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O Magnum Mysterium

for SSATB Voices      duration 3'

Publisher: earthsongs

Recordings/Video: South Bend Chamber Singers, Nancy Menk, Conductor:"Christmas at Loretto" (Pro Organo CD 7079); and "Music for the Holidays" (earthsongs CD 03)

Commissioned by: The Taft Collegium Musicum, Christopher P. Shepard, Director
World Premiere: 1995, Washington, Connecticut

Play Audio Excerpt
The South Bend Chamber Singers, Nancy Menk, Conductor
(289k mp3)

First Page of Score

Text and Translation:

O mágnum mystérium,
et admirábile sacraméntum,
ut animália vidérent Dóminum nátum,
jacéntem in præsépio:
O beáta Vírgo, cújus víscera meruérunt portáre
Dóminum Jésum Chrístum. Allelúia.

O great mystery,
and wondrous sacrament,
that animals might see the birth of the Lord
as he lay in the manger.
O Blessed Virgin, Who wast worthy of bearing
our Lord Jesus Christ, Alleluia.




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