Eric Whitacre's Cloudburst

For this edition of New Sounds, the young American composer Eric Whitacre joins host John Schaefer to present music from his record “Cloudburst.” His recorded music output so far is mostly dazzling unaccompanied vocal writing, where Whitacre’s original compositional voice is immediately obvious, in that he’s assimilated everything from prog rock to Mozart and Copland. He’s going for a heart-melting mix of expressively beautiful sound, where lush and shimmering moments give way to elegant and satisfying dramatic conclusions. Plus, music by Arvo Part.

PROGRAM # 2597, with Eric Whitacre (First aired on Tues. 10/24/06)





Eric Whitacre


Go, Lovely Rose [4:00]
Sleep [5:30]
Cloudburst [8:30]
This Marriage [3:00]
Lux Aurumque [4:00]
hope, faith, life, love [4:00]

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Arvo Part

Da Pacem

Da Pacem Domine [6:00]

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