Eric spoke to David Smith from Presto Music to talk about his new album with VOCES8, ‘Home’. Eric looks back over the three decades of his compositions including his first-ever work ‘Go, Lovely Rose’ which also features on the new album.
The music of Eric Whitacre could reasonably be termed a cultural phenomenon – wildly successful around the world, instantly harmonically recognisable, and accessible to a wide range of performers and audiences. But while some composers seem to have been set on clear trajectories relatively early, Whitacre’s first meeting with the world of choral music seems to have come about almost by chance… looking back over the three decades since his first composition, if things had happened only a little differently he might never have encountered the idiom which for most people defines him as a composer, and which Whitacre himself prizes as uniquely special.
Read the full article on Presto Music’s website.