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Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir December 8, 2013

Posted by heidi skarie in Music.
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Water Night

Water Night

I received this link today to Eric Whitacre on Ted Talk.  I loved the  presentation. It was such a gift to hear about Whitacre and his music.  This is well worth your time to listen to. Whitacre decided to do a virtual choir and posted it on the internet and thousands of singers responded from all over the world.  There is part of the song on this Ted Talk.   Lux Aurumque means Light of God and the voices from all over the world singing together are the sound of God.

Here is the link to the talk.

http://tinyurl.com/vurtualchoirahh

The first song preformed is called Lux Aurumque’ which is a Latin word meaning Light Gold or Light of God. It’s a Christmas piece based on a Latin poem.  In English here are the words.

Light and Gold

Light, light
Light, light
Light, light
Warm
Warm
And heavy
And heavy
And heavy
Pure
Pure
Pure like gold
They sing and sing and sing
To the newborn babe.

Here is a youtube of the whole song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7o7BrlbaDs

Fly to Paradise is the fourth virtual choir piece Whitacre did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8oDnUga0JU

Here are the words to the song.

And all she ever thinks about is being in any other place than this,

‘Cause she remembers having wings

But she’s forgotten what it’s like to feel a paradise of bliss.

And all I want to do is fly, just fly,

Just fly.

And all she ever thinks about is memories of soaring through the sky,

‘Cause she remembers having wings

But she’s forgotten what it feels like to fly.

And all I want to do is fly, just fly,

And all I want to do is fly,

Just fly!

Eric Whitacre has two albums out Water Night and Light of Gold.  I know they’ll be on my Christmas list.  Enjoy the holidays and the true meaning behind them.

Light and Gold

Light and Gold

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