As a Christian, I am entering a reflective few days before entering the joy of Easter. Given the mood of these days, I lean toward reflective music for my listening. I wish to share one such selection with you. No matter what your religious preference, Ihope you enjoy this virtual performance of Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Aurumque”.
The lyrics translate as ” Light, warm and heavy, pure as gold, and the angels sing softly to the newborn baby.” While it is a Christmas song, for me the reflective nature and the “newlife” of spring, brings it an appropriateness to the current season.
Lux Aurumque appears on the Grammy-Nominated recording Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst and other Choral Works (Polyphony, Stephen Layton, cond. Hyperion Records ©2006) and on Eric Whitacre: The Complete Acapella Works (BYU Singers, Ronald Staheli,cond. Arsis Records ©2002)