O magnum mysterium
Music © 2013 GIA.
Item #: G-8645
Fourth Responsory at Matins, Christmas Day
“O Magnum Mysterium” follows a uniquely instrumental approach to vocal writing. The textures and patterns relate to those found in orchestral timbres, with each word and idea representing a musical journey through mystical and fantastic areas of listening. The attempted result is a sort of “tone poem,” a seamless progression from one emotion to the next, always serving the idea over the word, and capturing the wonder of this great mystery, that is, the Lord come to earth in the lowliest of circumstances. —Daniel Elder
Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day
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