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Goodnight Moon for soprano and piano now in print

October 16, 2014

Goodnight Moon for soprano and piano now in print

The sheet music for the soprano and piano arrangement of Goodnight Moon is now in print and available to purchase from MusicRoom. Somewhere around reading number 500 of Goodnight Moon I began hearing little musical fragments as I read, and over time those fragments began to blossom into a simple, sweet lullaby. I… continued

Eric returns to Orchestra Hall for 3 performances with the Minnesota Orchestra

October 04, 2014

Eric returns to Orchestra Hall for 3 performances with the Minnesota Orchestra

Following his collaboration with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in April 2014, Eric returns to Orchestra Hall for 3 performances on 8-10 May 2015. The programme, with a focus on contemporary American composers, includes Eric’s ‘Lux Aurumque’ for strings, Jonathan Newman’s ‘Blow it Up, Start Again’, Copland’s ‘Quiet City’ and Steven Bryant’s ‘Ecstatic Waters’. Visit the… continued

October 03, 2014

Blog: Lux Nova for wind band and choir

Just occurred to me that the band version of Lux Aurumque and the new choral version (Lux Nova) could be performed together seamlessly. The choir would just need to sing a half step up. Dying to know what this sounds like!

October 03, 2014

Tickets now on sale for concert with Rezonans in Istanbul on 8 November

Tickets are now on sale for Eric’s concert with Reznonans at the incredible ZORLU concert hall in Istanbul on 8 November 2014. The programme will include some of Eric’s own pieces including Lux Aurumque and Cloudburst as well as Edwin London’s arrangement of Bach’s Come Sweet Death. Eric Whitacre & Rezonans 8 November 2014, 8pm continued

Eric leads composition masterclass at Royal College of Music (London)

October 01, 2014

Eric leads composition masterclass at Royal College of Music (London)

Today Eric strengthens his connection with the Royal College of Music (London) and its students with a composition masterclass, free to all, taking place in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.  Following a short opening presentation from Eric, questions will be welcomed from the audience.

September 22, 2014

Choral Connections on CBC Radio

Eric Whitacre is probably the world’s top choral composer right now. And with good reason. His music is full of rich, satisfying harmonies. It’s fun to sing, and not all that difficult, so it can make even an amateur choir sound rich and full. Beyond his work as a composer, Whitacre is a community builder…. continued

September 17, 2014

Eric’s iTunes Festival Performance Live Streamed Tonight

See Eric live at iTunes Festival tonight (Wednesday 17 September) at 7:45pm GMT+1 | 2:45pm EST | 10:45am PST. He will be joined by one of the world’s most successful and accomplished composers, Hans Zimmer, Grammy award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann and exceptional new talent Marius Beck. The programme ‘Reimagine’, includes the world-premiere of Lux Nova (Lux… continued

September 12, 2014

Lux Nova Sheet Music Now Available

Lux Nova, a reimagined version of Lux Aurumque, is now available for purchase and performance. The piece will be premiered at iTunes Festival on 17 September. A few years after I composed Lux Aurumque I began work on a musical called Paradise Lost. The central theme of the story is about an angel without wings… continued

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