Palestrina : O Magnum Mysterium [Music for Christmas time] 🎄 [reblog]

from Oannes * music for Christmas time


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Το εξάφωνο μοτέτο του αναγεννησιακού δασκάλου Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, βασισμένο στον ύμνο από τη λειτουργία των Χριστουγέννων. Σε απαράμιλλη εκτέλεση από τη χορωδία του Καθεδρικού του Westminster, υπό τον Martin Baker.

The six-part motet by the renaissance master Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, based on the responsorial chant from Christmas liturgy.
In a sublime performance by the Westminster Cathedral Choir, directed by Martin Baker.


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

O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the newborn Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Alleluia! ❞



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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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