Divinum mysterium (Of the Father’s Heart Begotten) - Latin Christmas Plainchant (previously free)

Composer
Piae Cantiones
Year of composition
1582
Lyricist
Aurelius Prudentius
Publisher
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available

’Of the Father’s Heart Begotten’ is based on the Latin poem ’Corde natus’ by the Roman poet Aurelius Prudentius. The poem was translated and paired with a medieval plainchant melody Divinum mysterium.

This setting can make a beautiful, atmospheric opening to a carol service, and an nice way of introducing the melody to ’Of the Father’s Heart Begotten’, especially if the carol is being sung in full later in the service (do take a look at my arrangement with original descant!). Mp3 track is taken from the Junior Saint James’s Singers Christmas Concert in 2014.

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