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GRAMMY® Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre and Hal Leonard have announced they have expanded their relationship with a global print and distribution agreement effective July 1.

Whitacre, whose previous deal with Hal Leonard was limited to North America, is one of the most well-known and beloved composers today, with his pieces sung and performed around the world by both amateur and professional choir and instrumental ensembles. Winning a Grammy in 2012 for his 2010 debut album as both composer and conductor, Light & Gold, Whitacre has conducted performances with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and BBC Chorus. Additionally, his popular “Virtual Choir” series, a collection of 4 videos featuring clips of fans across the world singing Eric Whitacre arrangements, have amassed over 12 million views and inspired new and old fans alike.

Eric Whitacre songbooks and compositions, including songbooks for his hit albums Light & Gold and Water Night, and Whitacre’s latest hit choral arrangement, “i carry your heart,” are available from music retailers, or by visiting www.halleonard.com



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