LISTEN to the Hauntingly Beautiful Melodies in the "O Magnum Mysterium" of Lauridsen Sung by a Youth Choir in an Empty Church
O Magnum Mysterium means the great mystery, in Latin, and refers to the birth of Jesus; God made man. This hymn from the Breviary was set to music by many composers. This version is by a famous American composer Morten Lauridsenin (born February 27, 1943).
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He was known for being the National Medal of Arts recipient (2007),Latin text
O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, iacentem in praesepio! Beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Iesum Christum. Alleluia!
O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Alleluia!