Lux Aeterna (song)
|Song by Kronos Quartet from the album Requiem for a Dream|
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"Lux Aeterna" (pronounced [lʊks ɛtɛrna]; Latin for "eternal light") is a composition by Clint Mansell, the leitmotif of a movie from 2000, Requiem for a Dream, and the penultimate piece in the Requiem for a Dream score. The popularity of this piece led to its use in popular culture outside the film, most notably in film and teaser trailers, such as Sunshine, and multiple remixes and remakes by other producers.
A version of the track was re-orchestrated with a choir and full orchestra for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers trailer and was renamed "Requiem for a Tower". It was arranged by Simone Benyacar, Daniel Nielsen, and Veigar Margeirsson. Although never intended for release, after considerable demand by fans this piece was made available as part of the Requiem for a Tower album release from Corner Stone Cues. The Requiem for a Tower version served as the theme for Sky Sports' Gillette Soccer Saturday during 2008 and 2009.
- Ebert, Roger. "The Movie Answer Man" November 17, 2002. (accessed March 24, 2007)
- Jonathan, Jarry (2006-11-08). "Corner Stone Cues Presents: "Requiem for a Tower"". SoundtrackNet. Retrieved 2009-06-18.