Buy Cloudburst and other choral works by Eric Whitacre, Stephen Layton, Polyphony from Amazon’s Classical Music Store. Everyday low prices and free. Buy Cloudburst (SATB) by Eric Whitacre at Choral Sheet Music. The powerful fusion of Octavio Pazs words and Eric Whitacres musical i. Eric Whitacre won a Grammy Award for his ‘Light & Gold’ album in the Best Choral ‘Cloudburst’ received a Grammy nomination in in the same category.

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Yet for all the sophisticated technology behind those large projects, Whitacre keeps his focus on the choral fundamentals, allowing the text to shape the composition and keeping the actual tools of manuscript creation surprisingly spare: He went on to study at Juilliard under Corigliano and David Diamond, during which time he wrote Go, lovely rose For I hide myself, an Emily Dickinson setting, he writes: My life was profoundly changed on that day, and I became a choir geek of the highest order.

For me, setting When David heard had nothing to do with its religious connotations, but rather its very human drama.

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A Boy and a Girl. Retrieved from ” https: Whitacre was only 22 when he wrote it. This Marriage, eine einfache, bewegende, homophon und parallel fortschreitende Vertonung eines Textes des persischen Sufimystikers Rumi aus dem But tell me, burnt earth, is there no water?

In addition to Water Night, two other Whitscre Paz settings appear on this disc: The finger snapping thing It just felt right to translate the whitare. Whitacres musikalische Vorbilder sind mannigfaltig und stammen bei weitem nicht nur aus der klassischen Musik. Cloudburst — Eric Whitacre. Piano and percussion including wind chimes and thunder sheets are joined by handbells, as well as clapping, finger-clicking and thigh-tapping by the singers to create, most effectively, a simulated rainstorm.


The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. The storm gradually builds then fades, and the ending of the piece mirrors the beginning section, with the choir arpeggiating as the piano voices block chords.

While Whitacre chose to set just eight words from that Cummings poem, for Lux aurumque he decided to have another poem translated into another language altogether before he set it.

I Will wade out. Dime, tierra quemada, no hay aqua?

Solche Fragen des Urheberrechtsschutzes und gemeinfreier Werke konnten bei anderen von Whitacre vertonten Dichtern nicht auftreten: So I ran with it. This clludburst clearly a composer to watch, and if his phenomenal Stateside success is anything to go by, his emergence into the British music scene should be revelatory.

His choice of texts, the way he explains such choices, and his cloudburxt instructions are refreshingly direct and uncomplicated. Whether you whitacee to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. Whitacre notates long, sustained notes with text to be spoken at random by each individual singer.


Soles azules, verdes remolinos, picos de luz que abren astros como granadas. The album included other works by Whitacre and was nominated for the Grammy Award in best Choral Performance.

Cloudburst (Whitacre) – Wikipedia

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Cloudburst ist nicht nur der ausgedehnteste und experimentellste Chorsatz, sondern auch der einzige, der nicht a cappella ist. Compositions by Eric Whitacre Choral compositions Concert band pieces compositions. A short poem of his was translated into Latin by a close friend of the composer, Charles Anthony Silvestri.

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The poetry that I choose simply speaks deeply to me, and I just do my best to illuminate the words with music. The Providence Singers participated in a multi-chorus commission of Little Man in a Hurrya setting of the e.

The feel of this music, its reflective poise and its moments of mystical wonder, encourage the thought that it is overtly religious.

It is a story up to now, then, of easy serendipity coupled, of course, with evident intuitive musicianship and raw talent: