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One of my favorite contemporary composers...
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I love the harmony in Whitacre's pieces and his virtual choirs on YouTube are breathtaking
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I never let anything past 1650 get on my motet station. For Whitacre I will make an excepton an exception. Hope the algorithm doesn't try to foist some corny contemporary Chanticleer piece on me now.
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britt_k11
Eric Whitacre is by far the best composer I've ever heard. His work is absolutely breath-takin g .
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I had the opportunity to meet him at a Q and A and also work with him at Ball State University for a concert he conducted himself. Great guy and incredible musician.
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life . However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary. Put this on at least 5 different songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 the name of your lover will appear in big letters. This is so scary because this actually works
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I was knocked out when I saw the TED of his Virtual Choir. I've bought everything I can and I hope to see him and his choir perform. I have one word: Exquisite.
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nicknamegirl
Such a talented man. I can not ever get enough of his music!
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sellison104
What a gift.
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@shermandjo I completely agree!!!
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team_penner
We are lucky to have Mr. Eric Whitacre in our time. He has created a new path for music that is fresh and exciting, an abstract visual experience that is connected to your soul through musical sound. Close your eyes and you can see.
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thocking04
I just discovered him through his TED talks on the Virtual Choir. My life is richer for being exposed to his music.
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You have inspired me in a way that nobody understands. When u came to ewg jr high I was one of the girls to talk to you it was amazing!
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@ Betty Lou Land - You must have been hearing When David Heard. The first time I heard that was at a live performance at the CCPA with their chamber choir conducted by Eric Whitacre himself. I was flabbergaste d by how profoundly he captured the full scope of the emotional journey of losing a child, and yet with such a short textural passage. I wept without control and believed for a moment that indeed it had been my son who was lost. Life changing.
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He has one of the truly unique voices in contemporary music. Unlike so many others, when I hear him I know who it is. Can we say that about most new composers?>
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shermandjo
What amazes me is that Mr. Whitacre says he is not a Christian. Fair enough but I cannot believe his music is anything but Spirit breathed. I am thankful for Eric Whitacre and John Rutter for sharing their wonderful gifts.
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He takes such a different approach to choral music. Making daring acts that are unexpected in vocal arrangements is what he is not only known for but it is what makes him an amazing artist. When an artist can change something that no other has thought of, you know it is their true God given gift. Praise to Whitacre!
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I've been in love with Eric's music ever since we sang sleep in my high school madrigal group and when the virginia all state mixed choir did cloudburst. his arrangements are breath-takin g .
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Eric Whitacre leaves you speechless ever time, giving you passage and home in the great void beyond. Thank you, Eric!
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Losing a child must feel just like this! Moving! Full of grief, anger, doubt, and sometimes a glimmer of hope.
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My current high school choir director told me to look into Eric's music, and it is the best thing I have ever heard. Any words I would use to try and describe it would be in understateme n t . I love his music so much. Every time I listen to the music it is like I'm hearing it for the first time all over again.
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I first heard Eric's music about 9 years ago in high school. We were performing Thomas Tallis's O Sacrum Convivium for chamber choir; our director played Sleep and told us to try to sound like that. I was impressed, and I borrowed my director's CD to burn it because I thought it sounded cool. And somehow, over the course of nearly a decade, it has just continued to grow on me to become so beautiful that it's almost painful to listen to. Cathartic comes to mind.
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I think Eric is one of the all time great choral composers in all of music history. His work is such a gift to this planet.
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When David Heard is a good one around Easter. All I could catch was they're singing my Son. -kwt
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juleekay7
The great gift of Eric Whitacre is that every time I listen to a choral work he composed, I feel I am hearing it for the first time.
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josh.gca
I found out about Eric Whitacre because I had to play his piece Lux Aurumque in my school band. I was immediatly drawn to the beauty of his music. It is so soothing and quite simply amazing to listen to. I really envy all of you that got to work with him!
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Am listening to Maurice Durufle's Requiem right now. There is so much good music in this world that I've not been exposed to. Hearing Eric's work reminds me there is hope for the future of good, modern choral music. His music - the harmonies especially - give me similar tinglings down my spine that I associate with my music appreciation experiences twenty years ago....i.e. Copland's Appalachian Spring....An d that's a compliment.. . . t h a n k you Eric!
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When Eric first wrote Vol. I of Animal Crackers in 2007, my school district in Las Vegas, which was where Eric grew up and graduated high school from (and attended UNLV), debuted the pieces before the first recording of them. It was INCREDIBLE to be under his direction of a never-before - h e a r piece and his classics such as Sleep, Cloudburst and A Boy and a Girl. We even met his wife who he met at Julliard. They were just the nicest people. The man is definitely one of the greatest.
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Great work Eric, you've definitely been a fantastic contribution to the realm of modern choral music.
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Wow I am so jealous that WestC0astM3t a l got to work with Eric Whitacre! He is amazing! one of my most favorite composers
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When Eric held the Hope and Harmony festival at Oregon State, he came to my school to help us with his pieces. It was an unforgettabl e and inspiring experience I will never forget for as long as I live.
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I first heard of Eric a year and a half ago when my chamber choir did a boy and a girl, it was the reason i applied and was accepted into the group. We also did, in my year his song with a lily in your hand, which was a phenomenal (and very tough) experience. I am not from a musical background whatsoever but Eric whitacre definitely brought that out of me! great music!
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Absolutely phenomenal , I love all of his music! Most of it gives me chills, and it's great music to sleep to also! Btw I am 16 and I respect this kind of music. I am also in a Madrigal/Voc a l Jazz group, and we did A Boy and a Girl last year and it was so much fun! =)
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The first song i heard by him was Water Night. My jaw dropped, i had goose bumps and i had chills going up and down my spin. The next time he's putting up another virural choir, i'm so tring out, becuase it'd be a huge honor to me, to be apart of it.
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imani1225, That's one of my goals, too - to be as good of a composer as him and also of the other incredible ones, like Mozart and Beethoven. Eric Whitacre's definitely my favorite composer, and it would be a dream come true to meet him one day.
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lissettelurk e r
I just discovered him and I am enthralled.. . c a n ' t get enough
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Litteraly every day I listen to Eric Whitacre. My choir even had an Eric Whitacre concert because everyone loves him! My goal in life is to someday be as good of a composer as him and maybe even work with him...someda y .
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Eric i love you lol
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piano_keys92
Eric Whitacre is absolutely amazing!

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