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O Magnum Mysterium

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Morten Lauridsen

Morten Lauridsen (tr Reynolds)

General Info

Year: 1994 / 2003
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Peer Music- Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $9.95


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II br /> Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Cymbals (suspended)
  • Timpani


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Morten Lauridsen's choral setting of O Magnum Mysterium ("O Great Mystery") has become one of the world's most performed and recorded compositions since its 1994 premiere by the Los Angeles Master Chorale conducted by Paul Salamunovich. H. Robert Reynolds has arranged the symphonic wind version of this popular work with the approval and appreciation of the composer.

Program Note from Printed Score

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Florida: V
  • Georgia: VI
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Maryland: IV
  • North Carolina: V
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000. Class A

Recent Performances

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  • Madera South High School (Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Jay Rossette, conductor) - 21 March 2014 (35th Sutherland Wind Festival, Fresno, Calif.)
  • Category 5 Wind Ensemble, Inc. (Mitchell Davis, conductor) - 21 September 2013
  • Solano Community Concert Band (Bill Doherty, conductor) - 6 April 2013 (ACB’s 35th Annual Convention (San Ramon, Calif.))
  • California State Univrsity Northridge Wind Ensemble (Lawrence Stoffel, conductor) - 10 December 2013
  • Cuesta Wind Ensemble (Jennifer Martin, conductor) - 12 December 2012

Additional Works for Winds by this Composer

None discovered thus far.

Additional Resources