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Her sacred spirit soars

composer
2002
author of text

 
Whitacre finds the poetry of Silvestri, a Vegas-born Los Angeles history teacher, ‘rich and full of possibility’. Her sacred spirit soars reads as a pastiche Elizabethan madrigal text, a hymn to Cecilia and Fair Oriana that Whitacre sets for double choir with characteristic fluency.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2006

Whitacre trouve la poésie de Silvestri, un professeur d’histoire né à Vegas et établi à Los Angeles, «riche et pleine de possibilités». Her sacred spirit soars est un pastiche d’un texte madrigalesque élisabéthain, une hymne à Cecilia et à la belle Oriana que Whitacre met en musique pour double chœur avec une aisance caractéristique.

extrait des notes rédigées par Meurig Bowen © 2006
Français: Hyperion Records Ltd

Whitacre empfindet die Dichtung von Silvestri, einem in Las Vegas geborenen, aber in Los Angeles arbeitenden Geschichtslehrer, als „reich und voller Möglichkeiten“. Her sacred spirit soars hört sich an wie ein Pasticcio aus einem elisabethanischen Madrigaltext, einer Hymne an Cecilia und einer jener Fair Oriana-Vertonungen [englische Renaissance-Madrigale zu Ehren Elisabeths I.]. Whitacre bedient sich hier eines Doppelchores und komponiert mit der für ihn üblichen Geschmeidigkeit.

aus dem Begleittext von Meurig Bowen © 2006
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

Recordings

Whitacre: Cloudburst & other choral works
CDA30028Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Whitacre: Cloudburst & other choral works
CDA67543

Details

Track 13 on CDA30028 [5'08] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 13 on CDA67543 [5'08]

Track-specific metadata for CDA30028 track 13

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-54313
Duration
5'08
Recording date
5 January 2005
Recording venue
Temple Church, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Whitacre: Cloudburst & other choral works (CDA30028)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: October 2010
    Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
  2. Whitacre: Cloudburst & other choral works (CDA67543)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: February 2006
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