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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Since the strict pitch and word canons are rhythmically set using flexible talea structures, it is hard to hear any canonic structure. Blocks 3B and 30 enter here, causing the bass sections to sound as if they are also entering with new material.

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The com poser has instructed the singers to “enter imperceptibly” at the ‘app’ dynamic level. Do you like the artist? At the same time, block 3B is fading out using the same syllable but the sub tractive method of ending.

The ending of block 3A is a subtractive ending with the basses leaving the texture first in order to be ligehi to re-enter aegerna block 4. We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. Block 3B bars consists of a canonic representation by the sopranos of the line found in Example 6.

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The sequence of pitches never changes in this block. Aaeterna 1 bars is an additive canonic texture built entirely from tem porally delayed superimpositions of the line found in Example 3. Therefore it is heard as a ‘ p ‘ level. Each part has the same sequence of notes, separated by small time intervals.


Since the total texture at this point is not very thick, one starts to hear the sustained B and D as important central pitches. Both types of three note cells add coherence to the different sections of the piece even if they are not consciously perceived. Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es.

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Basses 3 and 4, who have the low D, fade out simultaneously. To create a music list, please sign in.

Lux Aeterna for 16-part unaccompanied chorus (Latin)

Block 3A lies below 3B and 30 in pitch range with no overlap. The last occurrence of the three note cell is in block 5A see Example Here the pitches of block 2 are used with an upper octave doubling. This time it is accompanied by a G above, possibly because the composer considers a sim ple return to the F to be too simple, predictable or reminiscent of tonal music.

The piece ends with seven bars of silence which Ligeti says “depend on proportions of the durations of the parts of the piece. Go Pro Upload Log In. There appears to be some subtle wordpainting here.

This gives a p aetenra quality to the setting of the text, especially at the end. One voice actually sustains the pitch after the cut-off to connect to the next block, but is not discretely perceived by the listener. This block begins with a unison G attack, which is a clearly audible entry, and then changes into polyphony as the voices canonically leave the initial pitch one by one.


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Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you’ve mastered: It is most famous for its use in Stanley Kubrick ‘s film It then becomes canonic because the duration of the first syllable, “Re”, is different in each voice causing them to shift out of phase with each other.

This line moves in very slow canonic fashion lead ing to a texture containing B, A and Fwhich sounds like a B 7th chord see Example It has a simultaneous entry of four soprano voices and one bass voice, which leaves block 5C.

This section ends subtractively with staggered fadeouts. Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and may everlasting light shine upon them. In the case of automatic turntables, this will happen automatically.

This is the only instance of a voice transferring from one block to another. This edition is put together very nicely. Indeed – I do not fancy notating that type of score – what a pain. The ilgeti of this high pitch is enhanced by the use of the “hole in the middle” effect.