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Old 12-01-2011, 09:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by musiclistsareus View Post
I like Eric Whitacre's choral compositions-particularly his work with the Virtual Choir. Check it out on youtube.
They're also incredible fun to sing - virtually all his pieces have 3rd bass lines down in the gutteral depths of the range, and it's the same up the higher end. They give singers a chance to sing in registers they don't necessarily hit :P
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Another important composer: Samuel Barber. These are the famous Adagio for Strings (1936) and Violin Concerto op.14 (1939):

"Lullabies for adults / crossed by the years / carry the flower of disappointment / tattooed in their gloomy melodies."
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Gyorgi Ligeti is probably by far my favorite post 50s composer. An original, genius, madman with a sense of humor:

Terence Hill, as recently confirmed during an interview to an Italian TV talk-show, was offered the role but rejected it because he considered it "too violent". Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta declined the role for the same reason. When Al Pacino was considered for the role of John Rambo, he turned it down when his request that Rambo be more of a madman was rejected.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Zaqarbal View Post
A very broad genre, indeed. So many subgenres, musicians, instruments....
As it's defined here I think it's way too broad. Anything from over 20 years ago I would struggle to label as modern in the usual sense.

Even now of course there is a wide variety of things, often crossing over with musicians from popular music (from jazz, 'rock', world music, electronica etc).
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