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Lux Aurumque

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SATB

Duration

4 minutes

Year of Composition

2000

Licensing

GIA Publications

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GIA Publications

Note from Composer

After deciding upon the poem by Edward Esch (I was immediately struck by its genuine, elegant simplicity), I had it translated into the Latin by the celebrated American poet Charles Anthony Silvestri. A simple approach was essential to the success of the work, and I waited patiently for the tight harmonies to shimmer and glow.

Lux Aurumque was commissioned by the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, and is dedicated with love to my great friend Dr. Jo Michael Scheibe.

The Text

Lux,
Calida gravisque pura velut aurum
Et canunt angeli molliter
modo natum.

Light,
warm and heavy as pure gold
and angels sing softly
to the new-born babe.

Edward Esch, b.1970
(Translated to Latin by Charles Anthony Silvestri)

TTBB

Duration

4 minutes

Year of Composition

2001

Licensing

GIA Publications

Purchase

GIA Publications

Note from Composer

After deciding upon the poem by Edward Esch (I was immediately struck by its genuine, elegant simplicity), I had it translated into the Latin by the celebrated American poet Charles Anthony Silvestri. A simple approach was essential to the success of the work, and I waited patiently for the tight harmonies to shimmer and glow.

The TTBB arrangement of Lux Aurumque was commissioned by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. It is dedicated to its conductor, Dr. Bruce Mayhall.

The Text

Lux,
Calida gravisque pura velut aurum
Et canunt angeli molliter
modo natum.

Light,
warm and heavy as pure gold
and angels sing softly
to the new-born babe.

Edward Esch, b.1970
(Translated to Latin by Charles Anthony Silvestri)

Concert Band

Duration

6 minutes

Year of Composition

2005

Difficulty

Level 4

Licensing

GIA Publications

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Hal Leonard

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Note from Composer

After deciding upon the poem by Edward Esch (I was immediately struck by its genuine, elegant simplicity), I had it translated into the Latin by the celebrated American poet Charles Anthony Silvestri. A simple approach was essential to the success of the work, and I waited patiently for the tight harmonies to shimmer and glow.

The Wind Symphony transcription was commissioned by the Texas All State band. It is dedicated to Maestro Gary Green.

Instrumentation

Flutes 1-4
Oboes 1 & 2
Bassoons 1 & 2
Contrabassoon
Clarinets in B 1, 2 & 3
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophones 1 & 2
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpets in B 1-2
Horns in F 1-4
Trombones 1 & 2
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba

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Orchestra

Duration

5 minutes

Year of Composition

2015

Licensing

GIA Publications

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Hal Leonard

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Note from Composer

After deciding upon the poem by Edward Esch (I was immediately struck by its genuine, elegant simplicity), I had it translated into the Latin by the celebrated American poet Charles Anthony Silvestri. A simple approach was essential to the success of the work, and I waited patiently for the tight harmonies to shimmer and glow.

Instrumentation

Flutes 1 & 2
Oboes
Clarinets in B 1 & 2
Bassoons 1 & 2
Horns in F 1-4
Trumpets in B1, 2 & 3 (additional parts in C available)
Tenor trombones 1 & 2
Bass trombone
Tuba
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Violincello
Contrabass

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String Orchestra

Duration

5 minutes

Year of Composition

2004

Licensing

GIA Publications

Note from Composer

After deciding upon the poem by Edward Esch (I was immediately struck by its genuine, elegant simplicity), I had it translated into the Latin by the celebrated American poet Charles Anthony Silvestri. A simple approach was essential to the success of the work, and I waited patiently for the tight harmonies to shimmer and glow.

The String Orchestra transcription was commissioned by the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.

This arrangement is not yet in print.

Instrumentation

Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Violincello
Contrabass