Thursday, December 24, 2015

Morten Johannes Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium, Sung by The Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Holy minimalism! A late XXth Century 'merican setting of the ancient Christmas Matins hymn:
    O magnum mysterium,
    et admirabile sacramentum,
    ut animalia viderent
    Dominum natum,
    jacentem in pr├Žsepio!
    Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
    meruerunt portare
    Dominum Christum.
    O great mystery,
    and wonderful sacrament,
    that animals should see
    the new-born Lord,
    lying in their manger!
    Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
    was worthy to bear
    Christ the Lord.

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