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What if the world’s peoples sang together more?  Perhaps that might help us move closer to God’s intentions for us as a community.  Here is some meditative choral music, sung by composer Eric Whitacre’s international virtual choir.  The first piece is “Lux Aurumque”(“Light and Gold”), Whitacre’s setting of Charles Anthony Silvestri’s  Latin translation of a poem by Edward Esch.  The second piece is Whitacre’s composition “Sleep,” a setting of an original poem by Charles Anthony Silvestri.

Whitacre got the idea for a virtual choir when a young woman sent him a video clip of herself singing “Sleep.”  In the first video, you see and hear “Lux Aurumque” performed by 185 singers from twelve countries.  In the second, you hear the singers and see a visual meditation on the piece.  In the third, over 2000 singers from 58 countries perform “Sleep.”

Glory to God!

For the second video, click on this link: http://youtu.be/4ty3HVeAkdc

For the third video, click on this link: Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 2.0, ‘Sleep’ from Eric Whitacre on Vimeo.

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