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Monday, December 16, 2013

Palestrina and Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium

"O Magnum Mysterium"
Palestrina

Palestrina's Wikipedia page

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Morten Lauridsen's setting of O Magnum Mysterium
King's College Choir
Live, Midnight Mass, 2009

Again, Lauridsen's setting of O Magnum Mysterium
Westminster Cathedral Choir 
Live, Midnight Mass, 2009.

Studio version, O Magnum Mysterium
Nordic Chamber Choir

O Magnum Mysterium 
Youth Choir of the Latvian Academy of Culture
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"O Magnum Mysterium"
Wikipedia

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"Magnum Mysterium" as the name of God that feels best suited.

As humankind outgrows its medieval understanding of divinity, 
we would benefit from more mystery-awe-reverence 
and less feigned knowledge.

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Lutheran mystic Jacob Boehme's best known work is "Mysterium Magnum."
https://archive.org/details/JacobBoehmesMysteriumMagnumPartOne

Boehme's Wikipedia page


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