Recorded live in Union Chapel, London, this EP features the very first choral piece written by Eric. Go Lovely Rose was written as a gift for David Weiller, Director of Choral Studies at the University of Las Vegas, in Eric’s final year there as a student, and served as the first in a series of events that led him to the Juilliard School of Music (studying under John Corigliano) and to a life in music. This recording is the first to be published conducted by the composer, and sits alongside a choral jewel of recent years by Sir John Tavener – The Lamb – and Maurice Duruflé’s beautiful Ubi Caritas. The soaring sounds of Poor in Spirit, written by American composer Jeff Beal and featuring Mr. Beal on flugel horn, close the EP.
1. Ubi Caritas – Maurice Duruflé
2. I Hide Myself (Three Flower Songs) – Eric Whitacre
3. With a Lily in Your Hand (Three Flower Songs) – Eric Whitacre
4. Go Lovely Rose (Three Flower Songs) – Eric Whitacre
5. The Lamb – John Tavener
6. Poor in Spirit (feat. Jeff Beal) – Jeff Beal