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BYU Singers / University of Miami Chorale: Music of Eric Whitacre

Song NameComposerAs Performed By
Ghost Train TrilogyEric WhitacreRutgers Wind Ensemble
GawdSilla Eats Las Vegas!Eric Whitacre
Rak HaHatchalaEric Whitacre
Little Tree Eric WhitacreUniversity of Miami Chorale
Water NightEric WhitacreBYU Singers
CloudburstEric WhitacreBYU Singers

This CD begins with a 3-part, eclectic, dramatic, rich-in-special-effects all-instrumental piece by Eric Whitacre, the "Ghost Train Trilogy," about a supernatural machine that roars through the western US, played by the Rutgers Wind Ensemble. Following that is "GAWD$ILLA EATS LAS VEGAS," a piece Whitacre wanted to write that was "really out there," that includes amazing, all-instrumental dramatic West Side Story and Gershwin samples. A sweet piece by the Rutgers Wind Ensemble follows, "Rak Hahatchala," featuring soprano Hila Plitmann. Then we have the University of Miami Chorale perform Whitacre's beautiful "little tree," (accompanied) with text by e.e. cummings, and two lovely Whitacre pieces by the BYU Singers, "Water Night" and "Cloudburst," both with text by Octavio Paz. These last two a cappella pieces are difficult, eclectic, soaring and lovely. Eric Whitacre is a surprising composer who takes many chances in his work, which is why listening to "The Music of Eric Whitacre" never fails to delight and challenge us.

Item code: 7791C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | United States
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