Lux Aeterna (Mansell)
|Single by Clint Mansell|
|from the album Requiem for a Dream soundtrack|
|Genre||21st-century classical music|
"Lux Aeterna" (sometimes "Lux Æterna") (pronounced [lʊks ɛtɛrna]; Latin for "eternal light") is a orchestral composition by Clint Mansell, the leitmotif of the 2000 film Requiem for a Dream, and the penultimate piece in the movie's soundtrack.
As of October 2010 Lux Aeterna has sold 188,000 downloads. 
In popular culture
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 Waking Madison, 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. It was arranged by Simone Benyacar, Daniel Nielsen, and Veigar Margeirsson.
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- Jonathan, Jarry (2006-11-08). "Corner Stone Cues Presents: "Requiem for a Tower"". SoundtrackNet. Retrieved 2009-06-18.
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