Date of Award
Master of Music (MMUS)
Bradley P. Ethington
Justin J. Mertz
James T. Spencer
Band, Lauridsen, Magnum, Mysterium, Reynolds, Transcritpion
Morten Lauridsen is one of the most prominent choral composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. O Magnum Mysterium, a sacred motet, is one of his most popular compositions. In collaboration with Lauridsen, H. Robert Reynolds created a transcription for wind band. Premiered in 2004, Reynold's transcription quickly joined the ranks of other respected transcribed choral works in the wind band repertoire. While there is only one major difference between the two versions, there are many minuet differences found in the phrasing, texture and tessitura.
Paris, Brent, "A Comparative Analysis of Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium and H. Robert Reynolds' Setting for Wind Band" (2013). Setnor School of Music-Theses. 1.