O Magnum Mysterium (Oh Great Mystery) - Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Sung in Latin - a cappella

The 1975 Austin Minnesota High School Choir
Director: Richard Larson
Herb Streitz Recording    Waseca, MN
Recorded on 33 1/2 rpm vinyl    Digitized by site owner using CoolEdit

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O Magnum Mysterium

O magnum mysterium et admirabile sacramentum
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum
jacentem in praesepio.

Beata virgo cujus viscera
meruent partare Dominum Christum.

Literal translation:

O great mystery and admirable [wonderful] sacrament
That animals see the Lord born
Lying in a manger.

Blessed virgin whose viscera [womb]
Were [was] worthy to bear Lord Christ.



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