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O Magnum Mysterium Publication Details

 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2075 SATB

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir Unaccompanied

Level of Difficulty - Moderate


Uses/Season -
Christmas Concert or Service,
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Duration -
4:00 mins

Pages Music -
9 pages - 16 page booklet
Format -
SATB unaccompanied choral octavo
(piano reduction)

Copyright Year - 2010

Perusal Score PDF
SATB perusal only
 
 
Description/Remarks


A rich and atmospheric setting of the text from the Matins Responsory for Christmas. For SATB choir unaccompanied (some divisi). The lyrical melody has Eastern overtones and nuances, very appropriate to the text. Mystery and wonder evoked in music. Commissioned for The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
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Commissioned by the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC,
Michael Gormley, Director of Music

"And the 'O Magnum Mysterium'...superlatives escape me." - I. Wilkinson

"Everyone on the planet should hear your 'Magnum'. It is the best hope that the world has." - Fr. G. Thorne


  Sound Clip ◙♫

Live concert recording:
O Magnum Mysterium by The Chapel Choir of the Univeristy of King's College, Halifax, in A King's Christmas concert 2011.

 

 
 
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  Text and Translation

O Magnum Mysterium

Words
Matins Responsory - Christmas
Music:  Paul Halley


Latin Text:

O magnum mysterium
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio.
O beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt
portare Dominum Jesum Christum.
Alleluia!

English Translation:

O great mystery,
and wondrous sacrament,
that animals should see the Lord,
new-born, lying in their manger!
Blessed is the virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear the Lord Jesus Christ.
Alleluia