Morten Lauridsen’s Signature Piece, O Magnum Mysterium

James Arthur Bond and Dana Gioia, Beverly Hills, California, February 19, 2022. Copyright © 2022 by Dana Gioia.

Poet and literary critic Dana Gioia and I wrote this short online essay about Morten Lauridsen’s signature work O Magnum Mysterium, which is sung all over the world.

See my 2018 article on O Magnum Mysterium, which provides a full discussion of the genesis of the work: