Lux Aurumque (Wind Symphony)

ericwhitacre on April 28, 2011 11:06

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    Commissioned by: The Texas All State band
    Dedicated to: Maestro Gary Green

    49 Comments

    41 timed comments and 8 regular comments

    • Flora Emily Bradshaw
    • Dee Mariette Lewis
      Dee Mariette Lewis at 3.03 on February 05, 2013 05:56

      This is lovely, can't wait to sing

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    • lipilee
      lipilee at 1.58 on February 04, 2013 21:25

      i see what you did there!

    • Jacqueline Marie Allen
      Jacqueline Marie Allen at 0.00 on February 04, 2013 21:06

      I fell in love with this piece when I played it in 2005. Thank you for coming out and personally adjusting this piece for the symphony!

    • Samuel Johnson 26
      Samuel Johnson 26 at 1.57 on February 04, 2013 20:45

      Played this two years ago with the districts band. Closest a piece has ever gotten to making me cry while playing it.

    • YFaaa
      YFaaa at 3.51 on December 02, 2012 20:25

      played this beautiful piece last year... Breath-taking!

    • JoshuaPacey
      JoshuaPacey at 2.29 on August 26, 2012 15:57

      most effective use of a major 7th i think in history

    • Vanessa Rose Sanchez
    • BPMMusic2
      BPMMusic2 on January 28, 2012 22:37

      Heard this last night conducted by Mr. Green with the Georgia All College band. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

    • Dan Cumberland
      Dan Cumberland at 2.05 on October 13, 2011 21:54

      I'm reminded here of the climax on Bliss from Paradise Lost. So lovely

    • Dan Cumberland
    • liamwalsh
      liamwalsh on October 03, 2011 21:10

      One of my favourite pieces to sing/listen to. It takes me away to a place I can't describe, but whilst I'm there, I forget where I came from. Eric you are truly inspiring to me, as a performer and a composer. I hope to one day perfect my craft as you have, and if I achieve a fraction of what you have, then I'll be truly happy. Thank you.

    • bruderjr
      bruderjr on September 26, 2011 19:55

      I am amazed and moved by your creations. I have downloaded many of tour vocal works, but are there also instrumental recordings of works such as this fine example (Lux Aurumque)? Many thanks for leading the way.

    • katerib
      katerib on September 16, 2011 04:42

      This makes me almost cry every time i hear it :) it is very powerful.

    • ericwhitacre
      ericwhitacre on September 15, 2011 14:44

      @AlexWinkler: THANK YOU, Alex - that's a huge compliment.

    • AlexWinkler
      AlexWinkler on September 15, 2011 04:13

      This piece for chorale is exemplary use of the ensemble's timbre, and it translates very well in this arrangement. This piece is required listening for my music comp. class among Poulenc, Ligeti, Penderecki, Webern, and other notable composers of the century. Thank you for bringing consonance back to classical music.

    • Joseph Spence
      Joseph Spence at 2.07 on June 27, 2011 20:51

      The Bliss tie-in here works wonderfully well, it's amazing how much it adds to the overall feel of Lux. And way of bringing it back.

    • land
      land at 2.00 on May 13, 2011 15:22

      I'm soaring. Thank you so much for this.

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