Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst & Other Choral Works - Polyphony & Stephen Layton

Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst & Other Choral Works

Polyphony & Stephen Layton

  • Genre: Classical
  • Release Date: 2006-02-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 15

  • ℗ 2006 Hyperion Records Limited

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
Three Songs of Praise: III. I Polyphony & Stephen Layton 6:05 USD 1.29
2
Three Flower Songs: I. I Hide Polyphony & Stephen Layton 2:51 USD 1.29
3
Sleep Polyphony & Stephen Layton 5:33 USD 1.29
4
Three Songs of Praise: I. I Wi Polyphony & Stephen Layton 2:45 USD 1.29
5
Three Flower Songs: III. Go, L Polyphony & Stephen Layton 4:07 USD 1.29
6
When David Heard Polyphony & Stephen Layton 12:57 USD Album Only
7
Three Songs of Praise: II. Hop Polyphony & Stephen Layton 3:50 USD 1.29
8
Cloudburst Polyphony & Stephen Layton 8:25 USD 1.29
9
Three Flower Songs: II. With a Polyphony & Stephen Layton 2:27 USD 1.29
10
This Marriage Polyphony & Stephen Layton 2:59 USD 1.29
11
Water Night Polyphony & Stephen Layton 5:03 USD 1.29
12
A Boy and a Girl Polyphony & Stephen Layton 4:25 USD 1.29
13
Her Sacred Spirit Soars Polyphony & Stephen Layton 5:08 USD 1.29
14
Lux aurumque Polyphony & Stephen Layton 4:08 USD 1.29

Reviews

  • The Best Whitacre Album, Bar None

    5
    By ThePitchMaster
    Light & Gold is a great album, but "Cloudburst" still has my favorite recordings of Whitacre's music (too bad Polyphony didn't record Leonardo). My favorite choral album ever. Not only are the singers incredible professionals with exceptional technique and musicianship, but Layton left it all out on the court in parts like "On the beach" in A Boy and A Girl, the climax of Sleep, and the incredible buildup of tone clusters early on in When David Heard (1:01-2:10). Absolutely sublime calculation was taken here to execute the harmonies that are more clear and striking than they are in the BYU albums. I think the Eric Whitacre Singers are likely equal caliber musicians as Polyphony, but the way these pieces were conducted is what puts this Whitacre album above all the rest.
  • Of course, purchase this

    5
    By SymphBass23
    This arrangement is amazing, it was used very often when I was in choir learning to perform some of Eric whitacre's compositions and has always been my expectation of what the flow of polyphony should sound like. Gorgeous collection and I love how each song is performed. Get this