Eric Whitacre and His Cluster Chords
YourClassical Adventures: Episode 65 - Eric Whitacre
Composer Eric Whitacre is well known for the choral pieces he writes and their distinctive sound. Join host, Liz Lyon as she explores some of his music in this episode of YourClassical Adventures.
Episode 65 playlist
Eric Whitacre: Water Night — One of his earliest works, written in 1995. The text is from Octavio Paz’s poem, “Agua Nocturna”.
LISTEN — Eric Whitacre: Water Night
Eric Whitacre: Sleep — The setting for this choral composition is a poem by Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”. The theme of the lyrics, sleep, was based on the last stanza of this poem, “And miles to go before I sleep.”
LISTEN — Eric Whitacre: Sleep
Eric Whitacre: When David Heard — The text for this piece is one single, and sorrowful sentence accompanied by purposeful and dramatic silence.
LISTEN — Eric Whitacre: When David Heard
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