For centuries, composers have been inspired by the beautiful O Magnum Mysterium text depicting the birth of the new-born King among the lowly animals and shepherds. This arrangement for symphonic band has been transcribed from the original unaccompanied choral setting. Morten Lauridsen is one of America’s most-loved and most-performed living composers, and this arrangement is rich in colour, deeply spiritual and intensely moving.
Brass Band Grade 3: Youth and 4th Section
Duration: 6 minutes
This piece has been recorded by the Leyland Band, conducted by Jason Katsikaris, and is a hidden bonus track on the CD entitled Penlee.