O magnum mysterium (Morales)
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Downloadable files available:
- Full vocal score (free)
- Keyboard reduction
- Audio files with pitch and count-in, in equal temperament and quarter-comma meantone
Voice ranges as in thumbnail. More details, perusal score, and audio sample below.
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Source: Palma de Mallorca, Fundación Bartolomé March, Biblioteca Ms. R. 6832 (862)
Transposition: at pitch, and down m3rd (on separate product page).
Difficulty: relatively easy
Length: 03:34 mins.
Editors/copyright: Laurie Stras © 2021.
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Text and translation
O magnum mysterium
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum
jacentem in praesepio.
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt
portare Dominum Jesum Christum.
Domine, audivi auditum tuum et timui:
consideravi opera tua, et expavi:
in medio duorum animalium.
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 Jesus Christ the Lord.
Lord, I heard your voice and was afraid;
I considered your works and I trembled:
between two animals