Lux aeternas by Two Composers: Sacred and Profane in the Context of Genre Individualisation

  • Primož Trdan Radio Slovenia, Tavčarjeva 17, 1550 Ljubljana

Abstract

Two pieces, both titled Lux aeterna, are works by György Ligeti and contemporary Slovenian composer Tadeja Vulc. The paper offers some thoughts on two pieces through the notion of genre. This point of view seems appropriate on account of Ligeti’s distinctive treatment of the sacred text, but even more on account of Tadeja Vulc’s work, a symphonic piece, which includes whispering the first words of Lux aeterna. This raises several questions, yet the main dilemma is how it came to be possible that pieces which originate from the genre realm of profane can easily embrace both title and text that used to mark a communio of a requiem mass. 

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Published
2015-04-03
How to Cite
TrdanP. (2015). Lux aeternas by Two Composers: Sacred and Profane in the Context of Genre Individualisation. Musicological Annual, 50(2), 273-278. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.50.2.273-278
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