And The Winner Is ……

We asked you to tell us your favourite choral music and to aid that process for the last few weeks we’ve been running a poll, offering you seven nominations but also allowing voters to mozart face rtadd their own choice.

The results of that poll can now be revealed:

1MOZART: Requiem in D Minor, K. 626
2HANDEL: Messiah
3JENKINS: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
4=BACH: St Matthew Passion
4=MAHLER: Symphony No 8
6=ALLEGRI: Miserere
6=TIPPETT: A Child of Our Time

A one-two of Mozart and Handel will surprise few, but almost up there with them, is Karl Jenkins with ‘The Armed Man’.  No mean feat.

What did our ‘Other’ Voters choose?

Single nominations were recorded for Monteverdi’s Vespers, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine as well as Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Byrd’s Mass in 4 Parts. Other voters suggested Orff and Carmina Burana,  Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater – again each gaining one vote.

Rachmaninov's Vespers proved to be a popular'other'.

Rachmaninov’s Vespers proved to be a popular’other’.

The dark horse of our poll must, though, be Rachmaninov’s Vespers which received so many ‘spontaneous’ votes, that it seems only fitting to add this link to an NPO/Radio 4 Concert Performance.


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