Album: Eric Whitacre, Water Night (Decca)

 

Water Night demonstrates the wider compositional abilities of American choral wunderkind Eric Whitacre, incorporating orchestral pieces alongside choral favourites such as "Her Sacred Spirit Soars".

It's packed with premiere performances, including new choral works "Oculi Omnium" and "Alleluia", the latter a single-word showcase for the Eric Whitacre Singers, the later stages of which achieve a glistening, white-light clarity. "Equus" is an animated, frisky orchestral arrangement akin to a John Adams piece, full of galloping energy, while the echoes of Vaughan Williams in the wistful "The River Cam" reflect Whitacre's recent spell in the UK.

DOWNLOAD THIS Alleluia; Equus; The River Cam; Water Night

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