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Te Deum laudamus

composer
author of text
Book of Common Prayer

 
The Te Deum laudamus dates from 1964 and is scored for soprano and baritone solo, chorus and organ. The music was written in honour of St Cecilia for a festival service at St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn, London, where it was first performed on 24 November 1964. On this recording only the baritone soloist is heard (at the words ‘We therefore pray thee help thy servants’) and the soprano solos are sung by the boys. In 1966 the composer orchestrated the work, removing all but one of the solo passages and indicating alternative semi-chorus readings in order to effect a better balance with the orchestral texture.

from notes by William McVicker © 1992

Recordings

Leighton: Cathedral Music
CDH55195Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Details

Track 1 on CDH55195 [9'58] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDH55195 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-48901
Duration
9'58
Recording date
7 February 1991
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Leighton: Cathedral Music (CDA66489)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: July 1992
    Deletion date: January 2005
    Superseded by CDH55195
  2. Leighton: Cathedral Music (CDH55195)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: February 2005
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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