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Eric Whitacre: Choral Music
Eric Whitacre, Noel Edison, Elora Festival Singers
Eric Whitacre: Choral Music
Genre: Classical
 
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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,...  more »

     
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All Artists: Eric Whitacre, Noel Edison, Elora Festival Singers, Carol Bauman, Leslie De'Ath
Title: Eric Whitacre: Choral Music
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Naxos American
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 6/15/2010
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 636943967720

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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.

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CD Reviews

Amazing!
LDM | Tennessee | 06/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a beautiful recording! Eric Whitacre is one of my favorite composers, and this chorus is breathtaking. The complex harmonies sound crystalline, and the musicianship is first-rate. This disc is a fine performance of some of Eric Whitacre's best-loved compositions!"
A must buy!
C. Briley | Nashville, TN | 06/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the second disc that I have absolutely just wanted to jump with choral excitement for! What a great group of performers! Their radiant tone speaks of their attention to blend and precision of breath. While I am not a huge fan of the straight tone sound, this group executes it without any hint of trouble and definitely has no intonation issues. Eric Whitacre's music is already a majestic accomplishment--the intricate harmonies in themselves are just incredible. But more exciting is to have a group like this sing his music--with such concern for tone, clarity in blend, attention to the dynamics, precision in phrasing, and performance quality of perfection! This is not your typical choral music...but it is WONDERFUL! A MUST BUY!"