- Lux Aeterna
Lux Aeterna can refer to the following:
Latinterm "lux aeterna", which means "eternal light"
*The communion chant for a
Requiem Mass, named for its incipit. It is often attached to the Agnus Deimovement, but composers who set the Communion as a separate movement of their Requiems include:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(Requiem) (1791)
Giuseppe Verdi(Requiem) (1874)
Maurice Duruflé(Requiem) (1947)
John Rutter(Requiem) (1986)
*The title of several other works of classical and popular composers, including:
**A choral work by the Hungarian composer
György Ligeti, composed in 1966; it was also used in Stanley Kubrick's "" during the scenes depicting the travel from the Clavius moonbase to the TMA-1 excavation.
**The U.S. composer
George Crumbhas an avant-garde piece titled "Lux Aeterna for 5 masked musicians" (1971).
Morten Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna" (1997) is a five movement quasi-Requiem that includes elements from the traditional Latin Requiem and combined them with other Latin prayers that included reference to light
**"Lux Aeterna" is the theme song to the film "
Requiem for a Dream", written by Clint Manselland performed by Kronos Quartet
**"Lux Aeterna" is an album by woodwind player
**Other composers who have used the title include:
Sir Edward Elgar
Fredrik Sixtenfrom his Requiem
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