Just received this promotional email from Eric Whitacre about a new album of his choral music. Longtime readers of this blog will remember earlier discussions of Whitacre's music as well as the time he personally responded to us:
Here is more about Lux.
Here is a collection of student thoughts about Whitacre's "Lux"
Here is the message from the composer.
It is with great excitement that I write to you.
I want to let you know about a new CD of my choral music. It contains fourteen of my works for a cappella chorus, beautifully performed by the English choir Polyphony. They are guided by world-renowned conductor Stephen Layton, and he brings to my music an extraordinary sense of depth, musicality, and freshness. I feel as if I am hearing several of the pieces again for the first time.
The CD will be released on February 14th but is available now for pre-order at Amazon.com. I believe that we have a very good chance of having a respectable debut on the Billboard Classical chart - so please, tell your friends, family, classmates, neighbors, etc. I can't think of a better way to wake the classical world to the wonders of a cappella choral music than to make a splashy debut on the charts.
As always, my deepest and most sincere thanks for your continued support.