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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Retrieved from ” https: Antoine, when he was Maitre de Musique there. Please login to view your account. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat After the work’s rediscovery in by French musicologist Carl de Nysthe instrumental prelude, Marche en rondeauwas chosen in as the fron music preceding the broadcasts of the European Broadcasting Union.

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Te Deum (Charpentier) – Wikipedia

Furthermore, serpents were frequently used to double the bass line of vocal choirs in 17th century France. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The prelude was used for the introduction of the Olympiad films by Bud Greenspan. You can still place orders but they will not be despatched until we reopen.

Click the play button deym to hear a performance which has been computer-generated from the score. Alternative parts to the F horn parts are provided for Eb horns which can also be used for alto saxophones.

In subsequent versets, nos. 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.


A piece may be easy for the strings but difficult for the brass; it may feature a tricky instrumental solo but the other parts may be relatively straight forward. 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.

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. A number of the arrangements listed are designed to simplify works to some dfum but composers of many original works featured did not consider difficulty when writing them. If chagpentier do, please would you be kind enough to advise me by dejm – bawden37 sky. Like most websites, Goodmusic uses cookies.

Te Deum, H.146 (Charpentier, Marc-Antoine)

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. Prelude from Te Deum 2: These are the qualities that strike one most in this wonderful work, and it seems extraordinary that it is not more widely performed. As cookies are essential to the proper functioning of this site, if you object to their use please exit now.

Charpentier considered the key D-major as “bright and very warlike”. Te Deum – Marc-Antonin Charpentier – Those of you who watch the Eurovision Song Contest will recognise the theme from the opening prelude, which for many years has been the signature tune for that competition.


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. Translated by Taylor, Steve.

Charpentier – Te Deum – Programme Notes

Les manuscrits autographes de Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Charpentier apparently intended to orchestrate the work according to the traditional exegesis tte the Latin text. Firstly, Charpentier uses a much larger instrumental band than any previous French composer of church music. As a young man, he studied in Rome with Carissimi, acquiring valuable first-hand experience of opera and oratorio – both relatively new forms at that time.

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The powerful effect of the Te Deum is achieved by a variety of means. Charpentier authored six Te Deum preludf, although only four of them have survived.

The choir thus predominates in the first part verset 1—10, praise of God, heavenly dimensionand individual soloists in the second part verset 11—20, Christological section, secular dimension. The Te Deumwhich dates from aboutwas probably written for the great Jesuit church of St.

The choir and other soloists join gradually. If you wish to use these notes for commercial purposes, e.