Monday, January 30, 2012

Top Ten G/Rounds

We couldn't resist another Top Ten post, and the first for 2012 is "Top Ten Classical Music G/Rounds" for Ground Hog Day!
10.Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia [listen]
9. Archangelo Corelli La Folia [listen]
8. Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring: Spring Rounds [listen]
7. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 Feierlich Und Gemessen, Ohne Zu Schleppen [listen]
6. Orlando Gibbons: Ground [listen]
5. Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances II: Bergamasca [listen]
4. Johann Sebastian Bach Chaconne [listen]
3. David Diamond Rounds [listen]
2. Henry Purcell When I am laid in earth [listen]

and the #1 G/Round is from Peter Schickele and PDQ Bach:
The Art of the Ground Round, for three baritones and discontinuo, S. 1.19/lb (P.D.Q. Bach): Loving is as easy 
Please, kind sir 
Jane, my Jane 
Golly golly oh 
Nelly is a nice girl

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