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Decca is delighted to announce that VOCES8, one of Britain's most dazzling vocal ensembles, has joined its roster of artists. The thrilling young singers of VOCES8 combine terrific energy and charisma with immaculate vocal blend, breaking down barriers between music as diverse as Tallis, Bruckner and Emeli Sandé.

Critics have showered VOCES8 with praise, celebrating their “radiant” and “luminous” sound, “imaginative theatricality” and spotlighting their “impressive stage presence”. VOCES8 make their Decca debut with the release of Eventide in early 2014, an exquisite album exploring the magical time between day and night, including original compositions and freshly arranged pieces spanning five centuries and all rooted in reflection and repose. Eventide's rich sonic blend is frequently combined with haunting solo instrumentals from saxophone, cello, and harp and is sure to appeal to the discerning listener who enjoys music with gorgeous sound and spiritual meaning.

Christian Forshaw (saxophone), Sam Dressel (tenor), Barnaby Smith (counter-tenor), Paul Smith (baritone), Dingle Yandell (bass), Chris Wardle (counter-tenor), Oliver Vincent (tenor), Emily Dickens (soprano), Andrea Haines (soprano)
Voces8

Composers

Biebl, Franz (1906-2001)
Britten, Benjamin (1913-76)
Bruckner, Anton (1824-96)
Gjeilo, Ola (b.1978)
Hawes, Patrick (b.1958)
Jenkins, Karl (b.1944)
Lauridsen, Morten Johannes (b.1943)
Mealor, Paul (b.1975)
Rusby, Kate (b.1973)
Sandé, Adele Emily (b.1987)
Tallis, Thomas (1505-85)
Whitacre, Eric (b.1970)
Williams, John Towner (b.1932)

Works

trad.: Steal away
anon.: Te Lucis Terminum - Pentecostal Tone
Biebl: Ave Maria
Britten: Corpus Christi Carol
Bruckner: Os justi meditabitur sapientiam
Gjeilo: Second Eve
Hawes, P: Quanta Qualia
Hawes, P: Reflexionem
Jenkins, K: The Armed Man: Benedictus
Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
Mealor: Locus Iste
Rusby: Underneath The Stars
Sandé, E: Where I Sleep
Tallis: Te lucis ante terminum
Whitacre: The Seal Lullaby
Williams, John: Hymn to the Fallen (from Saving Private Ryan)
Publication date: 2014-01-13
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Eric Whitacre follows the Grammy-winning success of his debut Decca album, Light and Gold (2743209), with Water Night, a brand new album that features no less than seven World Premiere Recordings. Light and Gold was awarded 'Best Choral Performance' in February 2012 at the 54th Grammy Awards for Whitacre's first recording as both composer and conductor. This second disc for Decca juxtaposes music written as a young composer alongside brand new repertoire, both choral and orchestral, displaying the different influences and styles of Whitacre.

The Eric Whitacre Singers positively shimmer on these world premiere recordings of “Alleluia” and “Oculi Omnium”, two of the brand new works alongside one of the greats of his oeuvre, “Her Sacred Spirit Soars”. “Equus” is played by the full forces of the London Symphony Orchestra.

By way of contrast, “The River Cam” is a beautiful, pastoral piece that demonstrates Nevada-born Whitacre's absorption of the works of Elgar and Vaughan Williams during his time in the UK as a visiting Fellow at Cambridge University. It was written at the invitation of the distinguished cellist, Julian Lloyd Webber, to mark his 60th birthday in 2011, who also gives the performance here.

An unexpected gem of the album is a setting of Goodnight Moon, the multi-million selling American children's book by Margaret Wise Brown (Harper Collins). Written for soprano and strings, this tender piece is performed by Hila Plitmann, a Grammy-winning artist with great commitment to contemporary music.

The title track, “Water Night”, is one of Eric Whitacre's most performed works, heard on this album performed by the strings of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Hila Plitman (soprano)
The Eric Whitacre Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, Eric Whitacre

Composers

Whitacre, Eric (b.1970)

Works

Whitacre: Alleluia
Whitacre: Equus
Whitacre: Goodnight Moon
Whitacre: Her sacred spirit soars
Whitacre: Oculi Omnium
Whitacre: Sleep My Child
Whitacre: The River Cam
Whitacre: Water Night
Whitacre: When David Heard
Publication date: 2012-04-16
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Eric Whitacre (b. 1970), accomplished composer, conductor and lecturer, is one of the most popular and performed composers of his generation. His published works - of which “Sleep,” “Cloudburst,” “Lux Aurumque” and “Water Night” are among the most popular in the modern repertoire - have sold over a million copies worldwide. Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, Eric's cutting-edge musical, has won the ASCAP Harold Arlen award, the prestigious Richard Rodgers Award and 10 Ovation Award nominations. In the US he is greeted with “rock star adulation” (New York Times) and his Virtual Choir projects have given him a worldwide following on YouTube, marking a new digital age for classical music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7o7BrlbaDs). In 2010 he signed to Decca, and is published by Chester Music.

Light and Gold is a mixture of works from the Whitacre catalogue alongside three World Premiere recordings of new pieces, all of them freshly recorded for the occasion. It's the perfect gateway through which new listeners can experience the allure of Whitacre's music for the first time, while giving existing fans pristine new recordings of some of his most successful pieces, tailored by the composer himself. 'This album is the first time that I've ever conducted on record my interpretations of my own pieces,' Whitacre explains. 'The new pieces haven't been recorded before. Previous recordings of the older works have always been nice, but they've never been exactly what I was hoping they would be. That's the most interesting part for me; it's finally a chance to say it the way I'd like to say it.' The pieces on the disc are performed by the British chamber choir, Laudibus, alongside Whitacre's newly-created vocal group, the Eric Whitacre Singers.

Awards
Gramophone Magazine December 2010 Disc of the Month
Grammy Awards 54th Awards (2011) Best Choral Performance

Grace Davidson (soprano), Stephen Kennedy (baritone), Hila Plitmann (spoken Hebrew) & Christopher Glynn (piano)
The Eric Whitacre Singers, Laudibus, The King's Singers & Pavão Quartet, Eric Whitacre

Composers

Whitacre, Eric (b.1970)

Works

Whitacre: A Boy and a Girl
Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs
Whitacre: Leonardo dreams of his flying machine
Whitacre: Lux aurumque
Whitacre: Nox Aurumque
Whitacre: Sleep
Whitacre: The Seal Lullaby
Whitacre: The Stolen Child
Whitacre: Three Songs of Faith
Whitacre: Water Night
Publication date: 2010-10-18

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