Holy Week Music & Ligeti & Kyrie

As we approach Holy Week our music will the Kyrie from Gy├Ârgy Ligeti’s Requiem (1963-65). It is not easy listening. We are continuing with our Stanley Kubrick related sacred music thing. This Ligeti piece (but it’s not the only Ligeti piece) is prominent in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Respect to Youtuber MegaMark211 for the visual presentation, which takes us from Good Friday (which will be April 3) to Easter Sunday (April 5).

I know it doesn’t sound like it, but there really are words to this song.

Kyrie eleison
Christe eleison
Kyrie eleison

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy