Format: CD
Label: ALPHA
Rel. Date: 01/12/2024
UPC: 3701624510186

Te Deum
Artist: Charpentier / Desmarest / Lefebvre
Format: CD


1. Prélude [01:19]
2. Te Deum laudamus [01:05]
3. Te aeternum Patrem [03:36]
4. Te per orbem terrarum [03:31]
5. Tu, devicto mortis aculeo [01:19]
6. Tu ergo quaesumus [02:31]
7. Aeterna fac cum sanctis [02:12]
8. Dignare Domine - Fiat misericordia [03:47]
9. In te Domine speravi [02:18]
10. Prélude [00:47]
11. Te Deum laudamus [03:57]
12. Te gloriosus apostolorum chorus [01:38]
13. Te martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus [01:09]
14. Te per orbem terrarum [00:49]
15. Patrem immensæ majestatis [01:33]
16. Tu rex gloriæ, Christe [01:49]
17. Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem [01:56]
18. Tu de victo mortis aculeo [01:18]
19. Tu ad dexteram Dei sedes [01:24]
20. Te ergo quæsumus famulis tuis subveni [02:03]
21. Æterna fac cum sanctis tuis [00:54]
22. Salvum fac populum tuum Domine [00:45]
23. Et rege eos [01:02]
24. Per singulos dies benedicimus te [01:21]
25. Dignare Domine die isto [02:12]
26. Miserere nostri Domine [01:33]
27. Fiat misericordia tua [01:27]
28. In te Domine speravi [01:48

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Two Te Deums go head to head! The famous one by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and a completely new one by Henry Desmarets. Charpentier and Desmarets, remarkable composers of both sacred music and opera, shar ed a taste for Italian music and travel, but they also shared the disadvantage of having spent some time in Jean-Baptiste Lully's 'shadow'! Desmarets' life was somewhat tormented, between disgrace and exile; it was while he was superintendent of music at the Court of Lorraine that he composed two Te Deums, including the Te Deum "de Lyon". Written for the same ensemble as Charpentier's famous Te Deum, it uses trumpets and timpani for the grandiloquent sections. It is a true work of craftsmanship, notably in the variety of instrumentation, but also in it's alternation of different vocal forces