O magnum mysterium
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Performed by Seraphic Fire
Led by Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley
O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!
O beata Virgo, cujus viscera
[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
Christ the Lord.
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