Lux Aeterna


Lux Aeterna

Lux Aeterna can refer to the following:

*The Latin term "lux aeterna", which means "eternal light"
*The communion chant for a Requiem Mass, named for its incipit. It is often attached to the Agnus Dei movement, 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 Crumb has 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 Mansell and performed by Kronos Quartet
**"Lux Aeterna" is an album by woodwind player Dave Fitzgerald
**Other composers who have used the title include:
***Nadia Boulanger
***Stephen Chatman
***Sir Edward Elgar
***William Ferris
***Edwin Fissinger
***Scott Giles
***David Hamilton
***Fredrik Sixten from his Requiem
***Howard Hanson
***James Horner
***Alexander Knaifel
***Joonas Kokkonen
***Teodulo Mabellini
***William Mathias
***Arvo Pärt
***Zbigniew Preisner
***Robert Prizeman
***Wolfgang Rihm
***Terje Rypdal
***Gabriel Faure
***Pawel Szymanski
***Paul Schwartz


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