Eric Whitacre's music has drawn comparisons with the work of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Morten Lauridsen. His first recording for Decca sees him conducting a selection of his compositions, including the phenomenally successful 'Sleep'. Also featured is his famous 'Lux Aurumque' from which the album takes its title. The focus of Whitacre's first Virtual Choir project, this short piece for SATB choir is based on the Latin translation of a contemporary American poem. Through projects like the Virtual Choir and his collaborations with NASA and the University of Cambridge, Whitacre has been successful in bringing secular choral music to a new generation of listeners. The recipient of 2011's Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance, this album provides a shimmering introduction to Eric Whitacre's music as interpreted by the man himself.