Eric Whitacre: Lux aurumque

Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Eric Whitacre composed the anthem that will be sung at Choral Evensong this coming Sunday.

Lux Aurumque (literally, Light and Gold) is based on an English language poem by Edward Esch (Light, warm and heavy as pure gold, and the angels sing softly, to the new-born baby.) translated into Latin by Charles Anthony Silvestri (Lux, calida gravisque pura velut aurum, et canunt angeli moliter, modo natum).

Click for your choice of at least 69 different renditions of Luz Aurumque on YouTube.

Read about Eric Whitaker in Wikipedia. And in My Space where one can listen to audio clips.

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