O Magnum Mysterium

Craig Kingsbury

Using the name of the dedicatee for the basic musical kernel (sol, fi, me), Kingsbury has crafted a small gem. The augmented second of the motive generates the word painting on “mysterium,” where a descending melodic augmented second is harmonized by a major triad leading to a minor triad a half step higher; despite the harmonic novelty, the part writing is always clear. The SATB chorus is accompanied by a single instrument, the English horn, whose plaintive tone evokes the lowing of the cattle around the manger.

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Indexes

Day: Season of Christmas Christmas (Days of)
Season of Christmas The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph