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Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre is a conductor, broadcaster and public speaker. The first piece he ever performed - Mozart's Requiem - changed his life. Inspired to compose, his first piece Go, Lovely Rose, was completed at the age of 21. He went on to the Juilliard School (New York), earning his Master of Music degree studying with Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning... See full bio »

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Music Department
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 2016/III Trigger (Short) (stock music)
 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (composer: additional music)
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 (conductor; vocal arrangements)
 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (composer: additional music)
 2000 Alligator Alley (stock music)
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 2014 The Great American Songs (Short)
 2013 Enjoy the Silence (Video short)
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 2011 The Choir: Military Wives (TV Mini-Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... (music: "The Seal Lullaby" - uncredited)
 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (writer: "Mermaids")
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 2017 Songs of Praise (TV Series)
- Celebration of Space (2017) ... Himself
 2016 What Would Beethoven Do? (Documentary)
 2015 BBC Proms (TV Series)
Himself - Conductor
 2014 Proms Extra (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (2014) ... Himself
 2014 Commonwealth Games (TV Series)
Himself - Performer
- Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony (2014) ... Himself - Performer
 2013 The Queen's Coronation Festival Gala (TV Special)
Himself - Conductor
 2010 Breakfast (TV Series)
- Episode dated 23 September 2010 (2010) ... Himself

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There's a certain kind of thing that I write, clusterly pieces that breathe harmonically, and for those there is nothing like the pure British sound, with that perfect diction. In contrast, other works require a real, lusty sound. Italianate, almost like Monteverdi, which seems to work best with American singers. To be totally fair to both sides, Americans seem to be better at massive stylistic ... See more »

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