Whitacre’s text to Lux Aurumque comes from a poem by Edward Esch, which was translated into Latin by Charles Anthony Silvestri. Eric’s groundbreaking Virtual. Buy Lux Aurumque (SATB) by Eric Whitacre at Choral Sheet Music. Upon reading Edward Eschs poem Light and Gold, composer E. Commissioned by the Texas Music Educators Association for their All-State Band, Lux Aurumque is an extraordinarily lush and poignant adaptation of one.

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Lux Aurumque This image, from the Magellan probe, is my idea of “golden light”– shining from unnumbered stars Inhe wrote an arrangement for ,ux ensemble. The composer writes in the printed score: The version for mixed choir is part of Whitacre’s project Virtual Choir.

He began aurumqeu making a video of himself conducting the music in complete silencethen added one of himself playing the piano accompaniment, then he posted instructions to his ad hoc choir, and invited people to sing their own parts. A performance takes about four minutes.

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The author of the poem appears to be something of an enigma. This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat Light, warm and heavy as pure gold, and the angels sing softly to the newborn babe. This led to his producing a Virtual Choir recording of “Sleep”, and inspired him to bigger and greater things.


As far as Ayrumque know there is no auruumque information on record about him. Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre.

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Its image luz angels singing to the newborn babe evoke that silent night in the stable. I stand by my choices, however, none of which are contrary to the rules of Latin grammar or usage.

Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre The composer conducting, in He wanted to set it, but in Latin, and so I set to work rendering the poem into the kinds of sounds Eric likes to set. Archived from the original on 12 May He was told about a young American girl Britlin Losee who had recorded the soprano line to his composition “Sleep”, and on listening to it he said: Differently from other works of the composer, the piece is suitable for church servicesespecially for Christmas.

It was published by Walton Music in Retrieved 7 February Of the English original of “Lux Aurumque” he wrote: Lud Read Edit View history.

Lux Aurumque – Music Catalog – Eric Whitacre

Translated “light and gold” This poem is a translation into Latin of a lovely and simple text by poet Edward Esch. Toggle navigation Welcome Guest.

It is set for SATB ; all parts are divided in two for most of the time, a solo soprano is employed in measures 5 to 7, and the soprano is divided in three parts beginning in measure Some have said that Esch died long ago, while others claim they saw him introduced and congratulated at a choral concert given by maestro Weston Noble and the Luther College choir.


Archived from the original on 4 March The phrase lux aurumque means literally light and gold. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates.

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By using this site, you agree to the Auruque of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved 21 May Some have said that Esch died long ago, while others claim they saw him introduced and congratulated at a choral concert given by maestro Weston Noble and the Luther College choir.

The inspiration for the work was a short poem in English, “Light and Gold”, by Edward Esch born lxu, which begins with the word “Light” and ends “angels sing softly to the new-born babe”.

I plan to be very free with the rules for that one! I was instantly struck by its simple beauty. Retrieved 22 May