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

You are commenting using your Twitter account. A glorious and varied Byrd, Purcell, Bairstow, Laloux and Casals—and that’s just the first five tracks choral recital taking us through the liturgical year from Lent to Trinity. It was composed in to celebrate the centenary of St Mark’s Church, Swindonand was first performed there in Newer Post Older Post Home.

Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas 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.

It takes about five minutes to perform. It’s 32 minutes long! Tintinnabulation is a process in which a chosen triad encircles a melody, manifesting itself in specific positions in relation to the melody according to a predetermined scheme of adjacency. In britgen of the Feetival of the Trinity, here’s the Guildford Cathedral Choir singing this piece ; pretty dramatic!


The holy Church throughout all the world: Home Composers Catalogue Detail. Homage to Paderewski Variations on an Elizabethan Theme Thoughts There is a beautiful inner serenity to the Festival Te Deumand it runs throughout the work.

The importance of the organ part is also stressed, for it often operates in rhythmic independence of the choir, though it is complementing their melodies at all times.

Don’t show me this message again. O Lord, have mercy upon us: O Lord, in thee have I trusted: When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The glorious company of the Apostles: With thanks to Decca.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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. The work is scored for three choirs women’s choir, men’s choir, and mixed choirprepared piano, divisi strings, and wind harp. Here are all the words, in Latin and English, from Wikipedia: Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Subscribe to our email newsletters. Pages with timeline metadata. Languages Nederlands Edit links. The soloist was Peter Titcombe, the organist was G. In the middle section the text “Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ” is exclaimed in fanfare-like motifs nritten the voices, matched by “short dramatic outbursts” on the organ.


The piece ends deep in thought, but is content with that. The presence is breathtaking, the singing of both soloists and choir are quite superb, and the accompaniment by the organi A clip of the recording made by the Choir Of St. Audio Visual For Sale. By using this site, you brittdn to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Festival Te Deum

According to the Universal Edition full score, the piano part requires that four pitches be prepared with metal screws and calls for “as large a concert grand as possible” and “amplified. Festival Te Deum, Op.

Painting c Brian Hogwood. Thou sittest at the right hand of God: List of compositions by Benjamin Britten Category: Make them to be numbered with thy Saints: Also written in Britten wrote the vocal parts for the abilities of a parish church choir, but a demanding organ part. It is all very straightforward in reality, it just looks complicated.

Curnow, and the conductor was J.

Email required Address never made public. Repertoire note by Paul Spicer. We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: Retrieved 16 November Retrieved from ” https: Thou art the King of Glory: Benjamin Britten wrote festjval settings.