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Hope, Faith, Life, Love: Choral Music by Eric Whitacre / Junges Vokalensemble Hannover

> 3 Songs of Faith - 3 Songs of Faith: No. 2. Hope, Faith, Life, Love
> 5 Hebrew Love Songs (version for mixed chorus) - No. 1. Temuna
> 5 Hebrew Love Songs (version for mixed chorus) - No. 2. Kala Kalla
> 5 Hebrew Love Songs (version for mixed chorus) - No. 3. Larov
> 5 Hebrew Love Songs (version for mixed chorus) - No. 4. Eyze Sheleg
> 5 Hebrew Love Songs (version for mixed chorus) - No. 5. Rakut
> Sleep - Sleep
> 3 Flower Songs - 3 Flower Songs: No. 2. With a Lily in Your Hand
> Cloudburst - Cloudburst
> Alleluia - Alleluia
> The Seal Lullaby - The Seal Lullaby
> Lux Aurumque - Lux Aurumque
> Nox Aurumque - Nox Aurumque
> She Weeps Over Rahoon - She Weeps Over Rahoon
> Oculi Omnium - Oculi Omnium
> Water Night - Water Night
> This Marriage - This Marriage
> Her Sacred Spirit Soars - Her Sacred Spirit Soars

Album Summary

>Whitacre, Eric : Hope, Faith, Life, Love, for chorus
>Whitacre, Eric : Hebrew Love Songs (5), for chorus & string quartet
>Whitacre, Eric : Sleep
>Whitacre, Eric : With a lily in your hand, for chorus (Three Flower Songs)
>Whitacre, Eric : Cloudburst
>Whitacre, Eric : Alleluia, for chorus
>Whitacre, Eric : The Seal Lullaby, for chorus & piano
>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
>Whitacre, Eric : Nox Aurumque, for chorus
>Whitacre, Eric : She Weeps Over Rahoon, for chorus, English horn & piano
>Whitacre, Eric : Oculi Omnium, for chorus
>Whitacre, Eric : Water Night (version for chorus)
>Whitacre, Eric : This Marriage
>Whitacre, Eric : Her sacred spirit soars
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Eric Whitacre has a sure instinct when it comes to writing music beyond any kind of avant-gardism in the 21st century: he is representative of a generation of composers who consider tonality and music's accessibility a crucial feature of their works. The Junges Vokalensemble Hannover translates this instinct into sound with an exceptional level of artistic mastery.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
This ensemble does an excellent job. There are 50-plus amateur singers, most of whom have had at least some vocal training. Most are young adults, though a few of them (from the booklet photos) may well be pushing middle age. They offer very pleasant choral sound and admirable technical acumen, so most of these pieces come off very well indeed. I imagine the composer cares much more that good choirs everywhere are reveling joyfully in his. He apparently worked personally with this group in preparing these performances, and he had some very good things to say about them. So don't hesitate; this one's not likely to disappoint you. Recording and booklet are excellent.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-).



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Works Details

>Whitacre, Eric : Hope, Faith, Life, Love, for chorus
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Ensemble: Junges Vokalensemble Hannover
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Whitacre, Eric : Hebrew Love Songs (5), for chorus & string quartet
  • Performers: Hartwig Meynecke (Violin); Michael Immer (Tambourine); Katharina Sahlfeld; Alexander Schories (Piano)
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996-2001

>Whitacre, Eric : Sleep
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Whitacre, Eric : With a lily in your hand, for chorus (Three Flower Songs)
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1991

>Whitacre, Eric : Cloudburst
  • Performers: Alexander Schories (Piano); Ulrike Pestel-Schiller (Percussion); Theresa Etzold (Percussion); Ulrich Timmlau; Simon Etzold (Percussion); Michael Immer (Percussion); Mareile Brakemeier; Dirk Lewandowski (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Whitacre, Eric : Alleluia, for chorus
  • Performers: Jurgen Kampe; Annika Vollering
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Whitacre, Eric : The Seal Lullaby, for chorus & piano
  • Performer: Alexander Schories (Piano)
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
  • Performer: Julia Wieneke
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2000

>Whitacre, Eric : Nox Aurumque, for chorus
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Whitacre, Eric : She Weeps Over Rahoon, for chorus, English horn & piano
  • Performer: Alexander Schories (Piano)
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Whitacre, Eric : Oculi Omnium, for chorus
  • Performer: Ana-Josefina Nickele
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Whitacre, Eric : Water Night (version for chorus)
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Whitacre, Eric : This Marriage
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Whitacre, Eric : Her sacred spirit soars
  • Conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold
  • Notes: Pauluskirche Hannover (2012-01-13_2012-01-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002