Sheet Music – £ – Gyorgy Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna, for Voice mixed chorus acappella. Duration: 9 minutes. Published by Edition Peters. Lux Aeterna sheet music – SATB choir (a cappella voice mixed chorus) sheet music by Gyorgy Ligeti: Edition Peters. Shop the World’s Largest Sheet Music. Lux Aeterna () by Gyorgy Ligeti is a single movement composition of about .. It is only by seeing the capital D in the score that one can tell the difference.

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Lux Aeterna for 16-part unaccompanied chorus (Latin)

The final F of the piece is an octave below the first F of the piece representing a loss of energy and a greater sense. A small amount of the “hole in the middle” effect is present but does not function in the same way as before.

The words “Requiem aeternam dona eis” mean “eternal rest give to them”. Here, 5B has the function of highlighting that particular word from block 5A. The sequence of pitches never changes in this block. All entries are marked “enter very gently” or “enter imperceptibly” except block 2 which enters “quasi eco”. Domine et lux perpetua luceat eis [m. Please do liegti use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity.

Note the strength and exact location of pitch centers varies. The band of sound exceeds two octaves and contains all twelve pitch classes.

He also assigns the highest pitch in bars to “lux”, a C. Unlike scoore 2, this appearance of the cell is difficult to perceive as a unity since two other blocks of texture are sounding simultaneously. More by this Composer: Are you a beginner who started playing ligegi month? In this paper, I will discuss how the piece has been composed from the point of view of horizontal pitch lines and the resultant vertical textures.

Gyorgy Ligeti – Lux Aeterna for part unaccompanied chorus (Latin)

OK, I agree No, give me more info. Block 5C bars is a static interval with an additive entry and sub tractive ending see Example In barsthe composer presents an interesting preparation for the next section, block 4.


For clarity, I have named blocks that are superimposed on a previously established textural layer with the same numeral but a different accompanying letter for example blocks 3B and 3C are superimposed over the previously established block 3A.

Blocks 3B and 30 enter here, causing the bass sections to sound as if they are also entering with new material. The melodic line of block 1 consists of a gradual intervallic expansion from the starting pitch F, to a major 7th range D flat to Cand an ending on the sus tained high A. Retrieved from ” https: Block 5B bars starts with the sopranos and tenors simultaneously attacking B an octave apart.

Since not all four voices of block 1 get to sing the last four syllables on the high A due to the simultaneous cut-off, they are enclosed in square brackets in Example 3. The A gains great prominence in bars by appearing an octave higher while being supported by the original A pitch. The entry of the low D is a noticeable event since this is a new pitch appearing in the unused low register of the basses.

Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video players. Block 1 is written entirely at the ‘ pp’ dynamic level, yet one perceives dynamic changes.

The listener will probably conclude that the piece has ended when the singing stops and lift the tone arm from the record. It is only by seeing the capital D in the score that one can tell the difference between the two.

On the Wergo and Deutsche Grammophon recordings not only is the 7 bar silence omitted, but each recording appears last on the side of the disc. This page was last edited on 21 Augustat This site uses cookies to analyze your use of our products, to assist with promotional and marketing efforts, to analyze our traffic and to provide content from third parties.


We hear the bass singers for the first time, a timbral contrast, and we hear homophony for the first time, a textural contrast. It has the function of breaking up the text in the same manner as it separates blocks of polyphonic writing. A repeating three note cell, C-G-B flat, is used to set a ten syllable line of text see Example 7a. Please see our Privacy Policy for details. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. For example, in the fourth syllable, “ae”, Alto 2’s duration is only an eighth note whereas Alto 4’s duration exceeds eight quarter note beats.

The F is taken from the bottom note of the bass chord in block 2 creating a pitch connection. Each part has the same sequence of notes, separated by small time intervals. Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world.

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In blocks 5A and Se there has been a gradual slowing down of the rate of pitch change.

Lux Aeterna

The final F of the piece is an octave below the first F of the piece representing a loss of energy and a greater sense of relaxation. The three pitches of the first chord of block 4 sound like an A 7th chord.

In this piece, each of the sixteen voices is given a characteristic subdivision of the quarter-note beat:. The upper tone predominates while the lower two pitches add timbral richness whose pitch content is not as evident. Avoid disclosing contact information email addresses, phone numbers, etc. These gentle entries help create a smooth texture.