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Prom 62 - Eric Whitacre

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 29 August 2012

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

American composer Eric Whitacre has written some of the most widely sung, ravishingly scored, and greatly talked-about choral music of the last few years - especially through the pieces performed by his online Virtual Choir. Tonight his own choral group joins forces with the BBC Singers for a feast of music mainly by Whitacre himself.

The Prom includes several of the composer's best-known pieces plus two new works, and also includes music by Leonard Bernstein together with three classic spiritual arrangements by Moses Hogan - both of them fellow countrymen. With the rich acoustics of the Albert Hall, and the thrilling sound of the 48-voice combined choirs, this will be a choral feast of a concert.

Bernstein: Warm-Up
Eric Whitacre: Alleluia
Eric Whitacre: Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
J S Bach arr. E London: Bach Again
Eric Whitacre: Higher, Faster, Stronger (BBC commission: world Premiere)
Imogen Heap arr. Eric Whitacre: The Listening Chair (world premiere)
Hogan: Three Spirituals
Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst
Eric Whitacre: Sleep

Imogen Heap (vocals)
Hila Plitmann (soprano)
ensemblebash (percussion)
Christopher Glynn (piano)
BBC Singers
Eric Whitacre Singers
Eric Whitacre (conductor).

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Prom 62

    • Image for Leonard Bernstein
      00:00

      Leonard Bernstein Warm-up - a round for chorus [written as a 'Warm-up' to Bernstein's Mass]

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

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      00:01

      Eric Whitacre Alleluia for chorus

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: Andrew RUPP - Baritone Performer: Grace DAVIDSON - Soprano Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

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      00:10

      Eric Whitacre Leonardo dreams of his flying machine for chorus

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

    • Image for Edwin London
      00:18

      Edwin London Bach (Again) for chorus

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

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      00:24

      Eric WHITACRE (1970) Higher, Faster, Stronger for 3 choirs

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: Grace DAVIDSON - Soprano Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Ensemble Bash Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

    • Image for Imogen Heap
      00:29

      Imogen Heap The Listening Chair for chorus, arr. Eric Whitacre

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: Hila PLITMANN - Soprano Performer: Imogen HEAP - Singer Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Ensemble Bash Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

    • Image for Moses Hogan
      00:34

      Moses Hogan The Battle of Jericho, spiritual chorus

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

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      00:36

      Moses Hogan I Want Jesus to Walk with Me - spiritual for chorus

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: Hila PLITMANN - Soprano Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

    • Image for Moses Hogan
      00:40

      Moses Hogan Elijah rock - spiritual, arr. for chorus

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: Hila PLITMANN - Soprano Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

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      00:43

      Eric Whitacre Cloudburst for chorus, piano and percussion

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: Edward PRICE - Baritone Performer: Kirsty Hopkins - Soprano Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Ensemble Bash Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

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      00:52

      Eric Whitacre Sleep for chorus

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

    • Image for John Corigliano
      00:57

      John Corigliano Forever Young for soprano and chorus From Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan

      Conductor: Eric WHITACRE (1970) Performer: Hila PLITMANN - Soprano Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Eric Whitacre Singers

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