100 Greatest Classical Choral Works

Criteria: Classical Choral Works are ranked for their innovation and influence, as well as their aesthetic importance, historical significance and lasting popularity.
Classical Choral Works
1. Mass in B minor
• Johann Sebastian Bach
2. St. Matthew Passion
• Johann Sebastian Bach
3. Messiah
• Georg Friedrich Handel
4. Missa Solemnis
• Ludwig von Beethoven
5. Requiem Mass
• Giuseppe Verdi
6. Requiem
• Gabriel Faure
7. Requiem
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
8. Missa Papae Marcelli
• Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
9. German Requiem
• Johannes Brahms
10. The Creation
• Franz Joseph Haydn
11. Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers of 1610)
• Claudio Monteverdi
12. Requiem Grande Messe des Morts
• Hector Berlioz
13. War Requiem
• Benjamin Britten
14. Carmina Burana
• Carl Orff
15. Glagolitic Mass
• Leos Janacek
16. Cantata No. 140, Wachet Auf
• Johann Sebastian Bach
17. Missa Pange Lingua
• Josquin des Prez
18. Belshazzar's Feast
• William Walton
19. Symphony of Psalms
• Igor Stravinsky
20. The Dream of Gerontius
• Edward Elgar
21. Elijah
• Felix Mendelssohn
22. Mass No. 11 in D minor "Nelson"
• Franz Joseph Haydn
23. Ave Verum Corpus
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
24. Mass for 5 Voices
• William Byrd
25. Mass for 4 Voices
• William Byrd
26. Les Noces
• Igor Stravinsky
27. Miserere
• Gregorio Allegri
28. Magnificat in D major
• Johann Sebastian Bach
29. Alto Rhapsody
• Johannes Brahms
30. St. John Passion
• Johann Sebastian Bach
31. Gloria, RV 589
• Antonio Vivaldi
32. Requiem
• Maurice Durufle
33. Zadok the Priest
• Georg Friedrich Handel
34. A Child of Our Time
• Michael Tippett
35. Mass in C minor "Great"
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
36. Psalmus Hungaricus
• Zoltan Kodaly
37. Le Roi David
• Arthur Honegger
38. Cantata No. 147, Herz und Mund
• Johann Sebastian Bach
39. Ode for St. Cecelia's Day
• Henry Purcell
40. Solomon
• Georg Friedrich Handel
41. Spem in Alium
• Thomas Tallis
42. Messe de Notre Dame
• Guillaume de Machaut
43. Israel in Egypt
• Georg Friedrich Handel
44. Stabat Mater
• Antonin Dvorak
45. Cantata No. 80, Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott
• Johann Sebastian Bach
46. A Ceremony of Carols
• Benjamin Britten
47. Lamentations of Jeremiah
• Thomas Tallis
48. Te Deum
• Anton Bruckner
49. Exsultate, Jubilate
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
50. Mass No. 9 in C major, in tempore belli "Paukenmesse"
• Franz Joseph Haydn
51. Stabat Mater
• Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
52. Gloria
• Francis Poulenc
53. The Seasons
• Franz Joseph Haydn
54. L'Enfance du Christ
• Hector Berlioz
55. St. Cecilia Mass
• Charles Gounod
56. Cantata No. 4, Christ Lag in Todesbanden
• Johann Sebastian Bach
57. Mass
• Igor Stravinsky
58. Mass in C major "Coronation"
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
59. Chichester Psalms
• Leonard Bernstein
60. Sea Drift
• Frederick Delius
61. La Damnation de Faust
• Hector Berlioz
62. Sea Symphony
• Ralph Vaughan Williams
63. The Bells
• Sergei Rachmaninoff
64. Christmas Oratorio
• Johann Sebastian Bach
65. Stabat Mater
• Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
66. Christmas Oratorio
• Heinrich Schutz
67. Missa se la face ay pale
• Guillaume Dufay
68. Te Deum
• Hector Berlioz
69. Missa Brevis
• Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
70. Cantata No. 208, Was mir behagt
• Johann Sebastian Bach
71. Requiem "Officium defunctorum"
• Tomas Luis de Victoria
72. Vespers
• Sergei Rachmaninoff
73. Judas Maccabeus
• Georg Friedrich Handel
74. Mass No. 5 in A flat
• Franz Schubert
75. Schicksalslied
• Johannes Brahms
76. Mass No. 14 in B flat "Harmoniemesse"
• Franz Joseph Haydn
77. Ave Maria gratia plena
• Josquin Des Prez
78. Sederunt principes
• Pérotin
79. Stabat Mater
• Gioacchino Rossini
80. Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae
• Jan Zelenka
81. Missa l'homme armé
• Josquin Des Prez
82. Cantata No. 202, Weichet nur, Betruebte Scatten "Wedding"
• Johann Sebastian Bach
83. Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
84. Missa Brevis
• Zoltán Kodály
85. L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, ed Il Moderato
• Georg Friedrich Handel
86. St. Luke Passion
• Krzysztof Penderecki
87. Mass No. 2 in G major
• Franz Schubert
88. Serenade to Music
• Ralph Vaughan Williams
89. Cantata No. 82, Ich habe genug
• Johann Sebastian Bach
90. O magnum mysterium
• Tomas Luis de Victoria
91. Sancta Civitas
• Ralph Vaughan Williams
92. Canticum Sacrum
• Igor Stravinsky
93. Seven Penitential Psalms of David
• Orlando di Lassus
94. Mass No. 2 in E minor
• Anton Bruckner
95. Mass No. 6 in E flat major
• Franz Schubert
96. Cantata No. 78, Jesu, der du meine Seele
• Johann Sebastian Bach
97. Petite Messe Solennelle
• Gioacchino Rossini
98. Mass in G minor
• Ralph Vaughan Williams
99. Requiem Mass No. 1 in C minor
• Luigi Cherubini
100. Christus
• Franz Liszt
Johann Sebastian Bach
Georg Friedrich Handel
Ludwig von Beethoven
Giuseppe Verdi
Gabriel Faure
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Igor Stravinsky

The Greatest Composers of Choral Works
  1. Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  3. Georg Friedrich Handel
  4. Franz Joseph Haydn
  5. Igor Stravinsky
  6. Hector Berlioz
  7. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  8. Johannes Brahms
  9. William Byrd
10. Benjamin Britten
11. Felix Mendelssohn
12. Ralph Vaughan Williams
13. Thomas Tallis
14. Ludwig von Beethoven
15. Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Last Updated: 2017-05-07