Il coro virtuale di Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre (2 gennaio 1970): Lux Aurumque (2000) e Sleep (2006) per coro, su testi di Charles Anthony Silvestri. Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir.

Lux Aurumque

calida gravisque
pura velut aurum
et canunt angeli
molliter modo natum.


The evening hangs beneath the moon,
A silver thread on darkened dune.
With closing eyes and resting head
I know that sleep is coming soon.

Upon my pillow, safe in bed,
A thousand pictures fill my head.
I cannot sleep, my mind’s a-flight;
And yet my limbs seem made of lead.

If there are noises in the night,
A frightening shadow, flickering light,
Then I surrender unto sleep,
Where clouds of dream give second sight,

What dreams may come, both dark and deep,
Of flying wings and soaring leap
As I surrender unto sleep,
As I surrender unto sleep.