Over the weekend, my friend Kathy was talking about composer
Eric Whitacre. Her daughter had just played some of his music in the All-County
Band, and she’s now interested in his Virtual Choir.
This morning, I started to write her a note with some of my
favorite Whitacre links, and I’ve decided to just post it here and send her
this link instead. And if you have more suggestions, add them in the comments:)
First, the virtual choir – read about it here. You can also follow the choir on Twitter. Check out
their performances of his pieces "Lux Aurumque" and "Sleep":
Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir - 'Lux Aurumque'
Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 2.0, 'Sleep'
Totally cool and inspiring. But my favorite version of
“Sleep” doesn’t involve any voices – it’s a mallet ensemble arrangement, performed by the TorQ Percussion Quartet (thanks to
percussionist Andrew Flanagan, who is studying at WVU, for sharing this with
TorQ Percussion Quartet plays Sleep, by E. Whitacre, arr. D. Morphy, B. Duinker
"Water Night" Eric Whitacre, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia
How about you? Anything you think I should be adding to my list of Whitacre links?