Eric Whitacre’s 1,752 Voice Virtual Choir Perform "Sleep"

Last month Eric Whitacre released another virtual choir video—1,752 voices from 58 countries—performing his composition “Sleep.” Like the virtual choir that did “Lux Aurumque,” this touched me deeply. I expect even more amazing things to come from Eric in the future.

Here are the lyrics, written by Charles Anthony Silvestri:

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 mind’s 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

I hope this choir moves you like it did me. I listen to it over and over again. It is like a glimpse of heaven and I can’t get enough of it.

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