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    Posted: January 13 2010 at 15:57
Incidently I'm studying these for A Level Music at the moment, however because I'm really heavily into Baroque music, I enjoy them all tremendously. Four great composers (arguably the greatest of their period) and four lengthy, epic and emotional pieces. Which do you prefer?

For me, it's MftFoQM.

Why? It's dark. Really really dark. The intro march is stunning and probably one of the best to anything in history. The rest is really damn beautiful and solemn packed full of "hairs on the back of the neck" moments. Although that could be said for SMP as well, I think MftFoQM is a cut above because the mood is so HEAVY. I love it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2010 at 16:10
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2010 at 16:21
I've adored Bach's St. Matthews Passion ever since my dad took me with him to a performance of the work when I was a little kid, so I voted SMP. Bach is the greatest composer ever in my opinion.

I'm not that fond of Vivaldi (Corelli is much better imo) , but the other two works are great as well.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2010 at 10:21
I love all of these pieces. Vivaldi's Gloria is probably my favorite. I really need a better quality recording of it though. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2010 at 17:03
I've only heard part of St Matthew's, but it wasn't as great as I was expecting. Vivaldi is by far my favorite baroque composer, though, so I probably should hear Gloria.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2010 at 17:13
I voted for "St. Matthew's passion", but "The Messiah" is a close contender. the famous "Hallelujah" choral is something really special


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2010 at 17:24
Corelli's Christmas Concerto is another favourite baroque masterpiece of mine.



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