Some parishes sing the Te Deum at the end of the mass on Trinity Sunday; at St. Mary’s, two thurifers stand at each end of the altar and swing. Buy Festival Te Deum (SATB) by Benjamin Britten at Choral Sheet Music. A most intriguing work, this has the organ beginning in 3/4 ti. B. BRITTEN – FESTIVAL TE DEUM. Soprano. We praise Thee, O God, Voice with metronome · Emphasised voice and other voices · All voices. Thou art the King.

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Subscribe to our email newsletters. Compositions by Benjamin Britten Te Deums compositions. The choir joins and takes the canticle to its gentle conclusion with the soloist having the last word. Benjamin Britten set it in his Te Deum in C. All these, and Schutz’s Der Festival Te Deum op. Benjamin Britten wrote two settings.

In honor of the Sunday of the Trinity, here’s the Guildford Cathedral Choir ceum this piece ; pretty dramatic! All the earth doth worship thee: The site is also available in several languages.

Home Composers Catalogue Detail. It is all very straightforward in reality, it just looks complicated. The choir, for instance, must not be pulled off course by the different time signature for the organ part in the opening and closing sections.


The goodly fellowship of the Prophets: The noble army of Martyrs: We praise thee, O God: Audio Visual For Sale. Thoughts There is a beautiful inner serenity to the Festivql Te Deumand it runs throughout the work.

Painting c Brian Hogwood. This sets a jubilant tone for the whole programme, which contains some outstanding 20th-century contributions to the Anglican repertoire, including Britten’s Festival Te Deum with its exciting organ effects, Finzi’s triumphant God is gone up and Patrick Gowers’s Viri Galilaeiwhose meditative opening leads to a paean of exultation.

A clip of the recording made by the Choir Of St. We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: The boys might be singing Stanford’s Caelos ascendit hodiebut they could just as easily be trilling ‘Woohoo! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The work begins with the choir singing in unisonimitating the “freedom of Gregorian chant”.

It was composed for the centenary Festival of St. You are commenting using your WordPress. It is a really imaginative approach, and is actually very simple to perform. In the middle section the text “Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ” is exclaimed in fanfare-like motifs in the voices, matched by “short dramatic outbursts” on the organ.


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The organist needs to be a confident musician. Views Read Edit View history. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts dem email.

O Lord, in thee have I trusted: According to the Universal Edition full score, the piano part requires that four pitches be prepared with metal screws and calls for “as large a concert grand as possible” and “amplified.

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The piece ends deep in thought, but is content with that. Where Britten may write eminently practically for the abilities of a parish church choir, he does not make similar allowances for the organist and the accompaniment is key to the success of a performance of this and many other such works.

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