Whitacre: Choral Music / Edison, Elora Festival Singers

Release Date: 6/15/2010
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8559677
Composer: Eric Whitacre
Performer: Leslie De'Ath
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
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.
Works on This Recording
1. Her Sacred Spirit Soars by Eric Whitacre
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2002 ; USA
2. A Boy and a Girl by Eric Whitacre
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2002 ; USA
3. Water Night by Eric Whitacre
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1995 ; USA
4. This Marriage by Eric Whitacre
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2004 ; USA
5. Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; USA
6. Little Tree by Eric Whitacre
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
7. When David Heard by Eric Whitacre
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1999 ; USA
8. Leonardo dreams of his flying machine by Eric Whitacre
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2001 ; USA
9. Songs of Faith (3): no 3, I thank You God for most this amazing day by Eric Whitacre
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1999 ; USA
10. Sleep by Eric Whitacre
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; USA
11. Little Birds by Eric Whitacre
Performer: Leslie De'Ath (Piano)
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century
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