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29 June 2008

Sunday 29 June 2008 18:30-20:00 (Radio 3)

Aled Jones talks to American composer Eric Whitacre, rapidly becoming the talk of the choral world thanks to the universal appeal of his work. There are also new releases from Stile Antico and Wells Cathedral, plus a look at how choirs are suddenly becoming the raw material for prime-time television entertainment.

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Extended interview with Eric Whitacre

Aled Jones's interview with Eric Whitacre. Dur: 10'55

Listen to the interview

Playlist

Eric Whitacre website and blog http://www.ericwhitacre.com
http://ericwhitacre.wordpress.com/

BBC One: Last Choir Standing (for which our guest Suzi Digby will be one of the judges) http://www.bbc.co.uk/lastchoirstanding/

The Opal Choir project (for which our guest Chris McElroy was Choral Director for one of the winning choirs - All Saints Catholic College Choir)
http://www.opal-foundation.com/article/project/



WHITACRE, Eric: 3 Flower songs for chorus
no.2; With a lily in your hand
Polyphony conducted by Stephen Layton
HYPERION CDA 67543, track 9
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BEETHOVEN arr. Mervin Warren: Joyful Joyful
Cedar Mount High School Choir conducted by David Lawrence
Private tapes
Extract Only

BYRD, William: Ne irascaris, Domine - double motet for 5 voices [1589]
Stile Antico
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 807463, track 4
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WHITACRE, Eric: Sleep for chorus
Polyphony conducted by Stephen Layton
HYPERION CDA6754 3, track 3

WHITACRE, Eric: Go, lovely Rose
Polyphony conducted by Stephen Layton
HYPERION CDA6754 3, track 5

WHITACRE, Eric: Water night
Brigham Young University Singers conducted by Ronald Staheli
ARSIS CD147, track 1

WHITACRE, Eric: 3 Flower songs for chorus
no.2; With a lily in your hand
Polyphony conducted by Stephen Layton
HYPERION CDA6754 3, track 9

WHITACRE, Eric: Godzilla Eats Las Vegas
Rutgers Wind Ensemble conducted by William Berz
MARK 2525MCD, track 4
Extract Only

WHITACRE, Eric: Equus
Rutgers Wind Ensemble conducted by William Berz
Extract Only

WHITACRE, Eric: Sleep my Child
Hila Plitmann - soprano with Eric Whitacre - synthesisers
Private tapes

LEIGHTON: O God, enfold me in the sun
Wells Cathedral Choir and Wells Cathedral School Chapel Choir conducted by Matthew Owens, with David Bednall, organ
HYPERION CDA6764 1, track 7

ELLINGTON, Duke: It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing)
Enchante conducted by Graham Coatman
Private tapes

BESIG: Flying Free
All Saints Catholic College Choir conducted by Christopher McElroy
Private tapes

BEETHOVEN arr. Mervin Warren: Joyful Joyful
Cedar Mount High School Choir conducted by David Lawrence - Conductor
Private tapes

VICTORIA, Tomas Luis de: Trahe me post te - motet for 6 voices [1583b]
Westminster Cathedral Choir conducted by James O'Donnell - Conductor
HYPERION CDA6673 8, track 1

TAMBLYN: Hamba, Kahle
Quire directed by William Tamblyn
QUIRE000 2, track 5

BYRD, William: Ne irascaris, Domine - double motet for 5 voices [1589]
Stile Antico
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU80746 3, track 4




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