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Phenomenal

Eric Whitacre is one of my favourite composers for a reason. As a music student, I admire his brilliant usage of dissonance and harmony. As a listener, I admire how he always seems to be able to evoke such spectacular emotions with his music. This album is truly a pleasure to listen to, and if you aren't a fan of choral music, you will be persuaded by this album.

Beautiful music!!!

Eric Whitacre's music is breathtaking, and you can definitely see that on this album! From the opening "Lux Aurumque" to the gorgeous "Sleep", it's not hard to see why he's one of the most played contemporary choral composers!

Great composition

I must say, the music in this album is spectacular. The chorales are composed really well. The consonance and the dissonance in the pieces are brilliant mixtures. I honestly believe if someone is not moved by the music, nothing will.

Biography

Genre: Classical

Eric Whitacre is an American composer best known for his choral music. He has also written a large number of wind band compositions and some electronic music. In addition, he has composed works for orchestra and an opera, Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings. His style is quite approachable and features trademark chords (sevenths and ninths, sometimes heard against a background of sustained seconds and fourths), unexpected chord progressions, aleatoric elements, finger snapping by choral singers, and...
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Light & Gold, Eric Whitacre
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Oct 18, 2010

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