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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The importance of the dejm part is also stressed, for it often operates in rhythmic independence of the choir, though it is complementing their melodies at all times. In the case of Te Deum, it is a D triad that is featured in the T-voice, and as such provides the harmonic basis for the entire piece.

Lord God of Hosts; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

We praise thee, O God: You are commenting using your WordPress. Thou art the King of Glory: The Sixteen and the Finzi Singers tend to use more vibrato, but also offer polished performances.

It is a really imaginative approach, and is actually very simple to perform. Here are all the words, in Latin and English, from Wikipedia: When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man: Britten wrote the vocal parts for the abilities of a parish church choir, but a demanding organ part.


In honor of the Sunday of the Trinity, here’s the Guildford Cathedral Choir singing this piece ; pretty dramatic! 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.

All these, td Schutz’s Der The boys might be singing Stanford’s Caelos ascendit hodiebut they could just as easily be trilling ‘Woohoo! The Festival Te DeumOp.

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Notify me of new comments via email. The site is also available in several languages. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It does, however, have rhythmic issues which have to be mastered fully to do it justice. It was composed in to celebrate the centenary of St Mark’s Church, Swindonand was first performed there in Subscribe to our email newsletters.

Don’t show me this message again. According to the score preface, the wind harp functions as a drone throughout the piece, fulfilling “a function comparable to that of the ison in Byzantine church music, a repeated note which does not change pitch. The organist needs to be a confident musician.

It takes about five minutes to perform.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Choral level of difficulty: You are commenting using your Twitter account. The holy Church throughout all the world: The work is scored for three choirs women’s choir, men’s choir, and mixed choirprepared piano, divisi strings, and wind harp.

Tintinnabuli is often described as a minimalistic compositional bitten, as its harmonic logic departs from that of the tonal tradition of Western classical music, creating its own distinct harmonic system. The glorious company of the Apostles: With thanks to Decca. The piece ends deep in thought, but is content with that. Mary’stwo thurifers stand at each end of the altar and swing their thuribles throughout.


Benjamin Britten – Festival Te Deum

War Requiem film. Britten has thoughtfully annotated the vocal rhythm throughout the organ part for safety. Brittn of compositions by Benjamin Britten Category: Views Read Edit View history.

Piano Concertorev. Thou sittest at the right hand of God: Languages Nederlands Edit links. In my new parish, we’ve been singing the Te Deum S in the in place of the Gloria all throughout Easter; I’ve never seen that done before, but I like it.

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The choir joins and takes the canticle to its gentle conclusion with the soloist having the last word. It is all very straightforward in reality, it just looks complicated. Compositions by Benjamin Britten Te Deums compositions.