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BYU Singers: Eric Whitacre - Complete A Cappella Works



Water Night


Three Songs of Faith:


I Will Wade Out


Hope, Faith, Life, Love


I Thank You God For Most This Amazing Day


Cloudburst


Sleep


Three Flower Songs:


I Hide Myself


With A Lily In Your Hand


Go, Lovely Rose


When David Heard


Lux Aurumque


Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machines

A big seller at the recent ACDA Convention, "Eric Whitacre" is a stunning collection of songs composed in the classical style of Monteverdi, Debussy and Prokofiev, but with inspiration from such groups as the Beatles, Sting, Queen, Madonna and Peter Gabriel. His choice of texts also reflects a broad range of poets - Octavio Paz, Ogden Nash, James Joyce, e.e. cummings and Emily Dickenson, religious poets being conspicuous in their absence, although "three songs of faith" are included here. The mixed-voice Brigham Young U. Singers do justice to Whitacre's difficult, eclectic, wonderful, soaring compositions. 12 songs, "Water Night," the three songs of faith: "I Will Wade Out," "Hope, Faith, Life, Love," "I Thank You God for most this Amazing Day," "Cloudburst", "Sleep," "I Hide Myself," "With a Lily in Your Hand," "Go Lovely Rose," "When David Heard," "Lux aurumque" and "Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine." "Beautiful" is an inadequate word to describe Whitacre's work and the BYU Singers' interpretation of it. "Amazing" works much better! Recommended.

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Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
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