O Magnum Mysterium
Richard Busch has composed an attractive motet in 16th century style that retains a contemporary flavor in its harmonic language. Mr. Busch has a sensitive touch in setting the different phrases of the text with music that has the feel of inevitability in its flow of ideas. The piece exploits both homophonic and polyphonic possibilities with the music themes and an air of quiet expectancy and intensity pervades its atmosphere. O Magnum Mysterium is a splendid motet for the accomplished choir looking for a satisfying challenge.