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O magnum mysterium (Morales), down minor 3rd


Downloadable files available:
  • Full vocal score
  • Keyboard reduction
  • Audio file with pitch and count-in, in equal temperament.

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:  down m3rd, and at pitch (on separate product page).

Difficulty: relatively easy

Length: 03:34 mins.

Editors/copyright: Laurie Stras © 2021.

Perusal score: Watermarked. Please click here.

Organ reduction.

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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