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Track(s) taken from CDH55220

Te Deum in G

composer
1928; composed for the enthronement of the Dr C G Lang as Archbishop of Canterbury, 4 December 1928
author of text
Book of Common Prayer

Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor), Thomas Trotter (organ)
Recording details: February 1983
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1987
Total duration: 7 minutes 15 seconds

Cover artwork: Photograph of Gloucester Cathedral, known as 'The Lighthouse in the Vale' by Sydney A Pitcher
Reproduced by kind permission of Gloucestershire County Council
 
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Other recordings available for download

Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)

Reviews

'The Corydon Singers are superb in this music … truly exquisite and subtle; this is wonderful choral singing in every way' (American Record Guide)
The Te Deum in G was set by Vaughan Williams in 1928. Commissioned for the enthronement of Cosmo Lang as Archbishop of Canterbury on 4 December, this latter piece rolls with confidence from the outset, a strong declamatory unison leading to an antiphonal representation of the angelic chorus before the opening material is transformed into a prayerful, supplicatory ending.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2005

Le Te Deum in G, mis en musique par Vaughan Williams, fut commandé pour l’intronisation de Cosmo Lang à la dignité d’archevêque de Cantorbéry, le 4 décembre 1928, cette pièce retentit de confiance, d’emblée: un puissant unisson déclamatoire débouche sur une représentation antiphonée du chœur angélique, avant que le matériau d’ouverture ne soit mué en une conclusion déprécatoire, suppliante.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2005
Français: Hypérion

Im 1928 komponierte Vaughan Williams das Te Deum in G. Dieses letztere Werk wurde anlässlich der Inthronisation von Cosmo Lang als Erzbischof von Canterbury am 4. Dezember in Auftrag gegeben und kommt von Anfang an sehr selbstbewusst daher; ein starkes deklamatorisches Unisono führt zu einer antiphonischen Darstellung des Engelschors bevor das Anfangsmaterial in ein bittendes, flehendes Ende umgewandelt wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2005
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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CDA67503
The Feast of Michaelmas at Westminster Abbey
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