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O magnum mysterium
O magnum mysterium is pervaded by the same tenderness and refinement found in Lux aeterna; indeed, this refulgent work was written in 1994, just before Lauridsen began to contemplate the composition of the larger score. The composer has disclosed that this motet is an ‘affirmation of God’s grace to the meek … a quiet song of profound inner joy’. With a text from Christmas Matins that has been set by such disparate composers as Victoria and Poulenc, Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium expresses mystical awe at the mystery of the Incarnation as well as the very human tenderness of the Virgin Mary for her newborn child.

from notes by Byron Adams © 2005

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Details for SACDA67449 track 14
Recording date
1 August 2003
Recording venue
Temple Church, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Lauridsen: Lux aeterna & other choral works (CDA67449)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: March 2005
  2. A Christmas Present from Polyphony (NOEL2)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: October 2004
    Super-budget price sampler — Last few CD copies remaining
  3. Lauridsen: Lux aeterna (SACDA67449)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: March 2005
    Deletion date: September 2010
    Super-Audio CD — Deleted
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