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O Magnum Mysterium

By Jacob Handl

Choir Sacred (SATB choir)
Composed by Jacob Handl. Edited by Vahe Aslanian. Masterworks; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles. Alfred Archive Edition: Lawson-Gould Music Publishers. Christmas; Masterwork; Renaissance; Sacred. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Alfred Music #00-LG51893. Published by Alfred Music (AP.LG51893).

Item Number: AP.LG51893


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    Maria Jette
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • November 26, 2009 Beware-- HEAVILY edited!

    This famous piece is practically unrecognizable in this edition. I imagine this was a labor of love by the editor, but be aware that 1. it's moved up a 4th or so, making the tessitura painfully high for singers AND listeners; 2. it's laden with really extreme editorial...

    dynamics; and 3. the closing "noe" section is liberally dosed with accents, as in the groups of 8th notes, with each 8th accented! A person with even a smattering of early music experience will be astonished to see it (and aghast to hear it). Much better to find an unadorned edition!

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