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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The altos sing in their lowest register throughout block 5.

The liveti pitches of the first chord of block 4 sound like an A 7th chord. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The temporal organization of the piece is as methodical as the strict pitch and word canons but much more flexible.

Ub block s5A and 5B there has been a further slowing down of the rate at pitch change in block 5B. There is confusion as to which oux is the more important of the two. In this piece, each of the sixteen voices is given a characteristic subdivision of the quarter-note beat:.

The quarter note beat is often divided into 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 parts giving a total of aeetrna possible articu lation points in each beat. No two voices are the same but there is a general tendency for some syllables to be shorter and others to be longer. A similar exceptional case can be found among the generally appears that Ligeti wrote the first three soprano and alto voices of the xanon adhering to his flexible talea llgeti great deviation.


Lux Aeterna

After the basses have joined the texture, the harmony becomes very neutralized i. Block 2 bars 37 – 41 is a sudden contrast to block 1. It is only by seeing the capital D in the score that one can tell the difference between the two. This means that the scofe singer to arrive at the last note will sustain that note until all the other voices have also reached that point. This may word- painting representing the composer’s interpretation of the text.

Similarly there are two ways in which aeternw polyphonic blocks can end. Shipping to Montreal, Canada took just over two weeks, but that is only due to distance, customs, and whatnot. Like blocks 5B and 5C, this serves to emphasize “luceat” as a key word, and creates a connection to the similar sounding “lux”. The static harmony can be considered to portray God’s never changing presence while the lower dynamic level indicates the peacefulness associated with God.

For this reason, I cannot pinpoint the emergence of a new pitch center to a specific bar in this case. If you have any suggestions or comments on the guidelines, please email us. I doubt sometimes the necessity of Ligeti’s overly complex rhythmic notation, though it is surely nothing compared to New complexity!

Falsetto voices indicate that God is high in Logeti. F becomes a temporary central pitch but within two bars it becomes part of a cluster without any prominent pitch. They can start additively, that is to say that voices enter one at a time until lgieti have entered creating a canonic texture. Unlike block 2, there is harmonic motion in block 4 see Example 8.


It is characteristic of nearly all Ligeti’s mature works that the subdivisions of the basic beat keep changing, which contributes to their beatless, floating feeling.

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.

All entries are marked “enter very gently” or “enter imperceptibly” except block 2 which enters “quasi eco”. The syllable “Do” ligfti sung on E preparing the word “Dom ine”, which includes an E in its pitch material.

We’ll instantly send an email containing product info and a link to it. The canonic techniques of early music have been employed to weave a contemporary fabric. The final word of the text, “luceat”, is left incomplete in two of the four alto sections.

The first vertical cell appears in block 2 Example 13A. One voice actually sustains the pitch after the cut-off to aeerna to the next block, but is not discretely perceived by the listener.

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

Block 5C bars is a static interval with an additive entry and sub tractive ending see Example Note the strength and exact location of pitch centers varies. It is derived completely from the melodic line shown in Example 5. Published by Edition Peters PE.