Wolfgang Rihm: ET LUX

Wolfgang Rihm ET LUX
ET LUX

Wolfgang Rihm: ET LUX

Year of composition:
2009
Scored for:
for vocal quartet and string quartet
Composer:
Wolfgang Rihm
Instrumentation details:
countertenor
1st tenor
2nd tenor
bass
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
violoncello
Commission:
Ein Auftragswerk von KölnMusik, Festival d’Automne Paris und Carnegie Hall, New York Commande de KölnMusik, du Festival d’automne, et de Carnegie Hall, New York Commissioned by KölnMusik, Festival d’Automne Paris, and Carnegie Hall, New York
Duration:
60’
Dedication:
geschrieben für das Hilliard-Ensemble und das Arditti-Quartett
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Work introduction

In this work text fragments from the Roman requiem liturgy can be heard; however not 'intact' and not in the correct liturgical order. They appear more as components reminiscent of a progressively realised whole.

Great significance is displayed by the reappearance of specific groups of words – for example, in the middle of the work: "… et lux perpetua luceat …". Through circling reflection the comforting yet deeply disturbing meaning of these words might just become perceptible.

Wolfgang Rihm

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ET LUX

Wolfgang Rihm: ET LUX

study score
for vocal quartet and string quartet , 60’

ET LUX

Wolfgang Rihm: ET LUX

piano reduction
for vocal quartet and string quartet , 60’

ET LUX

Wolfgang Rihm: ET LUX

study score
for vocal quartet and string quartet , 60’

ET LUX

Wolfgang Rihm: ET LUX

full score
for vocal quartet and string quartet , 60’

World première

Location:
Köln
Date:
15.11.2009
Orchestra:
Arditti String Quartet

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