Prelude to Te Deum for trumpet and organ by Marc-Antoine Charpentier available at Editions Bim. Te Deum Prelude “By Marc-Antoine Charpentier (). For trumpet solo ( in C or D, or piccolo trumpet in A) and organ accompaniment. Baroque. Marc-Antoine Charpentier () can be considered the pre-eminent French His Te Deum, of which the Prelude has become well known ( particularly in.

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Secondly, he exploits to its fullest advantage the customary Baroque technique of contrasting full orchestral and choral forces with solo voices accompanied by just a few instruments. These are the qualities that strike one most in this wonderful work, and it seems extraordinary that it is not more widely performed.

The composition is scored for five soloists SSATB and choir SATBaccompanied with an instrumental ensemble of 2 nonspecified recorders or flutes, 2 oboes, trumpet, low trumpet and timpani playing the same part2 violins, 2 violas “haute-contres de violon” and “tailles de violon” and basso continuo. You can still place orders but they will not be despatched until we reopen.

Typical continuo instruments used in French baroque music are ” basses de violon ” a cello -like, large scaled instrument often replaced by cellos in modern performancesorgan, harpsichord, theorbo, bass viol and bassoon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Charpentier – Te Deum – Programme Notes

Charpentier apparently intended to orchestrate the work according to the traditional exegesis of the Latin text. Its brilliance and powerful dramatic impact suggest that it must have been written in celebration of some special occasion, such as the recent French victory at Steinkerque on August 3 rd The piece features the 1st trumpet player. Click the play button below to hear a performance which has been computer-generated from the score.

Translated by Taylor, Steve. The powerful effect of the Te Deum is achieved by a variety of means. Norfolk Suite Violin 2 by Paul Lewis.

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Prelude to Te Deum

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A number of the arrangements listed are designed to simplify works to some extent but composers of many original works featured did not consider difficulty when writing them.

To those using these notes You are more than welcome to use all or part of these notes for your choral society or church programme, or for educational purposes. Retrieved from ” https: Please login to view your account. Views Read Edit View history.


Furthermore, serpents were frequently used to double the bass line of vocal choirs in 17th century France. Antoine, when he was Maitre de Musique there. Firstly, Charpentier uses a much larger instrumental band than any previous French composer of church music. The Te Deumwhich dates from aboutwas probably written for the great Jesuit church of St. We use these simple text files in order to deliver a personalised service allowing features such as the shopping basket to work.

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier was, next to Lully, the most remarkable figure in late seventeenth-century French musical life, with a prolific output of sacred and secular music. Charpentier authored six Te Deum settings, although only four of them have survived. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Problems playing this file? Like most websites, Goodmusic uses cookies.

What our levels mean: Te Deum – Marc-Antonin Charpentier – In subsequent versets, nos. The prelude was used for the introduction of charpenntier Olympiad films by Bud Greenspan.