20 points.
09. Donizetti- Per te d'immenso giubilo- Lucia de Lammermoor
10. Mussorgsky- Coronation Scene- Boris Godonov
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:42 pm

4th place- Marye 7 matching with a score of 34.30.

01. Verdi- Triumphal Scene- Aida 4.90 points.
02. Verdi- Anvil Chorus- Il Trovatore 9 points.
03. Puccini- Humming Chorus- Madama Butterfly 8 points.
04. Bizet- Toreador Song- Carmen 2.80 points.
05. Verdi- Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves- Nabbuco 6.00 points.
06. Verdi- Soldiers' Chorus- Il Trovatore 0.60 points.
07. Verdi- Gypsy's Chorus- La Traviata
08. Mascagni- Easter Hymn- Cavalleria Rusticana
09. Verdi- Rataplan- La forza del destino
10. Wagner- Pilgrim's Chorus- Tannhauser 3.00 points.
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:42 pm

5th place- Shapley 7 matching with a score of 32.40.

01. Bizet- Les Voici, le quadrille!- Carmen
02. Verdi- Triumphal Scene- Aida 5.60 points.
03. Verdi- Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves- Nabbuco 8.00 points.
04. Bizet- Le jour enfin perce la nue- Les Peuchers des Perles
05. Borodin- Chorus of the Slave Girls- Prince Igor
06. Wagner- Pilgrim's Chorus- Tannhauser 5.40 points.
07. Verdi- Anvil Chorus- Il Trovatore 4.50 points.
08. Gounod- Soldiers' Chorus- Faust 3.00 points.
09. Wagner- Bridal Chorus- Lohengrin 3.50 points.
10. Puccini- Humming Chorus- Madama Butterfly 2.40 points.
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:43 pm

6th place- dai bread 7 matching with a score of 27.60.

01. Wagner- Entry of the Guests- Tannhauser 0.40 points.
02. Wagner- Pilgrim's Chorus- Tannhauser 4.20 points.
03. Verdi- Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves- Nabbuco 8.00 points.
04. Puccini- Humming Chorus- Madama Butterfly 7.20 points.
05. Gounod- Soldiers' Chorus- Faust 2.10 points.
06. Wagner- Spinning Chorus- The Flying Dutchman
07. Wagner- Wacht auf! es nahet gen den Tag- Die Meistersingervon Nürnberg
08. Verdi- Glory to Egypt- Aida
09. Verdi- Anvil Chorus- Il Trovatore 2.70 points.
10. Wagner- Bridal Chorus- Lohengrin 3.00 points.
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:43 pm

7th place- bignaf 5 matching with a score of 24.40.

01. Puccini- Gira la Cote (Act I)- Turandot
02. Verdi- Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves- Nabbuco 9.00 points.
03. Verdi- Triumphal Scene- Aida 6.30 points.
04. Mussorgsky- Coronation Scene- Boris Godonov
05. Puccini- Te Deum (Act I)- Tosca
06. Puccini- Diecimilla Anni (Act II)- Turandot
07. von Weber- Huntsmen's Chorus- Der Freischutz
08. Puccini- Humming Chorus- Madama Butterfly 4.00 points.
09. Verdi- Anvil Chorus- Il Trovatore 2.70 points.
10. Gounod- Soldiers' Chorus- Faust 2.40 points.
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:44 pm

8th place- hal 9000 3 matching with a score of 18.30.

01. Puccini- Humming Chorus- Madama Butterfly 6.40 points.
02. Verdi- Triumphal Scene- Aida 5.60 points.
03. Beethoven- Prisoner's Chorus- Fidelio
04. Borodin- Polovtsian Dances- Prince Igor
05. Verdi- Anvil Chorus- Il Trovatore 6.30 points.
06. Tchaikovsky- Chorus of the Peasant Girls- Eugene Onegin
07. von Weber- Huntsmen's Chorus- Der Freischutz
08. Mozart- Priest's Chorus- The Magic Flute
09. Wagner- Spinning Chorus- The Flying Dutchman
10. Wagner- Sailor's Chorus- The Flying Dutchman
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:44 pm

Here is how everyone did based on score alone (matching not considered):

TrumpetMaster 34.80
OperaTenor 34.60
Marye 34.30
Shapley 32.40
Serenity 31.40
dai bread 27.60
bignaf 24.40
hal 9000 18.30
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:44 pm

And here is how everyone did based on accuracy (matching not considered):

hal 9000 76.7%
TrumpetMaster 72.9%
OperaTenor 72.9%
Marye 72.9%
Shapley 71.4%
bignaf 68.0%
Serenity 66.3%
dai bread 60.0%
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:45 pm

Full Results

Top Ten Opera Choruses

52 Verdi- Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves- Nabbuco
48 Verdi- Anvil Chorus- Il Trovatore
42 Puccini- Humming Chorus- Madama Butterfly
41 Verdi- Triumphal Scene- Aida
30 Wagner- Pilgrim's Chorus- Tannhauser
22 Wagner- Bridal Chorus- Lohengrin
20 Bizet- Toreador Song- Carmen
19 Gounod- Soldiers' Chorus- Faust
19 Wagner- Entry of the Guests- Tannhauser
12 Verdi- Soldiers' Chorus- Il Trovatore
10 Borodin- Chorus of the Slave Girls- Prince Igor
10 Bizet- Les Voici, le quadrille!- Carmen
10 Orff- O Fortuna- Carmina Burana
10 Puccini- Gira la Cote (Act I)- Turandot
08 Mussorgsky- Coronation Scene- Boris Godonov
08 von Weber- Huntsmen's Chorus- Der Freischutz
08 Beethoven- Prisoner's Chorus- Fidelio
07 Wagner- Sailor's Chorus- The Flying Dutchman
07 Wagner- Spinning Chorus- The Flying Dutchman
07 Bizet- Le jour enfin perce la nue- Les Peuchers des Perles
07 Borodin- Polovtsian Dances- Prince Igor
06 Puccini- Te Deum (Act I)- Tosca
05 Puccini- Diecimilla Anni (Act II)- Turandot
05 Tchaikovsky- Chorus of the Peasant Girls- Eugene Onegin
05 Verdi- Brindisi- La Traviata
04 Verdi- Gypsy's Chorus- La Traviata
04 Wagner- Wacht auf! es nahet gen den Tag- Die Meistersingervon Nürnberg
03 Mascagni- Easter Hymn- Cavalleria Rusticana
03 Mozart- Priest's Chorus- The Magic Flute
03 Verdi- Glory to Egypt- Aida
02 Donizetti- Per te d'immenso giubilo- Lucia de Lammermoor
02 Verdi- Rataplan- La forza del destino
01 Donizetti- Servants Chorus- Don Pasquale
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:45 pm

Thank you everyone that submitted a list this time around. I hope you find the results as fun as I do. Hope to see everyone again on the next Top Ten thread, topic courtesy of Serenity. :)
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Postby hal 9000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:45 pm

Topic Compilation Thus Far

The topics in italics are ones that have been done before but enough time has passed that they probably can be revisited now.

The topics in bold are topics that have been used and probably need to sit for awhile. They are presented here only for reference, PLEASE DO NOT NOMINATE THESE TOPICS, THEY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

The rest are unused topic ideas.

Top Ten...
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...Symphonies (hal9000)
...String Pieces (Shapley)
...Arias (hal9000)
...Opera Choruses (OperaTenor)
...Operas (hal9000, with some help from friends :D )
...Modern Composers (bignaf)
...Ballets (Lliam)
...Conductors (bignaf/BenG)
...Orchestras (TrumpetMaster)
...Concert Soloists (Bones)
...Overtures/Tone Poems (TrumpetMaster)
...Composers (hal9000)
...Overrated/Overplayed Works (originally BenG)
...Beethoven (Saxy Buff)
...Chamber Works (shostakovich)
...Concertos (hal9000)
...Underheard (BenG)
...Top Ten Topics (hal9000)
...Waltzes (lioness)
...American Composers (TrumpetMaster)
...American works (Angie)
...Musicals (OperaTenor)
...Film Scores (hal9000)
...Best Uses of Classical Music in Film (hal9000)
...Opera Performers (OperaTenor)
...Uses of Folk music in Classical (Angie)
...Fanfares (NateBrei)
...Romantic Era Compositions (Super Sean)
...Cello Concertos (TrumpetMaster)
...Cello Pieces (lioness)
...Symphonies (hal9000)
...Bach (hal9000)
...Russian Compositions (lioness/TrumpetMaster)
...Sacred Music (dai bread)
...Adagios (lioness)
...Allegro movements (lioness)
...Art Songs (OperaTenor)
...Baroque (Angie/OperaTenor)
...Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Bones)
...Best Finishes (BenG)
...Best Melody/Theme (Bones)
...British works (Angie)
...Choirs (Angie)
...Chorale Pieces (piqaboo)
...Commercial Jingles (Selma in Sandy Eggo)
...Crowd Pleasers (Super Sean)
...Film Composers (hal9000)
...Guitar Pieces (lioness)
...Handel (Bones)
...Haydn (Bones)
...Instrumental Cadenzas (OperaTenor)
...Instruments (BenG/Super Sean)
...Italian Composers (TrumpetMaster)
...Lieder (piqaboo)
...Mahler (lioness)
...Masses (OperaTenor)
...Movie Themes (OperaTenor)
...Mozart (hal9000)
...Music Centers of the World (hal9000)
...Musical Legends (intriguing stories, fact or fiction)(hal9000)
...National Anthems (Selma)
...Oratorios (OperaTenor)
...Organ Music (ks organist)
...Pianists (BenG)
...Piano Concertos (BenG)
...Piano Pieces (hal9000)
...Piano Rags (OperaTenor/Super Sean)
...Piano Sonatas (Super Sean)
...Renaissance Composers (TrumpetMaster)
...Requiems (OperaTenor)
...Russian Composers (lioness)
...Schumann (Super Sean)
...Soldiers Songs (dai bread)
...Sorrowful Works(not to be confused w/ the Overrated topic :p )(hal9000)
...Spooky Scores (NateBrei)
...Stravinsky (lioness)
...Symphonic Movements (subcategory topic)(hal9000)
...Traditional/Anonymous Works (Selma in Sandy Eggo)
...Trumpet Concertos (TrumpetMaster)
...Uplifting Music Passages (hal9000)
...Variations (shostakovich)
...Venues (barfle)
...Violin Concertos (lioness)
...Violin Sonatas (Angie)
...Vocal Cadenzas (OperaTenor)
...Vocalists (hal9000)
...Works for Piano and Orchestra (OperaTenor)
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:57 am

Congratualtions Serenity...

OK time to lobby for Top 10 Trumpet works.... :wink:
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Postby Catmando » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:58 am

Congratulations Serenity!
:bow:
And TM, congrats to you too, for not finishing at or near the bottom. :neener:

Hey, we need a tie-breaker vote on the poll to see what we're all gonna eat. :popcorn:
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:34 am

Catmando wrote:Congratulations Serenity!
:bow:
And TM, congrats to you too, for not finishing at or near the bottom. :neener:

All I can say to that is...... :owned: :D



Hey, we need a tie-breaker vote on the poll to see what we're all gonna eat. :popcorn:



No tie breakers... We get dinner and dessert! :yum: :yum: :yum:
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Postby Serenity » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:03 pm

Thanks folks! I can't believe I won in company of such knowledgeable players........"it's a travesty!"......and I just squeeked in my list before deadline too.

Anywho......"it's time to make the donuts"...... Hope you like the next topic....Hal, you're up! :owned:
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