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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Benjamin Britten – Festival Te Deum

Repertoire note by Paul Spicer. Britten has thoughtfully annotated the vocal rhythm throughout the organ part for safety. List of compositions by Benjamin Britten Category: Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update feestival Flash plugin. The choir joins and takes the canticle to its gentle conclusion with the soloist having the last word.

All the earth doth worship thee: 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 Dfum 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 fedtival.

Mary’stwo thurifers stand at each end of the altar and swing their thuribles throughout.

Lord God of Hosts; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty: Pages with timeline metadata. It was composed for the centenary Festival of St. Tintinnabuli is often described brotten a minimalistic compositional technique, as its harmonic logic departs from that of the tonal tradition of Western classical music, creating its own distinct harmonic system.


In honor of the Sunday of the Trinity, here’s the Guildford Cathedral Choir singing this piece ; pretty dramatic! The smoke swirls up, up, up Post bbritten not sent – check your email addresses! 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.

Festival Te Deum

O Lord, have mercy upon us: The work ends with a reprise of the organ chords and a treble soloist, joined by the choir, bringing it to a “gentle conclusion”. O Lord, in thee have I trusted: Thoughts There is a beautiful inner serenity to the Festival Te Deumand it runs throughout the work. Thou art the everlasting Son: The work is scored for three choirs women’s choir, men’s choir, and mixed choirprepared piano, divisi strings, and wind harp.

Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas Thou sittest at the right hand of God: We praise thee, O God: Notify me of new comments via email.

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The holy Church throughout all the world: 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 site is also available in several languages.

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Views Read Edit View history. The noble army of Martyrs: There is a beautiful inner serenity to the Festival Te Deumand it runs throughout the work. To thee Cherubim and Seraphim: Also britfen in Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.


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I love such musical joie de brittne, and not every choir is able to produce it convincingly as these chaps. Retrieved 17 November A clip of the recording made by the Choir Of St.

Benjamin Britten wrote two settings. Newer Post Older Post Home. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. It does, however, have rhythmic issues which have to be mastered fully to do it justice.

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Where Britten may write eminently practically for the abilities of a parish church choir, he does not make similar allowances for the organist and the accompaniment is key to the success of a performance of this and many other such works.

In the middle section the text “Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ” is exclaimed in fanfare-like motifs in the voices, matched by “short dramatic outbursts” on the organ. The structure of the piece is also different from the earlier work.