Lux Aeterna

Composer
Marjorie Halloran
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1985
Text
liturgical
Year Composed
2021
Difficulty
3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
Language
Latin
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
Yes
Instruments
Piano
Sacred or Secular
Sacred; Secular
Mood
Caring, warm
Description

An uplifting tribute to the lives of the ones we’ve lost, to shine eternal light on the souls of our loved ones. The gentle simplicity of the piano part, the lush harmonies, and the high range of the soprano soloist combine to paint a picture of light and warmth, while the ecstatic splendor of the requiem text both honors the original plainsong melody and celebrates the departed.

Group
Inversion Ensemble
Performances
Inversion Ensemble: May 2021 (virtual world premiere)