Lux Aurumque (Light of Gold)

     American composer Eric Whitacre composed the contemporary choral tone poem Lux Aurumque on commission from the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. 

    The work is a setting of a Latin Nativity poem by Edward Esch:    

                 calida gravisque pura velut aurum
                        (warm and heavy as pure gold)
                 et canunt angeli molliter
                       (and the angels sing softly)
                 modo natum.
                        ( to the newborn baby.)
Last year, composer Whitacre sent out a worldwide call for singers to send a video  of themselves singing a part of Lux Aurumque.  He chose 185 singers from 12 countries, the combined them into a virtal choir.  Turn up the speakers and bask in the result.
Now, remember that Jesus is calling to himself a redeemed people from “every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Rev. 5:9) who at his second advent will sing as one great choir to His glory.  In that place there will be no need for a light “for the Lord God will be their light.”  (Rev.22:5)  
Lux Aurumque, indeed!

One response

  1. This song is brilliant, and the digital rendition is superb! We sang this in choir during my senior year of college, and it was one of my favorites.

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