Monday, December 23, 2013

O Great Mystery

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

How many composers have reworked O Magnum Mysterium (a responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas)? According to Wikipedia, there are eighteen "notable" versions. Not sure how many didn't make the cut! Here's one of the notable ones:

1 comment:

Irene Latham said...

Tabatha, Merry merry to you and yours! And THANK YOU. You've just helped me settle on my One Little Word for 2014: "mystery" !!