Gregory Lee Newsome

Lux aeterna

Instrumentation chamber choir (SATB)
Duration 7’
Year 1999, revision 2001



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Programme Note

Via the merging of poetics and structure I hope to create symbolic emotional states in music that uncover meaning in unknowable aspects of human existence. In Lux aeterna an eternal, calmly ecstatic moment is symbolized by a single sonorous object that eventually yields significant self-contrast prior to a new understanding.


This piece was premiered by Phoenix Chamber Choir, conductor Ramona Luengen, on November 17th, 2001 at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver, on the programme Luminé.