O magnum mysterium

Tomas Luis de Victoria

O magnum mysterium

About this work...

Two upper voices begin a duet in reverential awe, imitating a "great" fall of a melodic fifth, and an intense half-step -- thus opens one of the most famous motets of the entire sixteenth century, Tomas Luis de Victoria's O magnum mysterium. And yet the young Spanish composer offers nothing truly revolutionary in the w... read more

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