Who Sang Cloudburst? Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre The Music of Eric Whitacre cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1997-7-21
length: 8:26
conductor: Ronald Staheli
choir vocals: Brigham Young University Singers
Lyrics
La lluvia
ojos de agua de sombra,
ojos de agua de pozo,
ojos de agua de sueño.
Soles azules, verdes remolinos
picos de luz que abren astros
como granadas.
Dime, tierra quemada, no hay agua?
Hay sólo sangre sólo hay polvo,
sólo pisadasde pies desnudos sobre la espina?

La lluvia despierta
Hay que dormir con los ojos abiertos,
Hay que sonar con las manos
Soñemos sueños activos de rio
Buscando su cause, sueños de sol soñando sus mundos
hay que soñar en voz alta,
hay que cantar
hasta que el canto eche
raíces, tronco, ramas,
hay que desenterrar la palabra perdida
recordar que dicen sangre, la marea,
la tierra y el cuerpo,
volver al punto de partida.

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The rain ...
Eyes of shadow-water
eyes of well-water
eyes of dream-water.
Blue suns, green whirlwinds,
pecks of light that open
pomegranate stars.
But tell me, burnt earth,
is there no water?
Only blood, only dust,
only naked footsteps on the thorns?

The rain awakens ...
We must sleep with open eyes,
We must dream with our hands
we must dream dreams of active rivers
Searching for their cause
Dreams of the sun dreaming of its worlds
we must dream aloud,
we must sing till the song
casts roots,
trunks, branches, birds, stars,
we must unearth the lost word,
and remember
what the blood, the tides,
the earth, and the body say,
and return to the point of departure

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Ghost Train Triptych: I. Ghost Train
  • 2 Ghost Train Triptych: II. At The Station
  • 3 Ghost Train Triptych: III. Motive Revolution
  • 4 Gawd$Illa Eats Las Vegas!
  • 5 Five Hebrew Love Songs: Temuná (A Picture)
  • 6 Five Hebrew Love Songs: Kalá Kallá (Light Bride)
  • 7 Five Hebrew Love Songs: Lárov (Mostly)
  • 8 Five Hebrew Love Songs: Éyze Shéleg! (What Snow!)
  • 9 Five Hebrew Love Songs: Rakút (Tenderness)
  • 10 Little Tree
  • 11 Water Night
  • 12 Cloudburst

  • Release information
    label: Mark Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 710396252524
    script: Latin