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Lux Aeterna

Title: Lux Aeterna
Voicing/Format: SATB
Publisher: Peer Southern
Composer: Lauridsen, Morten
Catalog #: 00228863

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Each of the five connected movements in this choral cycle contains references to 'Light,' assembled from various sacred Latin texts. I composed Lux Aeterna in response to my mother's final illness and found great personal comfort and solace in setting to music these timeless and wondrous words about Light, a un iversal symbol of illumination at all levels - spiritual, artistic and intelle ctual. The work opens and closes with the beginning and ending of the Requiem Mass, with the central three movements drawn respectively from the Te Deum, O Nata Lux and Veni, Sancte Spiritus. The opening Introitus introduces several t hemes that recur later in the work and includes an extended canon on et lux pe rpetua. In Te, Domine, Speravi contains, among other musical elements, the can tus firmus Herzliebs
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