O Magnum Mysterium

December 24, 2008 11:58 AM

Tomas Luis de Victoria's version of O Magnum Mysterium was my favorite Christmas song back in the days of high school choir. Here is my own lo-fi rendition.

This is a very unpolished version (forgive the skips and bumps and jumps!) but I had a lot of fun making it! I used GarageBand, my iBook's built-in mic, and a pair of pantyhose for a makeshift soundfilter.

I sang all of the parts as written except the bass, which I sang an octave higher (I tried to sing it low, but I sounded like death. Death is very un-christmasy, by the way.)

Enjoy! Critique, if you care to!
Merry Christmas to all!

posted by chara (11 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

chara, this is a gorgeous piece of work! Thank you!
posted by ford and the prefects at 3:33 PM on December 24, 2008

Wow, this is fantastic.
posted by isopraxis at 3:43 PM on December 24, 2008

I also sang this in a high school choir. It was always one of my favorites, but I don't think I've heard it since then. Thank you so much for posting this, it is wonderfully done, beautiful sounding, and brings back great memories!
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 9:31 PM on December 24, 2008

This feels very spare and ethereal and lovely. Thanks!
posted by casarkos at 12:47 AM on December 25, 2008

You have a lovely voice. It is like a mysterious wind.
posted by 5imian at 2:48 PM on December 26, 2008

Holy moly, this is stunning. More!
posted by ORthey at 9:32 PM on December 29, 2008

This is really lovely. More please, indeed!
posted by Lexica at 5:49 PM on December 11, 2009

Really beautiful. Thank you.
posted by spherical_perceptions at 2:53 PM on December 12, 2009

I'm floored. This is incredibly warm and beautiful. It's got a rich depth to the layers of vocals. I can't get past how you just used a built-in laptop mic...
posted by spiderskull at 11:24 PM on December 12, 2009

posted by goshling at 7:13 PM on December 14, 2009

That's the good stuff. Please don't let this be your last post here!
posted by Corduroy at 7:00 AM on September 27, 2012

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