Thursday, December 16, 2010
Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium"
Heard this heavenly, sublime composition on 98.1 KING-FM in Seattle yesterday. Had to head to the station's website to look at the playlist and find out what it was. This is it. Click here to learn more about the composer. Here's the Latin text below with an English translation.
O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
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
Christ the Lord.