Composer, conductor and online Virtual Choir phenomenon, Eric Whitacre is possibly the hottest name in choral music today.
Water Night is Whitacre’s latest chart-topping Decca release and now SATB choruses can discover and perform his new inspirational sacred and secular choral works for themselves with the release of a special showcase collection to accompany the album.
Available now from Musicroom.com, Water Night – The Collection is a beautifully presented book of perfectly engraved sheet music, that is an ideal purchase for the most discerning choral connoisseur and performer.
The collection features both new Whitacre works and some of his most popular early pieces includingthe exquisite Alleluia, Oculi omnium, When David Heard and the book’s title-track, Water Night, which was performed by 3746 singers in the ambitious Virtual Choir 3 project.
The release of Water Night comes hot on the tail of his GRAMMY award-winning album Light & Gold which is also available from Musicroom along with Eric Whitacre Collection, a specially compiled book of his classic earlier pieces.
With his use of mesmerizing multi-part cluster chords Eric Whitacre’s music is a lush tapestry of harmony that is stunning to hear and perform.
Listen to previews of Water Night on the Soundcloud player below:
This summer Whitacre is set to make his BBC Proms debut. On Wednesday 29 August, he will bring his rich and vibrant choral wall of sound choral style to the Royal Albert Hall.
Tickets are still available for this late-night showcase which will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and online.
Are you a virtual chorister? What’s your favourite Eric Whitacre work?
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