O magnum mysterium (Wytze Oostenbrug)
- Editor: Wytze Oostenbrug (submitted 2021-06-13). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 146 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Dedicated to Nieuw Kamerkoor Delft
Title: O Magnum Mysterium
Composer: Wytze Oostenbrug
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 2017
Description: The original Gregorian melody is written in the 8th mode (hypomixolydian) with finalis on G and reciting tone on C. Characteristic here is that this reciting tone (dominant) is not, as usual, a fifth, but a quarter above the finalis. I have transposed this position to C hypomixolydian with reciting tone on F. With this also F major is very close and from there d minor, a minor and even A major are reached. However, the piece closes with an Alleluia in A major.
- electronic sound: https://youtu.be/3OrDD8Esr3Y
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at O magnum mysterium.
O magnum mysterium,
O groot mysterie,