Eric Whitacre Releases Video of "Nox Aurumque"
So for those of you who don't know who he is, Eric Whitacre is a phenomenol composer who has taken the classical music world by storm. He is primarily a composer of choral music although he has a few highly regarded wind ensemble pieces as well as a musical "Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings"
Two nights ago he posted the video of a performance of one of his newest songs "Nox Aurumque" needless to say it is amazing It is performed by the St. Olaf Choir and the members of VocalEssence. The title of the piece translates-which is in Latin-translates to Night and Gold. Whitacre wrote it as the companion piece to his song "Lux Aurumque" which means Light and Gold.
For the poem He asked his friend Charles Anthony Silverstri with whom he has collaborated numerous times before to write him a poem in Latin for the song. The poem is filled with gorgeous and evocative imagery.
To see the english translation of the poem, Eric Whitacre's blog post, and the video visit soaringleap.com
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