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 is a Christmas piece based on a Latin poem of the same name, which translates as “Light, warm and heavy as pure gold, and the angels sing softly to the new born babe “.

Inhe wrote an arrangement for wind ensemble. The choral version became known through Whitacre’s project Virtual Choir in The piece is also available for men’s choir.


A performance takes about four minutes. The inspiration for the work was a short poem in English, “Light and Gold”, by Edward Esch bornwhich begins with the word “Light” and ends “angels sing softly to the new-born babe”.

It was published by Walton Music in The version for wric choir is part of Whitacre’s project Virtual Choir. It is set for SATB ; all parts are divided in two for most of the time, a solo soprano is employed in measures 5 to 7, and the soprano is divided sric three parts beginning in measure The composer writes in the printed score: Differently from other works of the composer, the piece is suitable for church servicesespecially for Christmas.

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