Julia Armstrong, a lawyer and professional mezzo-soprano living in Austin, Texas. She wanted to commission a choral work from me that would be premiered by the Austin ProChorus Kinley Lange, cond. The circumstances around the commission were certainly memorable. I was deeply moved by her spirit and her request, and agreed to take on the commission. I took my time with the piece, crafting it note by note until I felt that it was exactly the way I wanted it.
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Arashijora Light, warm and heavy as pure gold, and the angels sing softly to the newborn babe. The composer writes in the printed score: This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat The composer conducting, in I plan to be very free with the rules for that one! A performance takes about four minutes. He wanted to set it, but in Latin, and so I set to work rendering the poem into the kinds of sounds Eric likes to set.
Just wait until our next Latin collaboration—Eric wants something in Latin in the style of Walt Whitman and e. I would like to say that I have received emails from Latin scholars criticizing my choice of word or case. Home Poetry Poetry Catalogue Commissioning.
Its image of angels singing to the newborn babe evoke that silent night in the stable. Compositions by Eric Wwhitacre Contemporary classical compositions Choral compositions compositions Compositions in C-sharp minor Christmas music Concert band pieces.
Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Views Read Edit View history. This work is one of the few Whitacre pieces performed in church settings, especially at Christmas time along with the haunting and perfect When David Heard.
My goal was to render the original poem into Latin as singable and as sonically beautifully as I could. Inhe wrote an arrangement for wind ensemble. TOP Related Posts.
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