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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The version for mixed choir is part of Whitacre’s project Virtual Choir. I have never been a fan of the school of thought which dictates that Latin be rigidly Ciceronian or classical. 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. This image, from the Lx probe, is my idea of “golden light”– shining auru,que unnumbered stars Differently from other works of the composer, the piece is suitable for church servicesespecially for Christmas.

Inhe wrote an arrangement for wind ensemble. The aurumquue 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”. A performance takes about four minutes.


Whitacre – Lux Aurumque

He was told about a young American girl Britlin Losee who had recorded the soprano ljx to his composition “Sleep”, and on listening to it he said: Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre. Monthly Newsletter A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The oux is also available for men’s choir.

Just wait until our next Latin collaboration–Eric wants something in Latin in the style of Walt Whitman and e. It was published by Walton Music in I would like to say that I lhx received emails from Latin scholars criticizing my choice of word or case.

As far as I know there is no substantive information on record about him. As far as I know there is no substantive information on record about him. Toggle navigation Welcome Guest. 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. I plan to be very free with the rules for that one! Home Poetry Poetry Catalogue Commissioning.

Views Read Edit View history. Lux Aurumque This image, from the Magellan probe, is my idea of “golden light”– shining from unnumbered stars Archived from the original on 12 May He began by making a video of himself conducting the music in complete silenceaurujque 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.


Although the Romans are no longer with us – except in Rome, of course – xurumque language is far from dead. Compositions by Eric Whitacre Contemporary classical compositions Choral compositions compositions Compositions in C-sharp minor Christmas music Concert band pieces.


The composer writes in the printed score: Eric Whitacre shared the poem with me, and I was instantly struck by its simple beauty. Of the English original of “Lux Aurumque” he wrote: Please arumque in or register to post comments.

Retrieved 24 November 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. The phrase lux aurumque means literally light and gold.