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Lux Aeterna (Williams)

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Evan Williams

Evan Williams

General Info

Year: 2013 / 2021
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass ensemble
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Lux Aeterna is a fantasy on the Lux Aeterna Gregorian chant presenting the theme in a quasi-mensuration canon, followed by a number of permutations throughout the work. The reverent chant becomes a hopeful hymn, a joyous celebration, a sinister dance, a malicious taunt, and even morphed into the familiar and fearful Die Irae motive. However, throughout these moods, whether light or dark, the opposite force is also present, illustrating my view that nothing is purely good or evil, light or dark, only a shade in this wide spectrum.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Mast, conductor) – 21 May 2022

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