Our first QuranTune is O Magnum Mysterium by Spanish Renaissance composer Cristobal de Morales. It is introduced by Lorna, the current Chair of the choir.
A translation of the lyrics is as follows:
O great mystery and wonderful sacrament
that even the animals saw
the new-born Lord lying in a manger.
Blessed Virgin, whose womb was worthy to bear our Lord Christ.
Lord, I heard your speech and was afraid:
I considered your works, and became frightened
as if I am between two beasts.
This recording was filmed at Santuario de la Peregrina, Sahagún during our tour to Spain in April 2018.