Addedtone sonorities in the choral music of eric whitacre. In 2005, he wrote an arrangement for wind ensemble. Verena mosenbichlerbryant and premiered with the world adult wind orchestra project wawop and the world youth wind orchestra project wywop. The work had been commissioned by attorney and professional vocalist julia armstrong for the ensemble as a memorial. Upon reading edward eschs poem light and gold, composer e. He is ook berninahaus for his virtual choir projects, bringing individual voices from around the globe together json an online choir. October eric whitacre youtube proms 2016 gustav holst the planets edward gardner, national youth orchestra duration. Eric edward whitacre born january 2, 1970 is an american composer, conductor, and. While the voice range is accessible, sleep requires a big enough choir to.
Eric whitacre born 2 january 1970 in reno, nv is an american composer of choral, wind band and electronic music. A presentation and listening guide to eric whitacres sleep, focusing on the lyric. Whitacres second album, water night, was released on decca in april 2012. Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon. Winds timothy smith, conductor 15 march 2020 university of florida gainesville monday concert band justin renzi, conductor 25 february 2020 syracuse n. Provided to youtube by universal music group whitacre. Eric edward whitacre born january 2, 1970 is an american composer, conductor, and speaker known for his choral, orchestral, and wind ensemble music. He studied composition at the university of nevada, las vegas and the juilliard school with notable composers including john corigliano and david diamond.
Whitacre has stated that he prefers the silvestri text over the original and will therefore not republish the music with the frost poem, even after 2019. Listen to your favorite songs from sleep my child by eric whitacre now. Sleep eric whitacre by choral music published on 20110928t21. Sleep by eric whitacre 1970 octavo sheet music for. Distinguished concerts international new york dciny. Watch the fulllength version of sleep, eric whitacres new work, sung by a youtubepowered choir of more than 2,000 singers from around the world. Why not add a second of whitacres compositions, such as lux aurumque, that shares significant stylistic features with sleep. Eric whitacres dedication to the beauty of sound, paired with exquisite texts, results in a poetic combination that creates a unique sonic experience. From composer eric whitacre comes a brand new work, the lush and achingly beautiful sleep. It has been accepted for inclusion in all theses and.
Sleep my child by eric whitacre on amazon music unlimited. This was performed by the heliotrope wind symphony and it is from their cd. Sleep by eric whitacre piano chords and guitar chords. Dec 4, 2018 print and download choral sheet music for sleep composed by eric whitacre arranged for satb choir a cappella in eb major. He has also written a large number of wind band compositions and some electronic music. Eric whitacres music uses a gorgeous blend of extended harmonies and approachable, popmusic inspired structures. Can also be performed with optional satb chorus, with original text by celebrated american poet charles anthony silvestri. Addedtone sonorities in the choral music of eric whitacre angela hall follow this and additional works at. You can click view piano and guitar fingerings beneath any theorytab to load it into this piano guitar chords view.
Eric whitacre has inspired millions as composer, conductor, innovator, broadcaster and charismatic public speaker. While the voice range is accessible, sleep requires a big enough choir to handle the divisi passages. Thesis master by research milne christopher john 2017. Stream sleep eric whitacre by choral music from desktop or your mobile device. Conductor guides to three standard works for wind band. Nov 24, 2010 eric whitacre on wikimusicguide better than wikipedia in this case, including complete works list. Eric whitacre sheet music to download top quality pdfs. Originally written for two sopranos and mezzo portrayed as three angels it was adapted for band in 2012 by jeffrey gershman. Sleep by eric whitacre piano and guitar chords hooktheory. Nov 06, 2017 whitacres soaring leap initiative is a dynamic oneday workshop where singers, conductors and composers read, rehearse and perform verschillende or his works. Dallas texas winds eric whitacre, conductor 22 march 2016 university of california, santa barbara, wind ensemble paul bambach, conductor 28 may 2015 atascadero calif.
Soundcloud sleep eric whitacre by choral music published on 20110928t21. The nineminute work was premiered last night at the paley center in new york and on youtube. Sleep began its life as an a cappella choral setting, with a magnificent original poem by charles anthony silvestri. Eric whitacre choral director and composer biography sheet. I found out about the new piece through a ted talk that just came out a day or two ago. The influence of eric whitacres compositional technique in the. Though he showed interest in music in his youth, playing in the douglas high school band in minden, ne, he did not begin advanced music studies until he entered the university of nevada, where his most important teacher was. Sitvestri satb divisi, unaccompanied whitacre anniversary. If there are noises in the night, a frightening shadow, flickering light, then i surrender unto sleep, where clouds of dream give second sight, what dreams may come, both dark and deep, of flying wings and soaring leap as i surrender unto sleep, as i surrender unto sleep. This is me singing the bass i part of eric whitacre s sleep in order to help him with a project to form a virtual choir. From the composer of the much performed cloudburst, here is a collaboration between eric whitacre and poet charles anthony silvestri, drawing on the mystical moment between awareness and sleep. Buy lux aurumque satb by eric whitacre at choral sheet music. In your dreams youre not alone, though mothers child has flown, and if the night that follows should be dark just listen for the lark, and sleep my child. Sleep my child comes from eric whitacres work for musical theater paradise lost.
From the composer of the much performed cloudburst, here is a new collaboration between eric whitacre and poet charles anthony silvestri, drawing on the mystical moment between awareness and sleep. Commissioned by the big east consortium, this haunting chorale begins softly and slowly blossoms to a powerful climax. Lux aurumque whitacre pdf new pdf download service. The next day silvestri offered the poem sleep, taking up the theme of sleep from the last stanza of frosts poem. This wind ensemble arrangement of goodnight moon was created by dr. Such sublime sonorities transcend descriptions such as. Watch sleep, eric whitacres new work with 2,000 voices.
Sleep my child is a piece from my work for music theater paradise lost. Whitacre chose sleep as the piece that his virtual choir 2. In october 2000, the 16voice austin, texas choral ensemble austin prochorus made the debut performance of an eightpart choral work ssaattbb by composer eric whitacre, a setting of the 1923 robert frost poem stopping by woods on a snowy evening. To date, whitacres published works the music of eric whitacre eric whitacre. Eric whitacre the starspangled banner eric whitacre lux aurumque whitacre five hebrew love songs i. Im not familiar with lux aurumque but im pretty its not the baritones singing the low c.
Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Sleep by eric whitacre 1970 sheet music for concert band. Print and download choral sheet music for sleep composed by eric. K g when your heart aches, my heart aches, and this is the song it sings. Commissioned by the texas music educators association for their allstate band, lux aurumque is an extraordinarily lush and poignant adaptation of one. His choral works and band works have rapidly become accepted in the repertoire due to their strong appeal to. Whitacre has an original approach to vocal music and has taken advantage of the internet to create virtual choirs. A cappella this expressive, lush choral work by eric whitacre combines an enigmatic text and expansive chordal harmonies into a sublime musical statement of release and quiet resolve. With a text by celebrated american poet charles anthony silvestri, it is a particularly moving perspective on the journey into sleep and, finally, to dream. These works are existential choral moments, beautifully crafted, and harmonised to express a compressed moment in time. Comparing and contrasting these versions can lead to a deep understanding of the composers work and style. Chords, melody, and music theory analysis of sleep by eric whitacre.
He has also served as a guest conductor for ensembles throughout europe, asia, australia and the americas. He is also known for his virtual choir projects, bringing individual voices from around the globe together into an online choir. Aug, 2014 whitacre chose sleep as the piece that his virtual choir 2. Dec 29, 2019 a performance takes about four minutes. Find eric whitacre composition information on allmusic. Julia armstrong, a lawyer and professional mezzosoprano living in austin, texas. He studied composition at the university of nevada, las vegas and the juilliard school with notable composers including john corigliano and david diamond his choral works and band works have rapidly become accepted in the repertoire due to their strong appeal to audiences and players alike.
Sleep eric whitacre by choral music free listening on. This thesis is brought to you for free and open access by washington university open scholarship. To submit a performance please join the wind repertory project. A presentation and listening guide to eric whitacre s sleep, focusing on the lyric. This project will investigate compositional techniques employed by three.
Do you have any questions or requests about eric whitacre s music repertoire, eric whitacre in general, or just a comment about this page. Sleep, lux aurumque, and a boy and a girl are among the most popular choral works of the last decade, and his ghost train, godzilla eats las vegas, and october have achieved equal success in the symphonic wind community. Oct 12, 2018 i do not own the rights to this composition or this recording, they are the properties of the composer, publisher and performer. Eric whitacre is what you might call a modernchoralpop composer, and i mean that in the best possible way. As91422 resource for sleep by eric whitacre stephen lange. While some modern composers seem to write with the dual purpose of making the music incredibly complex and entirely unlistenable, whitacre picks his spots perfectly, using dissonance to make his cadences all the more satisfying. Or, as suggested in this resource, analyse several of the incarnations of sleep which cover traditional choral music, virtual choir, and concert band. The music of eric whitacre eric whitacre, composerconductor kelly yuchieh lin, piano distinguished concerts singers international program to be introduced from the stage john staffordsmith, arr. Whitacre go, lovely rose, a boy and a girl, and sleep with a. Provided to youtube by the orchard enterprises hurt eric whitacre eric whitacre singers trent reznor hurt. The first complete bar contains, amongst the four voices, all of the pitches of the eb major scale, thereby attuning the ear towards the key of eb see fig. Eric whitacre is an american composer best known for his choral music. Eric whitacre was born in reno, ne, on january 2, 1970.
Southern illinois university carbondale opensiuc research papers graduate school spring 472011 conductor guides to three standard works for wind band. Sleep by eric whitacre 1970 sheet music for concert. Noble elements commissioned by the big east consortium, this haunting. In addition, he has composed works for orchestra and an opera, paradise lost. Eric whitacre sheet music high quality, printable digital sheet music to download with audio music files. Eric whitacre born january 2, 1970 is a grammy winning american composer, conductor, and speaker, berninahaus for his choral, orchestral and wind ensemble music.
Sleep by eric whitacre chords, melody, and music theory. Later whitacre played synthesizer in a technopop band, dreaming of being a. Mosenbichlerbryant conducted the premiere in july 2017 with soprano hila plitmann and eric whitacre in attendance. Apr 08, 2011 watch the fulllength version of sleep, eric whitacres new work, sung by a youtubepowered choir of more than 2,000 singers from around the world.
Eric whitacre does new virtual performance of sleep. Eric whitacre on wikimusicguide better than wikipedia in this case, including complete works list. Compositions by eric whitacre contemporary classical compositions choral compositions compositions compositions in csharp minor christmas music concert band pieces. Lets examine the evidence that points to sleep opening in the key of eb major. Sleep has always been my favorite of all of his works so far, and in my opinion translates just as well as a wind band piece as it does vocally so i couldnt think of a better piece to use for this virtual choir 2. I have available a new resource to accompany the sleep study guide. Im not familiar with this besides a boy and a girl, sleep, and cloudburst so i wont rate it, but all three are amazing songs and very difficult to perform. In the show it appears midway through act ii and is performed by three angels two sopranos and a mezzo. Community band randy schwalbe, conductor 2 november 2014. The choral version became known through whitacres project virtual choir in 2009. Achievement standard 91422 v2 internal analyse a substantial music work. Other virtual choir projects include glow written for the winter dreams. Cambodian genocide began microsoft was founded john paul ii.499 893 552 87 421 698 179 1597 682 731 1034 1161 1192 703 364 1451 622 450 1172 433 190 1250 1085 783 719 1003 644 1479 581 642 812 53 1219 1605 1561 19 1353 1496 1083 535 210 1469 450 136 612 267 733