Chorus: SSATTBB a cappella
Difficulty: High School, University, Large Church
Duration: 4’55”
Text: Traditional mass proper
Language: Latin

O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Alleluia!

O Magnum Mysterium (2014) was commissioned by Phil Holloway to be premiered by the Lenoir City Chamber Singers during their international tour to Austria and the Czech Republic. The text is a responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas, making it a fantastic addition to a Lessons and Carols program or a holiday concert.