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Enjoy The Silence [10'' Vinyl] Single, EP


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1. Enjoy The Silence - Eric Whitacre, Eric Whitacre Singers
2. This Marriage - Eric Whitacre, Eric Whitacre Singers

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Echt Eric Whitacre 15 Nov. 2013
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
The ever-popular composer Eric Whitacre wrote this as an eulogy for the just deceased John Tavener: ‘The great John Tavener has died today. A tremendous loss for the musical world. His music was filled with innocence and mystery, a rare and wonderful thing in our modern, cynical times. My own writing was deeply influenced by the spacious, deeply authentic sound worlds that he created; I will forever be in his debt.’

This new release could not be better timed. It is in many ways a dream come true to have his works recorded on vinyl. For this vinyl EP he has recorded his arrangement of ‘Enjoy The Silence’ by Depeche Mode, a band he has long been a fan of, and a setting of a Rumi text - This Marriage - written for his wife, soprano Hila Plitmann as a gift on their seventh wedding anniversary. Whitacre has stated that this vinyl release for him is the anthem of his youth – a suggestion of what it was like to be a teenager.

The two pieces are moody and eloquent with no particularly new harmonics or orchestrations from the composer/conductor. That is to say there are no surprises here: in addition to Whitacre's litany of choral and wind ensemble compositions, he is also known for his "Virtual Choir" projects, bringing individual voices from around the globe together into an online choir. The music stands alone and is Whitacre’s deeply loved blending of contemporary harmonics within a profound sense of the Romantic era. Those who follow his music closely will be completely satisfied – if indeed they still have a gramophone around on which to play it! Grady Harp, November 13
Easily the worst pressing I have ever purchased. 20 Feb. 2015
By Ryan Oldham - Published on Amazon.com
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The music is not in question here. I had heard these works many times prior, prompting me to buy the 10" record. I can only assume that there was a big problem at the pressing plant. My first copy arrived warped - and not slightly. I tried to play it, but the balance was terrible and I feared for my cartridge.

Amazon graciously took the fault and sent me a new copy. The second copy was exactly the same. It was slightly less warped, but not much. And the sound is awful. You can hear the first and second sopranos clearly, occasionally an alto clearly. Everything else is mush or impossible to hear. All that work from the basses and tenors is essentially lost in this pressing.

I'd expect more from Decca!
Great! 7 Dec. 2013
By Alex Martinez - Published on Amazon.com
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These two tracks are beautiful! I was definitely pleased with the quality of the packaging and the audio. I only wish it had come with the sheet music.
Five Stars 23 Sept. 2014
By Corey Robert - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautiful.
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