Eric Whitacre Extravaganza — Live Concert Recording

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Hear the world premiere of Eric Whitacre’s Nox Aurumque on this uniqute live recording of the complete “Eric Whitacre Extravaganza” concert. Choral superstar Eric Whitacre conducts the VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers, joined by The St. Olaf Choir and the 160-voice Minnesota Honors Choir, in a performance featuring many of his greatest hits. This performance was recorded live in concert at Orchestra Hall on Sunday, March 22, 2009.

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Nox Aurumque
Cloudburst

All works by Eric Whitacre, unless otherwise noted.

1 Ehre sei Gott (Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy)

The St. Olaf Choir (Anton Armstrong, conductor)

2 Loch Lomond (arr. Jonathan Quick)

The St. Olaf Choir (Anton Armstrong, conductor)

3

Eric Whitacre’s Comments

4 A Boy and A Girl

The St. Olaf Choir

5

Eric’s Comments

6 Water Night

The St. Olaf Choir

7

Eric’s Comments

8 The Seal Lullaby

The St. Olaf Choir

9

Eric’s Comments

10 When David Heard

VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers

11 With a Lily in Your Hand

VocalEssence Ensemble Singers

12

Eric’s Comments

13 Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine

VocalEssence Ensemble Singers

14

Eric’s Comments

15 Nox Aurumque (World Premiere)

VocalEssence Ensemble Singers & The St. Olaf Choir

~ Intermission ~

16

Philip Brunelle’s Comments

17 Oh, Dear What Can the Matter Be? (arr. Norman Luboff)

Minnesota High School Honors Choir (Philip Brunelle, conductor)

18 For the Sake of the Children (Jeffrey Ames)

Minnesota High School Honors Choir (Anton Armstrong, conductor; Charles Gray, viola)

19 Gloria from The World Beloved (Carol Barnett)

Minnesota High School Honors Choir (Sigrid Johnson, conductor)

20

Eric’s Comments

21 Lux Aurumque

Minnesota High School Honors Choir

22

Eric’s Comments

23 Animal Crackers Vol. 1

Minnesota High School Honors Choir

The Panther
The Cow
The Firefly
24

Eric’s Comments

25 Animal Crackers Vol. 2 (Midwest Premiere)

Minnesota High School Honors Choir

The Canary
The Eel
The Kangaroo
26

Eric’s Comments

27 Five Hebrew Love Songs

Minnesota High School Honors Choir (Charles Gray, violin)

A Picture
Light Bride
Mostly
What snow!
Tenderness
28

Eric’s Comments

29 Cloudburst

VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers, The St. Olaf Choir, and the Minnesota High School Honors Choir

30

Eric’s Comments

31 Sleep

VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers, The St. Olaf Choir, and the Minnesota High School Honors Choir