194. CFAMC Listening Page – Lavinia Kell Parker

DECEMBER 20, 2020
Lavina Kell Parker
O Magnum Mysterium


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Latin text:
O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
iacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum Iesum Christum.
English translation:
O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the newborn Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
the Lord, Jesus Christ.


LAVINIA KELL PARKER’S use of improvisation with traditional compositional elements garnered her the New Genre Award from the International Alliance of Women in Music, and top prizes in choral composition including the ACCC, the New York Treble Singers and the Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition. Her choral works have been performed by elite choirs internationally and over the airwaves with CBC radio and PBS television. An educator of 20 years, she has focused on bringing the joy of music to children and is the founder of Coulee Composers, a composition club for children in southern Alberta. Lavinia is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre and an Instructor at the University of Lethbridge Conservatory of Music.