Sunday, January 10, 2010

O Magnum Mysterium : Westminster Cathedral Choir

This came to me via Facebook, courtesy of a friend who is a church musician in Italy. There was an extended debate under her original post, with some commenters absolutely savaging this piece and the performance as a modernist desecration of classical music. Went way over my head. But I share the video just the same...

O great mystery
and wondrous sacrament,
that animals should see the newborn Lord
lying in their manger.

Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy
to bear the Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia!

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