Buy Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre at Concert Band Sheet Music . Based on one of Whitacres most popular choral works, Lux Aurumque, her. Please click on “MORE DETAILS” to view an image (PDF) of the Solo Cornet part. The fabulous Wind Band music of Eric Whitacre now. The band version of Lux Aurumque and the new choral version (Lux Nova) can be performed together seamlessly. Choir just sings a 1/2 step up. AM – 3 Oct .

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The composer conducting, in Eric Whitacre is one of the most-performed composers of his generation. This note deserves a little further explanation. Archived from the original on 4 March The choral version is informative for understanding how akrumque band version came to be. This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat Divertimento by Vincent Persichetti. Retrieved from ” https: Notify me of new posts by email.

Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Inhe wrote an arrangement for wind ensemble. 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 zurumque word “Light” and ends “angels sing softly to the new-born babe”. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Lux Aurumque received its premiere at the conference of the Texas Music Educators Association, and is dedicated with deep admiration for my dear friend Gary Green.


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 Retrieved 21 May Retrieved 22 May Here they are for Lux Aurumque:. First, Gary Green is the director of bands at the University of Miami, and aurumqur of the top conductors of bands in the world.

His recording of this is on YouTube, and it shows his full expressive power:. Light, warm and heavy as pure gold and the angels sing softly to bans new-born baby. Lux Aurumque began its life as an a cappella choral work that I wrote in the fall of His choral works and band works have rapidly become accepted in the repertoire due to their strong appeal to audiences and players alike. Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window.

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The choral version became known through Whitacre’s project Virtual Choir in Your email address will not be published. It helped make Whitacre and soprano Melody Myers, see about 1: Retrieved 7 February From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Archived from the original on 12 May Whitacre even writes his own program notes. Eric Whitacre on Facebook.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Lux Banx by Eric Whitacre The composer conducting, in Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 24 November Took my breath away.

Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre – Wind Band Literature

The composer writes in the printed score: In addition to composing, Whitacre tours the world as a conductor of his own works. His recording of this is on YouTube, and it shows his full expressive power: I had the pleasure of working with him as a trumpeter in the New Bnd Intercollegiate Band, so I can testify to his greatness.

The piece is also available for men’s choir.

Whitacre is quite web-savvy: