Stream Nox Aurumque by ericwhitacre from desktop or your mobile device. Lyrics to ‘Nox Aurumque’ by Eric Whitacre: Gold, Tarnished and dark, Singing of night, Singing of death, Singing itself to sleep. And an angel dreams of. Lyrics for Nox Aurumque (Night and Gold) by Eric Whitacre. Aurum, (Gold) Infuscatum noctis, (Tarnished and dark) Canens noctis, (Singing of.

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Gold, Singing of wings, Singing of shadows. Let us soar again, High above this wall; Angels reborn and rejoicing with wings made Of dawn, Of gold, Of dream.

Whitacre came to his poet this time with not just an English text to render in Latin, but with an aesthetic and emotional concept — complete with musical phrases already written — and asked Silvestri to write an nnox Latin poem to embody them.

The Four Quarters of Jerusalem. Differently from other works of the composer, the piece is suitable for church servicesespecially for Christmas.

The choral version became known through Whitacre’s project Virtual Choir in Archived from the original on 4 March Inhe auruqmue an arrangement for wind ensemble.

A second section begins with the same word “aurum” goldwith the change from “tarnished and dark” for the dream to “tarnished and weary” for after the war; Whitacre sets the prayers for the golden weapons to melt into wings again with characteristically fluid harmonies and textures ruled by the upper sopranos as had been many moments in Lux aurumque.


Third and most challengingthe text had to flow effectively in Latin. Melt from weapon to wing! And an angel dreams aurumqie sunrise, And war.

The cello plays it here the descending octatonic line at the end of Eldest of All: Choral Music by Eric Whitacre.

Eric Whitacre – Nox Aurumque Lyrics

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Retrieved 21 May The cello plays it here the descending octatonic line at the end of Eldest of All:. And an angel dreams of sunrise, And war.

Tears of the ages. Aurum, Canens alarum, Canens umbrarum.

Silvestri took on the challenge with all good graces, though in his own words he begs forgiveness for the number of times he deviates from solid Ciceronian grammar into quasi-medieval usage in order to follow the dictates of Whitacre ‘s most-favored vowels and already-composed melodies and syllabic counts. First, Eric had already composed much of the musical material; several distinct melodic motifs were already formed and essential to the structure of the piece.

Here is a summation of our process together, recalled by the poet himself: It has a distinctly different sound than earlier works, and I wanted my text to be darker, and as different.


Compositions by Eric Whitare Contemporary classical compositions Choral compositions compositions Compositions in C-sharp minor Christmas music Concert band pieces. Retrieved 22 May Gold, Tarnished and dark, Singing of night, Singing of death, Singing itself to sleep. Introspection Whitcare Night Partying. Lux Aurumque by Wyitacre Whitacre The composer conducting, in Sexy Trippy All Moods.

Gold, Tarnished aurunque weary, Awaken! I had to settle at times for some Latin that strayed from what Cicero might have written, but which stayed certainly within the somewhat looser realm of Medieval usage. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Gestu graves nimium, Graves nimium volatu. The inspiration for the work was a short poem in English, auurmque and Gold”, by Edward Esch bornwhich begins with the word “Light” and ends “angels sing softly to the new-born babe”.

Nox Aurumque – Music Catalog – Eric Whitacre

Volemus iterum, Alte supra murum; Angeli renascentes et exultantes as alas Aurararum, Aurorum, Somniorum. Jazz Latin New Age. Retrieved 24 November Charles Anthony Silvestri, b. In writing it, I wanted mox echo some of the musical material in Lux Aurumquewhile at the same time filling it with themes from Paradise Lost.