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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55020
Recording details: March 1992
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1992
Total duration: 1 minutes 41 seconds

'This disc deserves to go to the top of the charts' (Early Music Review)

'Fine performances from the Brandenburg Consort, excellent documentation. A good CD to start a Baroque collection' (Classic CD)

'This disc can be highly recommended as one of the best in the field' (Fanfare, USA)

Prelude to Te Deum in D, H146

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Charpentier composed an enormous amount of church music, imaginatively scored and with unusually interesting parts for middle voices. Four settings of the Te Deum have survived. This one probably dates from the early 1690s and is scored for trumpets and drums with four-part strings (violin, two violas and bass) doubled by woodwind. The Rondeau theme (made popular as the Eurovision theme tune) is interspersed with two short, contrasting couplets which normally lead directly into the first choral movement.

from notes by Roy Goodman © 1999

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