O Magnum Mysterium
David Ashley White

Composer David Ashley White
Text Latin, trad.
Voicing
SATB, a cappella
Topics Christmas
Length
2' 00" Price $1.85 (U.S.)
Released 07/07
Catalog no. 405-219 Difficulty Difficult

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Description
A wonderful new setting of this ancient text. David Ashley White sets this beloved Latin Christmas text with an austere beauty, evoking an updated Renaissance idiom with colorful modality and moving contrapuntal lines.

Text
O magnum mysterium
et admirabile sacramentum
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum
jacentem in praesepio.
O Beata virgo cuius viscera
meruerunt portare Dominum
Jesum Christum. Alleluia.

translation:
O great mystery
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals see the Lord
born lying in a manger.
O blessed virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear Lord
Jesus Christ. Alleluia.



 

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