Friday, June 1, 2012

Alleluia

Although it may be disguised under a different title, this is essentially a choral arrangement of Eric Whitacre's stunningly capturing piece for Wind Symphony called October. October is probably one of my favorite pieces I have ever played in band, still to this day.

I actually heard this arrangement as the background music to one of Eric Whitacre's radio interviews, and I immediately thought to myself, "Wait, isn't that October? For choir? No, this can't be happening! It'll ruin the piece that was meant for winds!" But it took me no more than the following ten seconds to take the thought back. It's a great arrangement, just as beautiful as the original, just in a different way.