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Eric Whitacre

Publisher: Chester Music

Sainte-Chapelle (2013)
Commissioned in celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Tallis Scholars, 2013. First performed 7 March 2013 at St Paul’s Cathedral, London by The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips.
Text Writer
Charles Anthony Silvestri
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
2013
Duration
8 Minutes
Orchestration
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  • Ensemble
    Music Sales Singers
    Conductor
    David Hill
    Choral Sampler 2013:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 19 JUL 2014
    65th Intervarsity Choral Festival
    St John's Cathedral, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Queensland University Musical Society
  • 13 JUL 2014
    RheinVokal Music Festival
    Rhein Mosel Halle, Koblenz, Germany
    Eric Whitacre Singers
    Eric Whitacre, conductor
  • 15 MAY 2014
    Newbury Spring Festival
    Douai Abbey, Reading
    Eric Whitacre Singers
    Eric Whitacre, conductor
  • 08 MAR 2014
    St Mary C of E Church, Harrow
    The Tallis Scholars
    Peter Philips, conductor

    Other Dates:
    16 March - Die überwasserkirche, Munster
    16 March - Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam
    20 June - Uzes, France
  • 10 JUL 2013
    The Tallis Scholars - 40th Anniversary
    Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, UK
    The Tallis Scholars
  • 19 MAY 2013
    Bury St Edmunds Festival 2013
    St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, UK
    The Tallis Scholars
  • 14 MAR 2013
    The Tallis Scholars - 40th Anniversary
    Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis, USA
    The Tallis Scholars

    Other Dates:
    15 March - Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music, St Philip's Episcopal Church, Jackson, USA
    17 March - Highland Park Presbytarian Church, Dallas, USA
    18 March - St Paul's Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, USA
    19 March - Falls Church Episcopal Church, Falls Church, VA, USA
    20 March - St James' Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA, USA
    22 March - Bradbury Building, Mount St Mary's College, Los Angeles, USA
    23 March - First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 07 MAR 2013
    Sainte-Chapelle World Premiere
    St Paul's Cathedral, London
    The Tallis Scholars
    Peter Phillips, conductor

Reviews
Eric Whitacre, today's hottest property in choral writing, was in the audience to hear the premiere of his own new work inspired by that wondrous 13th-century Parisian jewel box, Sainte-Chapelle. Angels in the stained glass sing the Sanctus, first in long, sinuous quasi plainchant and then gradually dividing into more and more parts, creating tone clusters that dazzle like shafts of sunlight through the windows. From modest beginnings the music unfurls to become ever more complex, rich and rewarding. Another hit from the charismatic Mr Whitacre.
Stephen Pritchard, The Observer,3/10/2013
Whitacre’s Sainte-Chapelle, meanwhile, which was influenced by the composer’s visit to the Parisian building of the title, is altogether more solemn and reflective, building up into an intense climax.
Jeremy Pound, Classical-music.com,3/8/2013
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