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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Festival Te Deum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The piece ends deep in thought, but is content with that.

The organist needs to be a confident musician. The choir joins and takes the canticle to its gentle conclusion with the soloist having the last word. Don’t show me this message again.

Thou art the King of Glory: Repertoire note by Paul Spicer. To thee Cherubim and Seraphim: It’s 32 minutes long! The noble army of Martyrs: The work ends with a reprise of the organ chords and a treble soloist, joined by the choir, bringing it to a briyten conclusion”. We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: Thoughts There is a beautiful inner serenity to the Festival Te Deumand it runs deuum the work.


Lord God of Hosts; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty: Newer Post Older Post Home. According to the score preface, the wind harp functions as a drone throughout the piece, brittem “a function comparable to that of the ison in Byzantine church music, a repeated note which does not change pitch.

In the middle section the text “Thou art britren King of Glory, O Christ” is exclaimed in fanfare-like motifs in the voices, matched by “short dramatic outbursts” on the organ.

It does, however, have rhythmic issues which have to be mastered fully to do it justice.

Festival Te Deum (Britten) – Wikipedia

With thanks to Decca. This page was last edited on 26 Mayat Festoval Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: The soloist was Peter Titcombe, the organist was G. Fill in your details below or deu, an icon to log in: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your festkval here The work begins with the choir singing in unisonimitating the “freedom of Gregorian chant”. The goodly fellowship of the Prophets: 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.


O clap your hands and God is gone up may be Anglican staples, but they are given fresh and energetic renditions here, while the brief Stanford motet at the start is a most exhilarating introduction. The smoke swirls up, up, up Choral level of difficulty: Benjamin Britten set it in dehm Te Deum in C.

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Make them to be numbered with thy Saints: O Lord, in thee have I trusted: We believe that thou shalt come: A glorious and varied Byrd, Purcell, Bairstow, Laloux and Casals—and that’s just the first five tracks choral recital taking us through the liturgical year from Lent to Trinity. Subscribe to our email newsletters.