Who Sang Sleep? Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre Light and Gold cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-10-19
length: 5:34
recording engineer: Andrew Mellor
conductor: Eric Whitacre
choir vocals: Laudibus and Eric Whitacre Singers
Lyrics
The evening hangs beneath the moon
A silver thread on darkened dune
With closing eyes and resting head
I know that sleep is coming soon

Upon my pillow, safe in bed
A thousand pictures fill my head
I cannot sleep my minds a flight
And yet my limbs seem made of lead

If there are noises in the night
A frighting shadow, flickering light
Then I surrender unto sleep

Where clouds of dreams give second sight

What dreams may come both dark and deep

Of flying wings and soaring leap

As I surrender unto sleep
As I surrender unto sleep

Tracklist
  • 1 Lux Aurumque (Light and Gold)
  • 2 Five Hebrew Love Songs: Temuna (A Picture)
  • 3 Five Hebrew Love Songs: Kala Kalla (Light Bride)
  • 4 Five Hebrew Love Songs: Larov (Mostly)
  • 5 Five Hebrew Love Songs: Eyze Sheleg! (What Snow!)
  • 6 Five Hebrew Love Songs: Rakut (Tenderness)
  • 7 The Seal Lullaby
  • 8 A Boy and a Girl
  • 9 Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
  • 10 Three Songs of Faith: i will wade out
  • 11 Three Songs of Faith: hope, faith, life, love
  • 12 Three Songs of Faith: i thank You God for most this amazing day
  • 13 The Stolen Child
  • 14 Water Night
  • 15 Nox Aurumque (Night and Gold)
  • 16 Sleep

  • Release information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin