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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby hal 9000 » Mon May 16, 2005 9:56 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 ks organist
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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby hal 9000 » Mon May 16, 2005 9:57 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)
...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)
...Adagios (lioness)
...Allegro movements (lioness)
...American works (Angie)
...Arias (hal9000)
...Art Songs (OperaTenor)
...Bach (hal9000)
...Baroque (Angie/OperaTenor)
...Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Bones)
...Best Finishes (BenG)
...Best Melody/Theme (Bones)
...Best Uses of Classical Music in Film (hal9000)
...British works (Angie)
...Cello Concertos (TrumpetMaster)
...Cello Pieces (lioness)
...Choirs (Angie)
...Chorale Pieces (piqaboo)
...Commercial Jingles (Selma in Sandy Eggo)
...Crowd Pleasers (Super Sean)
...Film Composers (hal9000)
...Film Scores (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)
...Musicals (OperaTenor)
...Musical Legends (intriguing stories, fact or fiction)(hal9000)
...National Anthems (Selma)
...Opera Choruses (OperaTenor)
...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)
...Romantic Era Compositions (Super Sean)
...Russian Composers (lioness)
...Russian Composers (lioness/TrumpetMaster)
...Sacred Music (dai bread)
...Schumann (Super Sean)
...Sorrowful Works(not to be confused w/ the Overrated topic :p )(hal9000)
...Stravinsky (lioness)
...Symphonic Movements (subcategory topic)(hal9000)
...Traditional/Anonymous Works (Selma in Sandy Eggo)
...Trumpet Concertos (TrumpetMaster)
...Uplifting Music Passages (hal9000)
...Uses of Folk music in Classical (Angie)
...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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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby Angie Parkes » Mon May 16, 2005 10:26 pm

Thanks, Hal for all your work again.
Cheers,
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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby bignaf » Mon May 16, 2005 10:27 pm

Originally posted by hal 9000:
8th place- [b]OperaTenor 6 matching with a score of 31.

01. *ignaf
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:) I think OT won this one.
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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby OperaTenor » Tue May 17, 2005 12:57 am

Yes Hal, thank you for all the work you do!

Hi *ig, just taking care of one of the fold, don't ya know!

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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby BenG » Tue May 17, 2005 2:01 am

I didn't know Howard Shore was Canadian. I need to do more research, I guess. John Harbison (not Walter) is a Pulitzer-Prize winning composer. I heard a world premier symphony by him here in Seattle. It was quite good.

Interesting lists--as usual.

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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby bignaf » Tue May 17, 2005 8:40 pm

Harbison has lots of world premires here, naturally. I spoke with him once.
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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby shostakovich » Wed May 18, 2005 11:21 pm

WELL!!!!!! No thanks from Selma and Madawab?????

I single-handedly kept you guys out of last place. A little appreciation is in order here. The thanks must be in my PM box. I haven't checked yet. :D :D
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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu May 19, 2005 2:09 am

You mean you did worse than I did, even though I insisted on my two disqualified Canadians? I somehow expected more of you. :roll:
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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby hammocksleeper » Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:53 pm

Wow, I can't believe no one put Cole Porter. He's great.

But these top ten lists are a great idea for a forum like this.

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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby madawab » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:33 pm

Thank you, Shostakovich. Cheers!
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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby Shapley » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:25 pm

Hello, Madawab.

Welcome back to the B.com BB!

V/R

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Re: Top Ten American Composers

Postby shostakovich » Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:40 pm

Yes, welcome back, Madawab, and belated "you're welcome" for keeping you out of last place. In looking over the last few posts I wonder, "Was it only 4 years ago I still had a sense of humor?" Obviously Bush's second term did me in. Of course, a few operations and deaths of friends had something to do with it. I suspect my humor recovery will coincide with the "economic recovery". Where the hell is that smile icon????? Oh, there it is.
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