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Having heard of Eric Whitacre only recently I bought this and other albums and have been blown away by his work. The A Capella pieces are wonderful but the title piece Cloudburst simply took my breath away, it is a revelation in the use of voice and very simple acoustic additions. I am still in a sort of trance induced by this album and would heartily recommend it to anyone, and especially those who are new to choral works.
I heard a track from this CD on the radio and am so pleased I bought this CD. It is good quality and I enjoy listening to it as I relax reading or working on my laptop. The rich vocals are lovely and I strongly recommend this CD
I first heard Eric Whitacre on the BBC Proms, I liked his music, so this is the second cd I have his. There are really great. The choral singing is relaxing. Will get some different ones soon. He is a real star.
Fantastic!! And what a group of singers to come from Ipplepan, Devon! They are especially sensitive and expressive in the field of dynamics and create and achieve such a calming and beautiful mood with perfect blending and tuning in resolving of the often complex harmonies of Whiiacre's fine compositions.As a past vocal perfoformer with Musica Reservata of London I cannot recommend this and other performances by Stephen Layton's "Polyphony" enough! Jantina noorman.