Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Part III. Music

Iconic fam photo. My brothers performing Mustang Sally or was it Come on Baby Light my Fire. Either way our musical roots run deep, eh? he he he. Time to shake up the play list.
If you're looking for where to listen, try Pandora: There's always youtube, too. Again, this list is far from exhaustive. So much worthy stuff missing. A good start, though.

III. Music
A Gregorian/plainchant mass for Christmas or Easter
Hildegard of Bingen, Ordo virtutum; any two sequences
Leonin, Alleluia Pascha nostrum (organum duplum)
Perotin, Viderunt omnes; Veni creator spiritus
The Play of Daniel
Machaut, Messe de Notre Dame; Ma fin est mon commencement

William Byrd, Mass for Four Voices; Great Service; Fantasia for Strings
Dufay, Nuper rosarum flores; Vergine bella
(Petrarca) Farmer, Fair Phyllis or another madrigal
Heinrich Isaac, Innsbrück ich muss dich lassen
Josquin des Préz, Ave Maria; Absolon fili mi; Missa Pange lingua; Missa L’homme armé; Milles Regretz; El Grillo
Orlandus Lassus, Salve Regina; Bonjour mon coeur
Monteverdi, Vespers; any madrigal
Ockeghem, Missa Fors seulement
Palestrina, Pope Marcellus Mass; Stabat Mater
Thomas Tallis, Spem in alium; Lamentations of Jeremiah; English anthems
Victoria, O Magnum mysterium; Tenebrae Responsories
Weelkes, As Vesta was from Latmus hill descending

J. S. Bach, Mass in B Minor; St. Matthew Passion; St. John Passion; a cantata (e.g., BWV 4, 61, 80, 140, or 147); Well- Tempered Clavier; Art of the Fugue; a Brandenburg Concerto; Orchestral Suite 3; Musical Offering; Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor; Toccata & Fugue in D minor
Corelli, a Trio Sonata (opus 1, 2, 3, or 4); a concerto (opus 6)
Couperin, Vingt-cinquième ordre
Handel, Messiah; Samson; Jeptha; Giulio Cesare; Royal Fireworks Music; Water Music; Alexander’s Feast
Lully, Armide et Rénaud
Monteverdi, Orfeo; Coronation of Poppea
Purcell, Dido and Aeneas
Scarlatti, any three sonatas
Schütz, Christmas Oratorio; O quam tu pulchra est
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Op. 8) or another concerto

C. P. E. Bach, Sonata 4 in A; Symphony in D
Gluck, Orpheus and Eurydice
Haydn, The Creation; The Seasons; a string quartet (e.g, Lark, op. 64, 5); a symphony (e.g., 6-8, 45, 93-104)
Mozart, Così fan Tutte; Magic Flute; Marriage of Figaro; Don Giovanni; Requiem; Piano Concerto 18, 21, or 23; Symphony 40; Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Beethoven, Symphony 3, 5, 6, 7,or 9; a string quartet (e.g, op. 130-135); a piano sonata
(e.g., Pathetique; Waldstein); Emperor Concerto; Archduke Trio; Missa Solemnis; Fidelio

Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique; Requiem; Les Troyens
Bizet, Carmen
Brahms, Symphony 4; German Requiem; Clarinet Trio (Op. 114); Horn Trio (Op. 40); Intermezzi (Op. 118); Vier ernste Gesänge or three other lieder
Bruckner, Symphony 7; Violin Concerto; Motets
Chopin, Piano Concerto 2; any three solo piano works (Ballades, Etudes, Impromptus, Mazurkas, Preludes)
Dvorák, Symphony 9 (New World); Cello Concerto
Gilbert and Sullivan, Mikado; Pirates of Penzance
Grieg, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; Peer Gynt
Liszt, Transcendental Etudes; Faust Symphony
Mendelssohn, Elijah; A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mousorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Nicolò Paganini, Violin Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
Rossini, Barber of Seville; William Tell
Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 7
Schubert, Symphony 8 or 9; String Quartet 14 (Death and the Maiden); Winterreise or any three lieder (e.g., Erlkönig, Gretchen am Spinnrade, An die Musik)
Clara Schumann, Piano Trio 1; Quatre pièces fugitives
Robert Schumann, Dichterliebe; Symphony 3; Carnival
Sibelius, Finlandia; Symphony 2 or 5; Violin Concerto in D
Smetana, The Moldau
Verdi, La Traviata; Rigoletto; Otello; Falstaff; Il Trovatore; Requiem
Weber, Der Freischütz
Wagner, Tristan and Isolde; Tannhäuser; Die Walküre or another opera from the Ring cycle
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto in B flat minor; Violin Concerto in D; Symphony 4, 5, or 6; The Nutcracker

20th Century
Armstrong, West End Blues
Barber, Adagio for Strings
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Beach, Gaelic Symphony; Piano Trio; Canticles of the Sun
Berg, Wozzek; Violin Concerto; Lyric Suite
Bernstein, West Side Story; Candide; Mass
Britten, War Requiem; Peter Grimes
Copland, Appalachian Spring; Rodeo Crumb, Ancient Voices of Children; Black Angels
Debussy, Prelude to ‘Afternoon of a Faun’; La mer; Three Nocturnes; Nuages; Pelleas et Mélisande
Elgar, Cello Concerto; Enigma Variations; Sea Pictures
Ellington, Black & Tan Fantasy; Mood Indigo; Sophisticated Lady; Black, Brown, and Beige
Fauré, Requiem
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue; Porgy and Bess
Holst, The Planets; Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
Ives, Symphony 2, 3, or 4; Three Places in New England
Mahler, Symphony 1, 2, 5, 8 or 9; Das Lied von der Erde; Kindertotenlieder
Messaien, Quartet for the End of Time

Orff, Carmina Burana
Pärt, Litany; Tabula Rasa; Trisagion
Prokofiev, Romeo & Juliet; Scythian Suite; Symphony 1 or 5
Puccini, La Bohème; Madama Butterfly; Tosca
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto 2 or 3; Preludes; Vespers
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin; Daphnis et Chloé
Rutter, Requiem
Schoenberg, 5 Pieces for Orchestra; Pierrot Lunaire; Verklärte Nacht; Moses and

Shostakovich, Symphony 7 (Leningrad)
Richard Strauss, Rosenkavalier; Ariadne auf Naxos; Don Juan; Death and Transfiguration; Four Last Songs
Stockhausen, Kontakte; Der Gesang der Jünglinge
Stravinsky, Rite of Spring; Petroushka; Symphony of Psalms; Chamber Symphony; Variations for Orchestra
Varése, Poème électronique
Vaughn Williams, London Symphony; Pastoral Symphony; Fantasia on a Theme by Tallis; Lark Ascending; Hodie
Webern, 5 Pieces for Orchestra; Concerto for 9 Instruments
Weill, Threepenny Opera

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You would think with all this good classical music to choose from, that the greatest thinkers of the 20th century would have included some of it on the "record" they produced and attached to the the Voyager space probes that they launched to seek for other life in the universe. They gave instructions on how to play the record along with some photos and diagrams of where we are in the galaxy. They also wrote messages of greetings in 55 earth languages. They recorded sounds of the earth, including the ocean and wind and animals. So, what song did they put on the record......that's right you guessed it, Johnny B. Goode by none other than Chuck Berry. Take that you classical music Iron Rodders.
Oh, for the record they did include some Bach, but not necessarily for his music but because his music is the most numerical in origin.