Sunday, 25 November 2012

25 November only 30 days to go

We are now only one month away from Christmas Day. Given that it is very cold outside though sunny  and we do not have snow yet. The cold wind reminded me that the Season is very near us.

Here is some beautiful music for the Christmas Season. O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, an American composer of Danish origin. This composition is taken from the Christmas Morning Service and was composed in 1994.  Sung by a wonderful choir.

Latin Text

O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum Christum.

This version by one of my favourite composer Francis Poulenc of the same piece by the Oxford Choir. Composed at an earlier period of the XXth Century.

This music comes to me after hearing our friend C.P. who has a beautiful soprano voice, she sings with one of the more famous and well established Choirs in Ottawa. We have been at several of their concerts to hear them.


  1. Now this is 'proper' Christmas music.
    I am already sick of cheesy kitchsy holiday secular tunes - and it isn't evern out of the weekend !