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Te Deum, H.146
Study Score
By Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Choral; Chorus; Orchestra; Piano (Study Score) - intermediate
Study Score. Composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645-1704). Edited by Jean-Paul Montagnier. Arranged by Jean-Paul Montagnier. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Eulenburg Taschenpartituren (Pocket Scores). Von den 4 erhaltenen Vertonungen des Te Deum von Charpentier ist dieses zweifellos sein beruhmtestes Werk, bekannt als Eurovisions-Erkennungsmelodie. Classical. Conductor's/study score. 96 pages. Duration 27'. Eulenburg Edition #ETP 8042. Published by Eulenburg Edition (HL.49010283).

Item Number: HL.49010283

ISBN 9783795767228. 7.5x10.5x0.26 inches.

For SATB Chorus with SSATB Soli and Orchestra. Of the 4 surviving settings of the Te Deum by Charpentier, the present one composed in the 'joyeux et tres guerrier' key of D major, is undoubtedly his most famous work, thanks to television producers who chose its opening prelude to be the Eurovision signature tune in the early 1950s. Although Charpentier's Parisian career is quite well documented, little is known about the genesis and first performance of the Te Deum but it has been suggested that it may have been performed during the celebrations of the military victory of Steinkerque (3 August 1692). It is likely, however, that it was commissioned by the Jesuits of the church of Saint-Louis (today, Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis) for whom Charpentier had been working as maitre de musique since 1687.

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  • Vorwort 
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  • Faksimile des Autographs 
  • Te Deum 

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  • March 28, 2007 Interesting setting of the "Te Deum".

    I tend to judge all other settings of this piece in terms of the magnificent Berlioz Te Deum, Op. 22. (My personal favorite.) Charpentier's Te Deum; while certainly not as flashy , huge or complex as the Berlioz version; is probably one of the more interesting and textured (and longer...

    , consiudering it's Baroque-era origin, at just over a half-hour in duration) settings. If I have any criticism of this particular edition, it's that it's a bit on the expensive side. I can't really speak to accuracy as the recording that I listened to while reading through it isn't a performance of this particular edition. (Although the differences were very minor and didn't detract from my listening pleasure.) If you're interested in this piece, I would also recommend Charpentier's Messe de Minuit (Christmas Mass), H9, also available from Sheet Music Plus

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