O magnum mysterium (Cristóbal de Morales)

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  • (Posted 2014-08-31)  CPDL #32831:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Brian Marble (submitted 2014-08-31).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Lowered and arr. for SATB. Some minor text adjustment.
  • (Posted 2009-09-08)  CPDL #20132:      (Finale 2009)
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2009-09-08).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key, note values halved. Barring is editorial.
  • (Posted 2007-09-23)  CPDL #15075:        (Finale 2000)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2007-09-23).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: O magnum mysterium
Composer: Cristóbal de Morales

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAA
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: The composition uses a variant of the commonly used text, omitting the "Alleluia" and adding an additional line, perhaps unique in the literature. The text and translation of Morales's version are detailed on the O magnum mysterium text page.

External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O magnum mysterium.