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WHITACRE, E.: Choral Music (Elora Festival Singers, Edison)

    
      

 











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WHITACRE, E.: Choral Music (Elora Festival Singers, Edison)

Eric Whitacre’s dedication to the beauty of sound, paired with exquisite texts, results in a poetic combination that creates a unique sonic experience. These works are existential choral moments, beautifully crafted, and harmonised to express a compressed moment in time. Such sublime sonorities transcend descriptions such as ‘warm’, ‘glistening’ or ‘shimmering’, although these features of his choral works do suggest affinities with the sound worlds of Arvo Pärt or John Tavener, for instance. However, Whitacre’s fluid lines and blossoming harmonies give his music its own highly personal and irresistible magic.


Whitacre, Eric
Silvestri, Charles Anthony, lyricist(s)

  Her Sacred Spirit Soars
1.   Play with flash player Her Sacred Spirit Soars 00:06:27

Whitacre, Eric
Paz, Octavio, lyricist(s)

  A Boy and a Girl
2.   Play with flash player A Boy and a Girl 00:03:20
  Water Night
3.   Play with flash player Water Night 00:04:37

Whitacre, Eric
Rūmī, Jalāl al-Dīn, lyricist(s)

  This Marriage
4.   Play with flash player This Marriage 00:02:39

Whitacre, Eric
Esch, Edward, lyricist(s)

  Lux aurumque (Light of Gold)
5.   Play with flash player Lux aurumque (Light of Gold) 00:03:22

Whitacre, Eric
Cummings, E. E., lyricist(s)

  little tree
6.   Play with flash player little tree 00:05:37

Whitacre, Eric
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  When David Heard
7.   Play with flash player When David Heard 00:12:54

Whitacre, Eric
Silvestri, Charles Anthony, lyricist(s)

  Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
8.   Play with flash player Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine 00:08:36

Whitacre, Eric
Cummings, E. E., lyricist(s)

  i thank you God for most this amazing day
9.   Play with flash player i thank you God for most this amazing day 00:06:39

Whitacre, Eric
Silvestri, Charles Anthony, lyricist(s)

  Sleep
10.   Play with flash player Sleep 00:04:30

Whitacre, Eric
Paz, Octavio, lyricist(s)

  Little Birds
11.   Play with flash player Little Birds 00:03:19

Total Playing Time: 01:02:00






Composer(s):
Whitacre, Eric

Lyricist(s):
Bible - Old Testament; Cummings, E. E.; Esch, Edward; Paz, Octavio; Rūmī, Jalāl al-Dīn; Silvestri, Charles Anthony

Conductor(s):
Edison, Noel

Choir(s):
Elora Singers, The

Artist(s):
Bauman, Carol; De'Ath, Leslie

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559677

Barcode: 636943967720

Release Date: 06/2010

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