Thursday, September 01, 2022

The story of a masterwork …

Spell-Bound: Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
There is little doubt that Lauridsen’s work is a masterpiece, but that explanation is insufficient. Music has many neglected masterpieces. The success of Lauridsen’s motet comes from something singular – it has the power to bring the listener into a mystical trance.

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