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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It had to be singable, wwhitacre employ the kind of vowels and consonants Eric likes to set. I humbly ask these critics to consider the nodus triplex with which I was presented, and see this poem for what it is—lyrics to a choral work, not a sequel to the Aeneid.

Et angelum somnit aurorarum et bellorum, Saeculorum aurorum fundit lacrimas, Lacrimas rerum bellorum. Aurum, Canens alarum, Canens umbrarum.

Compositions by Eric Whitacre Contemporary classical compositions Choral compositions compositions Compositions in C-sharp minor Christmas music Concert band pieces. He communicated impressionistic images of an angel, the emotions of that angel, and other evocative images, darker than usual for him. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.

Nox Aurumque, Eric Whitacre Choral – Hal Leonard Online

Inhe wrote an arrangement for wind ensemble. The Text Aurum, Infuscatum et obscurum, Canens noctis, Canens mortis, Acquiescens canendo… Et angelum somnit aurorarum et bellorum, Saeculorum aurorum fundit lacrimas, Lacrimas rerum bellorum.

The piece is also available for men’s choir. After you start the playback, make sure you hit the HQ button for highest quality. Differently from other works of the composer, the piece is suitable for church servicesespecially for Christmas.

Eric Whitacre – Nox Aurumque Lyrics

That music that was already germinating in Whitacre ‘s mind immediately distinguishes itself from its companion Lux aurumque. Archived from the original on 12 May Hope, Faith, Life, Love: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Retrieved 21 May The cello plays it here the descending octatonic line at the end of Eldest of All:.


It was published by Walton Music in Gold, Tarnished and weary, Awaken! Choral Music by Eric Whitacre. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. You are too heavy to carry, Too heavy for flight. He asked his poet friend Anthony Silvestri, however, first to translate the English poetic text into sounds of Latin and wrote music for that Latin version and its “purer” vowels.

Volemus iterum, Alte supra murum; Angeli renascentes et exultantes as alas Aurararum, Aurorum, Somniorum. A performance takes about four minutes. Melt from weapon to wing!

You are too heavy to carry, Too heavy for flight. 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. And the Latin had to be correct—it had to conform to the rules of Latin grammar—to satisfy my need as a scholar.

Retrieved 7 February Retrieved from ” https: Any text I composed had to fit within the parameters of that structure. 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.

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.

Nox Aurumque – Blog – Eric Whitacre

And an angel dreams of sunrise, And war. Some years later, he decided to write a companion piece and apparently went even further into sonic determinism.


The task of the lyricist is to provide for the composer a text which, on the one hand, gives the composer the material he or she needs to complete the piece, according to unique specifications; while on the other hand, could stand alone as a poem in its own right. This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat No doubt there will be quibblers who will question the choices I have made. Aurum, Infuscatum et torpidum Suscita! Second, Eric had strong ideas about the meaning of the text.

Let us soar again, High above this wall; Angels reborn and rejoicing with wings made Of dawn, Of gold, Of dream. Gold, Singing of wings, Singing of shadows. Aurum, Infuscatum et obscurum, Canens noctis, Canens mortis, Acquiescens canendo…. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

And an angel dreams of sunrise, And war. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Charles Anthony Silvestri, b. In this case, instead of the life-giving Christ child, the angel of the poem should dream of war and sing of death. Here is a summation of our process together, recalled by the poet himself: Streams Videos All Posts. Dilabere ex armis in alam! Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre The composer conducting, in