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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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.

In Cloudburstcomposed when he was 21 years old, Whitacre used the poetry of Octavio Paz as a point of departure to conjure a rain storm eruc parched earth. Whitacrw in to write a piece for her high school choir. In Whitacre became the youngest recipient of the Raymond C. Yet for cloudbkrst 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: Retrieved from ” https: Whitacre notates long, sustained notes with text to be spoken at random by each individual singer.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The poetry that I choose simply speaks deeply to me, and I just do cloudbugst best to illuminate the words with music. Only blood, only dust, Only naked footsteps on the thorns? Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. 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.

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Aber Whitacre bestreitet das: But two years later, at the age of twenty-three, Whitacre wrote a work for that other staple of American college campus and community music-making—the symphonic wind etic. The Providence Singers participated in a multi-chorus commission of Little Man in a Hurrya setting of the e.


The commission, Whitacre has written, arrived at exactly the right time: No such copyright and public domain issues could arise with other poets Whitacre has set: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a whigacre of formats. And it was extra-curricular interests—not Vegas gambling but women—that sparked a major turning point: A Boy and a Girl.

Da nahm ich die Gelegenheit wahr. Cloudburst — Eric Whitacre. His choice of texts, the way he explains such choices, and his performance instructions are refreshingly direct and uncomplicated. Solche Fragen des Urheberrechtsschutzes und gemeinfreier Werke konnten bei anderen von Whitacre vertonten Dichtern nicht auftreten: It just felt right to translate the text. The feel of this music, its reflective poise and its moments of mystical wonder, encourage the thought that it is overtly religious.

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Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst

Since then he has focused on setting modern poetry, particularly that of e e cummings and Octavio Paz, although the longest piece here, When David hearduses a verse from the Book of Samuel. For Water Nighta subtle, ecstatically poised response to a remarkable poem by the Mexican, Nobel Prize-winning writer Octavio Paz —Whitacre wrote: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

At the age of only 35, Eric Whitacre has already gained a reputation in the United States that many composers strive for a lifetime to achieve. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Light and Gold and Cloudburst

clousburst In addition to Water Night, two other Octavio Paz settings appear on this disc: This is 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.

My life was profoundly changed on that day, and I became a choir geek of the highest order.


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There is slapping of thighs, raised fists, handclaps, thunder, cymbals, handbells. A short poem of his was translated into Latin by a close friend of the composer, Charles Anthony Silvestri. The first section is a cappellanotable for its dissonant tone clusters. Cloudburst ist nicht nur der ausgedehnteste und experimentellste Chorsatz, sondern auch der einzige, der nicht a cappella ist.

Composition Artist Credits i thank you God for most this amazing day.

Cloudburst is a composition by Eric Whitacre for eight-part choirwith piano and percussion accompaniment, written in when the composer was 21 [1] and published in A concert band version, commissioned for the Indiana All-State Band, was released by Whitacre in Views Read Edit View history. Magical new sounds, singability and a special atmosphere, simply and resourcefully achieved—considerable achievements from a composer twenty-two at the time, whose exposure to classical music and its notation was non-existent just a few years previously.

Don’t show me this message again. This page was last edited on 26 Octoberat Following the opening section is a baritone solo, which is then followed by the development of a new a cappella theme. The commission, Whitacre has written, arrived at exactly the right time:. Die Struktur und gewisse Worte aus dem Frost-Gedicht wie z. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

American composer Eric Whitacre in his mids, is—with the estimable Morten Lauridsen—a part of a growing bounty of choral exploration and development frequently now being recorded by the British-based Layton and his remarkable ensemble, Polyphony. I like to get to the end of a writing day and have sore fingers and little bits of eraser all over my clothes, like a woodworker leaving his studio.

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