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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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 “.

Inhe wrote an arrangement for wind ensemble. The choral version became known aurumqur Whitacre’s project Virtual Choir in The piece is also available for men’s choir.


A performance takes about four minutes. 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”.

It was published by Walton Music in The version for mixed choir is part of Whitacre’s project Virtual Choir. It arumque 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 The composer writes in the printed score: Differently from other works of the composer, the piece is suitable for church servicesespecially for Christmas.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre The composer conducting, in Retrieved 24 November Retrieved aurumqud May Archived from the original on 12 May Archived from the original on 4 March Retrieved 22 May auruqmue Retrieved 7 February Retrieved from ” https: Compositions by Eric Whitacre Contemporary classical compositions Choral compositions compositions Compositions in C-sharp minor Christmas music Concert band pieces.


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