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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Light and Gold and Cloudburst

Skip to main content. And it was extra-curricular interests—not Vegas gambling but women—that im a major turning point: Da nahm ich die Gelegenheit wahr.

Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Solche Fragen des Urheberrechtsschutzes und gemeinfreier Werke konnten bei anderen von Whitacre vertonten Dichtern nicht auftreten: The storm gradually cloudburstt then fades, and the ending of the piece mirrors the beginning section, with the choir arpeggiating as the piano voices block chords.

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Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 Dric of Samuel.

In the section titled “The Cloudburst”, handbells which are directed to be hidden from the audience play a written two bars, and then play at random as the choir crescendos into an aleatoric section, which is signaled by a loud clap of “thunder”.


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.

Cloudburst – Eric Whitacre

The site is also available in several languages. There is slapping of thighs, raised fists, handclaps, thunder, cymbals, handbells. For Water Nighta subtle, ecstatically poised response to a remarkable poem by the Mexican, Nobel Prize-winning writer Octavio Paz —Whitacre wrote: In addition to Water Night, two other Octavio Paz settings appear on this disc: It was written for a dear friend who lost his son, and was intended to give him some small measure of peace and meaning.

Yet for all 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: This page was last edited on 26 Octoberat It is a story up to now, then, of easy serendipity coupled, of course, with evident intuitive musicianship and raw talent: A Boy and a Girl.

Composition Artist Credits i thank you God for most this amazing day. But tell me, burnt earth, is there no water? At the age of only cloubdurst, Eric Whitacre has already gained a reputation in the United States that many composers strive for a lifetime to achieve. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.


Cloudburst (Whitacre) – Wikipedia

And who better to represent an innovative young choral composer than Stephen Layton and Polyphony, award-winning exponents of twentieth-century choral music? Note, also, the wrenching despair of When David heard —this may be too much for families suffering the loss of military sons and daughters right now, by the way. In seinem Kommentar zu i thank You God for most this amazing day schreibt Whitacre: His choice of texts, the way he explains such choices, and his performance instructions are refreshingly direct and uncomplicated.

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She loves almost to the point of distraction, and this mood must prevail in the performance: Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

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