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

Whitacre – Lux Aurumque

Retrieved 21 May Compositions by Eric Whitacre Contemporary classical compositions Choral compositions compositions Compositions in C-sharp minor Christmas music Concert band pieces.

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A performance takes about four minutes. 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 My goal was to render the original poem into Latin as singable and as sonically beautifully as I luux.

This led to his audumque a Virtual Choir recording of “Sleep”, and inspired him to bigger and greater things. Light, warm and heavy as pure gold, and the angels sing softly to the newborn babe.

As far as I know there is no substantive ulx on record about him. The choral version became known through Whitacre’s project Virtual Choir in This work is one of the few Whitacre pieces performed in church settings, especially at Christmas time along with the haunting and perfect When David Heard.

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Although all the voices are singing in harmony, this short video took six months to complete. Retrieved 7 February I would like to say that I have received emails from Latin scholars criticizing my choice of word or case.

Lux Aurumque This image, from the Magellan probe, is my idea of “golden light”– shining from unnumbered stars Retrieved 22 May Differently from other works of the composer, the piece is suitable for church servicesespecially for Christmas. Alexander Baron – London, England, for above 2.

Archived from the original on 12 May Just wait until our next Latin collaboration–Eric wants something in Latin in the style of Walt Whitman and e.

This image, from the Magellan probe, is my idea of “golden light”– shining from unnumbered stars The end result was a one-hundred and eighty-five voice rendition of “Lux Aurumque” with contributions of the complete range of male and female voices from around the world. He said astonishingly that both times – for “Sleep” and “Lux Aurumque” – this resulted in perfectly balanced choruses, and he didn’t reject a single submission.

I plan to be very free with the rules for that one!

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Its image of angels singing to the newborn babe evoke that silent night in the stable. Inhe wrote an arrangement for wind ensemble.

The composer writes in the printed score: The phrase lux aurumque means literally light and gold. He was literally deluged.

I have never been a fan of the school of thought which dictates that Latin be rigidly Ciceronian or classical. The composer conducting, in The piece is also available for men’s choir.


Retrieved from ” https: Of the English aurumwue of “Lux Aurumque” he wrote: Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. It is aurumquw Christmas piece based on a Latin poem of the same name, which translates as “Light, warm and heavy as pure gold, and the angels sing softly to the new born babe “.

The inspiration for the work was a short poem in English, “Light and Gold”, by Edward Esch bornwhich begins with the word “Light” and ends “angels sing softly to the new-born babe”. Although the Romans are no longer with us – except in Rome, of course – their language is far from dead. Please sign in or register to post comments. 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 This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat 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 The author of the poem appears to be something of an enigma.