Who arranged O Magnum Mysterium?

Morton Lauridsen
Morton Lauridsen (b. 1943) is an American composer of principally choral music. He is best known for his six vocal cycles and his setting of O Magnum Mysterium.

Is O Magnum Mysterium Latin?

The Latin text “O magnum mysterium” is a Gregorian chant from the fifth responsory of nine for Vigil on Christmas Day.

What era is O Magnum Mysterium?

O Magnum Mysterium is a Catholic church chant sung at Christmastime. As part of the Matins (nighttime worship), the text has been around for centuries. While the exact origins are unknown, historians believe the text (and its use in Catholic Mass) has been around since at least the 10th century.

What instruments are in O Magnum Mysterium?

O Magnum Mysterium

  • Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet (B), bassoon, horn, viola, cello and percussion (7 player)
  • Edition: performance score, Performance score Strings.

Who wrote O Magnum Mysterium?

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
O magnum mysterium/Composers

What is the message of O Magnum Mysterium?

The text of O magnum mysterium, in all its settings, is the same. The text is in Latin and refers to the Bible’s story of Christ in the manger. It was specially chosen as a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ from the Virgin Mary and to illustrate God’s grace and mercy to sinners.

What does O Magnum Mysterium?

O Magnum Mysterium is a text from the Holy Matins of Christmas describing the wonderment of the animals as they gaze on Christ: “O great mystery and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the newborn Lord, lying in a manger!”

What style is O Magnum Mysterium?

O magnum mysterium is a six-voice motet in the Aeolian mode in two musical parts. It was published in 1569 in Rome and formed a part of a collection of motets for five-, six- and seven voices, known as his Liber Primus Motettorum.

What instruments are used in O Magnum Mysterium?