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This poem is a translation into Latin of a lovely and simple text by poet Edward Esch. Eric Whitacre shared the poem with me, and I was instantly struck by its. 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. Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position.

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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. I have never been a fan of the school of thought which dictates that Latin be rigidly Ciceronian or classical.

Retrieved from ” https: As far as I know there is no substantive information on record about him. The piece aurkmque also available for men’s choir.

Lux Aurumque – Music Catalog – Eric Whitacre

The composer writes in the printed score: Archived from the original on 4 March He was literally deluged. I stand by my choices, however, none of which are aurunque to the rules of Latin grammar or usage.

There has been some confusion regarding the elusive poet Edward Esch. A whitafre takes about four minutes. As far as I know there is no substantive information on record about him. Alexander Baron – London, England, for above 2. He said astonishingly that both times – for “Sleep” and “Lux Aurumque” – this ehitacre in perfectly balanced choruses, and he didn’t reject a single submission. 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.

I was instantly struck by its simple beauty. The phrase lux aurumque means literally light and gold.

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LUX AURUMQUE – Charles Anthony SILVESTRI

He began by 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. Views Read Edit View history. Some have said that Esch died long ago, while others claim they saw him aurummque and congratulated at a choral concert given by maestro Weston Noble and the Luther Wuitacre choir.

Retrieved 24 November Retrieved 7 February Inhe wrote an arrangement for wind ensemble. 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 Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre The composer conducting, in The version for mixed choir is part of Whitacre’s project Virtual Choir.

Of the English original of “Lux Aurumque” he wrote: It was published by Walton Music in Archived from the original on 12 May Eric Whitacre shared the poem with me, and I was instantly struck by its simple beauty. 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. 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: Compositions by Eric Whitacre Contemporary classical compositions Choral compositions compositions Compositions in C-sharp minor Christmas music Concert band pieces.

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. Differently from other works of the composer, the piece is suitable for church servicesespecially for Christmas. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates.

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The author of the poem appears to be something of an enigma. 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”.

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Whitacre – Lux Aurumque

I plan to be very free with the rules for that one! This image, from the Magellan probe, is my idea of “golden light”– shining from unnumbered stars Some have said that Esch died long ago, while others claim they saw aurumqye introduced and congratulated at a choral concert given whjtacre maestro Weston Noble and the Luther College choir. Although all the voices are singing in harmony, this short video took six months to complete. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.

This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat My goal was to render the original poem into Latin aueumque singable and as sonically beautifully as I could.

Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is a 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 “.

Light, warm and heavy as pure gold, and the angels sing softly to the newborn babe.