He is currently on the board of directors of ascap. The dale warland singers, igor stravinsky, herbert howells. Dale warland the distinguished career of choral composer and conductor dale warland spans more than six decades and has made a profound contribution to the music of our time. Edward esch latin translation by charles anthony silvestri duration. Eric whitacre lux, ligh calida gravisque pura velut aurum warm and heavy aspure gold et canunt angeli molliter and the angels sing softly modo natum. This program of popular 19th and 20thcentury sacred music demonstrates the high choral standards warland reached with his now disbanded group. Lux aurumque began its life as an a cappella choral work that i wrote in the fall of 2000. Order from your preferred classical music cd store arkivmusic. O magnum mysterium excerpt composed by morten lauridsen performed by dale warland singers on lux aurumque. Lux aurumque, for chorus also for details allmusic. Grammynominated dale warland singers final concert, on may 30, 2004, concluded 31 years of concerts, tours, radio broadcasts and critically acclaimed recordings. Warland is one of only two choral conductors along with robert shaw conductor inducted into the american classical music hall of fame. Served as chorus master for north park universitys 2002 production of. Upon reading edward eschs poem light and gold, composer e.
The distinguished career of choral composer and conductor dale warland spans more than six decades and. The 40voice professional choir is based in minneapolisst. Dale warland cd lux aurumque gothic records g 4952. He grew up in portland, oregon, and attended whitman college and the university of southern california, where he studied advanced composition. Lux aurumque received its premiere at the 2005 conference of the texas music educators association, and is dedicated with deep admiration for my dear friend gary green. One of americas bestknown composers, dominick argento. Leonardo dreams of his flying machine and lux aurumque to. This recording debuted at number 11 on the classical billboard charts in december. The acclaimed dale warland singers sing a beautiful christmas program featuring imaginative arrangements of carols from around the world. Lux aurumque is a beautiful, appropriate swan song for this great ensemble. Lux aurumque was commissioned by the master chorale of tampa bay, and is dedicated with love to my great friend dr. Introit for a feast day a savior from on high shepherd. Introit for a feast day a savior from on high shepherd jesous.
They performed a wide variety of choral repertoire but specialized in 20thcentury music and commissioned american composers extensively. It is based on a 16th century english carol found in william ballets lute. In terms of sound, the dws was known for its purity of tone, intonation, legato sound and stylistic range. December 7, 2014 second sunday of advent year b 1r isaiah 40. Erics groundbreaking virtual choir, featuring 185 singers from 12 different countries, performed lux aurumque, and received over a million views on youtube in just 2 months. Lux aurumque warland, dale warland singers gothic records. Have any of you ever done a christmas around the world concert.
This program of popular 19th and 20thcentury sacred music amply demonstrates the high choral standards warland reached with his now disbanded group. The trademark warland sound is captured brilliantly by the grammy. Aug 22, 2011 lux aurumque received its premiere at the 2005 conference of the texas music educators association, and is dedicated with deep admiration for my dear friend gary green. He has been called the only american composer in history who can be called a mystic by musicologist nick strimple. The garden of the seraglio from three choral ballads herbert howells.
Leonardo dreams of his flying machine, water night, a boy and a girl, i thank you god for most this amazing day, lux aurumque, and other miscellaneous works by cary john franklin. Kilstofte writes, to music emphasizes stasis, timelessness, the infinite. The distinguished career of choral composer and conductor dale warland spans more than six decades and has made a profound contribution to the music of. Youtube videos sent by 185 singers from twelve countries were combined and coordinated to form a virtual choir performance of lux aurumque that has been viewed more than 3. Eric whitacre virtual lux aurumque on youtube details. Music of morten lauridsen, eric whitacre, sergei rachmaninoff, john rutter and others performed by the dale warland singers. Paul, were recognized as one of the worlds best a cappella choral. Symphony under yoel levi, and the dale warland singers.
Shop and buy lux aurumque light of gold sheet music. And for each cycle ive selected my musical materials. Paul, minnesota, founded in 1972 by dale warland and disbanded in 2004. Lux aurumque warland, dale warland singers by grechaninov, alexander, howells, herbert on cd. For this project, whitacre invited singers to submit videos of themselves performing individual vocal parts of his choral piece lux aurumque. Otche nash our father nicolai golovanov otchenash, izhe yesi na nebeseh, da sviatitsia imia tvoye. Lux aurumque light and gold, sometimes light of gold is a composition in one movement by eric whitacre. Lux aurumque by eric whitacre wind band literature.
Performed in numerous opera roles, both professionally and as a student. Works by john muehleisen and jake runestad also celebrate the human connection to nature through the words of carl sandburg, john muir, and wendell berry. Program notes the past three decades have been a fruitful period for american choral music. No choral group has done more than dale warland singers did to champion twentiethcentury choral music. Morten lauridsen born february 27, 1943 in colfax, washington is an american composer with danish roots. First, gary green is the director of bands at the university of miami, and one of the top conductors of bands in the world. Shining night offers a glimpse into the life and music of one of americas greatest contemporary composers, national medal of arts recipient morten lauridsen, who has written much of his remarkable music in his rustic cabin on waldron island and his home on san juan island. Jun 25, 2014 have any of you ever done a christmas around the world concert. Le nozze di figaro, as well as singing the title role. There are many fine pieces and faultless performances, but for me the masterpiece is steven heitzegs setting of e. Dale warland singers is recognized as one of the worlds foremost a cappella choral ensembles. Eric whitacres works for winds the first of these, ghost train triptych, was written while whitacre was still an undergraduate and is the piece that he considers to have launched his compositional.
Dale warland and the dale warland singers february 2004 harry christophers and the sixteen april 2005. Lux aurumque and a brandnew commission from gabriel kahane. Whitacres text to lux aurumque comes from a poem by edward esch, which was translated into latin by charles anthony silvestri. Whitacre is presently the composerinresidence at cambridge university in england. He uses pure, ethereal harmonies throughout lux aurumque to illuminate a vision of the newborn christ. Performed at the smith opera house, 82 seneca street, geneva. A choral celebration, the dale warland singers, november 3. When the texas music educators association and a consortium of bands commissioned me to adapt it for symphonic winds, i rewrote the climax and included. The grammynominated dale warland singers release their highly anticipated final recording, lux aurumque. Golovanov our father for over 30 years the dale warland singers was one of north americas leading choral ensembles, ending its work in 2004. O magnum mysterium excerpt composed by morten lauridsen performed by dale warland singers on lux aurumque film festivals awards dc independent film festival best documentary eugene film festival best documentary intl subject friday harbor film festival audience favorite award asheville cinema festival. Biebl ave maria angelus domini for mens chorus with. Lux aurumque light of gold lux, calida gravisque, light, warm and heavy. Lux aurumque eric whitacre satb study version sheet.
Chorale and the dale warland singers, have commissioned works by paulus. Dale warland conducts the dale warland singers and the minnesota beethoven festival chorale in this program of music by argento and persichetti. He is also famous for bringing together voices from all over the world in simultaneous virtual performances on you tube. Upon reading edward eschs poem light and gold, eric whitacre was imme j. Considered by many to be dominick argentos choral masterpiece, walden pond employs three cellos and harp to evocatively team with the choir and bring new life to thoreaus revered text. I have to be careful how i say this, because i am about to sing the praises of live. Upon reading edward eschs poem light and gold, eric whitacre was immediately struck by its genuine, elegant simplicity. It is based on a 16th century english carol found in william ballets lute book, sweet was the song the virgin sang. Lux aurumque the dale warland singers dale warland, director the grammynominated dale warland singers release their highly anticipated final recording, lux aurumque. Lux aurumque dale warland singers the gothic catalog.
The dale warland singers has long been a favorite of ours for their bright, powerful harmonies and strong direction. Nov 03, 2002 dale warland singers is recognized as one of the worlds foremost a cappella choral ensembles. The singers, a 40voice professional choir based in minneapolisst. Oversaw installation and cataloguing of the dale warland library, ccms major library acquisition in the summer of 2004. I will make no bones about it, eric whitacre is probably my favorite contemporary composer, and the fact that he primarily does choral music versus band is no big deal to me whatsoever. Conductor guides to three standard works for wind band. Matthew culloton baritone, teresa tierney soprano, joel fischer tenor. He asked the celebrated american poet charles anthony silvestri to translate it into latin for his seminal lux aurumque for mixed choir a cappella. The dale warland singers, igor stravinsky, herbert howells, steven heitzeg, krzysztof penderecki, arvo part, stephen paulus, alf houkom, trond kverno, dale warland december stillness music.
The choral music of eric whitacre from 19912004 scholarly. Singers would dance in a circle around a harpist, providing. The dale warland singers dws was a 40voice professional chorus based in st. The dale warland singers has earned a reputation for its commitment to commissioning and performing new choral music.
Whitacre lux aurumque whitacre is the new king of choral, the poster boy of popular classical music and, above all, a fantastic composer when it comes to choirs. The grammynominated dale warland s new album his first in 14 years. The music thus gradually unfolds, with radiant pairs of chords on the first word. The dale warland singers was a 40person choral group in the united states, based in the twin cities of minneapolis and st. It is a a christmas piece based on a latin poem of the same name, which translates as light, warm and heavy as pure as gold, and the angels sing softly to the new born baby. That is the theme my community choir has chosen for their christmas concert, and i was wondering if you could give me some ideas of music to include. Lux aurumque 2001 wind transcription 2005 the seal lullaby 2004 wind transcription 2010 libertas imperio 2008 unpublished figure 1. Lux aurumque eric whitacre satb study version sheet music. Oct 16, 2008 pavel chesnokovs salvation is created, part v. Its a still life that runs deep the influence of zurbarans still life with lemons, oranges and a rose on morten lauridsens composition o magnum mysterium. Paul, were recognized as one of the worlds best a cappella choral ensembles.
A savior from on high, written in 1978, is one of his most frequently performed choral works. The final recording of the dale warland singers lux aurumque was released in march 2007. Minneapolis, mn dale warland cd lux aurumque gothic g4952. He invites singers to submit a video of themselves singing their own part, and combines them to create an international choir of performers. A simple approach was essential to the success of the work, and he waited patiently for the tight harmonies to shimmer and glow. Christmas with the dale warland singers dale warland. Dale warland born april 14, 1932, fort dodge, iowa is an american conductor, composer, founder of the grammynominated dale warland singers, scholar, teacher, choral consultant, and renowned champion of contemporary choral composers. Dont miss this archive of dale warland recordings available on st.573 132 361 1221 1270 64 685 1092 1142 330 799 1536 1114 63 1341 313 1567 942 1485 23 260 567 421 749 432 1295 148 92 1151 1277 1490 463 592