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Water Night

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Water Night is Eric Whitacre’s follow up to his Grammy Award winning album Light & Gold and features seven world premiere recordings. It went straight in at no. 1 in the classical iTunes chart on the day of release and includes performances by the Eric Whitacre Singers, the London Symphony Orchestra, cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and soprano Hila Plitmann.

Release Date: 03 April 2012

Eric Whitacre conductor
Eric Whitacre Singers choir x 28 Oculi Omnium, Sleep My Child

SOPRANO Grace Davidson, Elizabeth Drury, Alice Gribbin, Kirsty Hopkins, Emilia Hughes, Laura Oldfield, Kate Semmens, Amy Wood
ALTO Ruth Gibbins, Martha McLorinan, Ruth Massey, Katherine Nicholson, Kim Porter, Caroline Trevor
TENOR Ben Alden, Sam Boden, Benedict Hymas, George Pooley, Simon Wall, Chris Watson
BASS Matthew Davies, Will Dawes, Gareth Dayus-Jones, Alexander Learmonth, Robert Macdonald, Greg Skidmore, Tim Scott Whiteley, Stuart Young

Eric Whitacre Singers choir x 36 When David Heard, Alleluia, Her Sacred Spirit Soars

SOPRANO Grace Davidson, Elizabeth Drury, Alice Gribbin , Amy Haworth, Kirsty Hopkins, Emilia Hughes, Sophie Jones, Laura Oldfield, Kate Semmens, Amy Wood
ALTO Ruth Gibbins, Lucy Goddard, Eleanor Harries, Martha McLorinan, Ruth Massey, Katherine Nicholson, Kim Porter, Caroline Trevor
TENOR Ben Alden, Sam Boden, Ben Breakwell, Benedict Hymas, George Pooley, Chris Tortise, Simon Wall, Chris Watson
BASS Matthew Davies, Will Dawes, Gareth Dayus-Jones, Jack Halsey, Alexander Learmonth, Robert Macdonald, Timothy Murphy, Greg Skidmore, Tim Scott Whiteley, Stuart Young

Nick Parker producer
Mike Hatch, Floating Earth sound & mastering engineer
Stephen Frost mastering engineer

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 8 & 9 recorded at St Albans The Martyr Church, Holborn, London (UK) on 12 October 2011; Tracks 2, 4, 6 & 7 recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London (UK) on 17 January 2012.

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Track Listing

1. Alleluia (Eric Whitacre Singers)
Eric Whitacre
09:25
2. Equus (Full Orchestra)
Eric Whitacre
09:02
3. Oculi Omnium (Eric Whitacre Singers)
Eric Whitacre
03:17
4. The River Cam (Cello and Orchestra)
Eric Whitacre
11:54
5. Her Sacred Spirit Soars (Eric Whitacre Singers)
Eric Whitacre
06:58
6. Water Night (Orchestra)
Eric Whitacre
06:06
7. Goodnight Moon (Soprano, Orchestra and Harp)
Eric Whitacre
05:09
8. When David Heard (Eric Whitacre Singers)
Eric Whitacre
17:38
9. Sleep My Child (Eric Whitacre Singers)
Eric Whitacre
06:22
Water Night

Recording: *****

– BBC Music Magazine, July 2012

The excellent performances, spaciously recorded, carry the composer’s imprimatur and are thus self-recommending.

– The Classical Review, May 2012

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