Te Deum


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Te Deum

1. an ancient Latin hymn in rhythmic prose, sung or recited at matins in the Roman Catholic Church and in English translation at morning prayer in the Church of England and used by both Churches as an expression of thanksgiving on special occasions
2. a musical setting of this hymn
3. a service of thanksgiving in which the recital of this hymn forms a central part

Te Deum

 

(Te Deum laudamus), a Roman Catholic hymn composed in the fourth century and sung at services on holy days and solemn occasions and during processions. Composers wrote polyphonic elaborations of the liturgical melody of the Te Deum beginning in the 13th century, and Te Deums written for concert performance at secular festivals appeared in the 18th century. The latter were usually written for choir, or choirs, and symphony orchestra, often with vocal soloists and organ. Handel’s Te Deum is a noteworthy example. Te Deums were composed in the 19th century by Berlioz, Liszt, Verdi, Bruckner, and Dvořák.

A corresponding work in the Orthodox Church is the Khvalebnaia pesn’ (Song of Praise), or Tebe boga khvalim (God, we praise thee), an anonymous znamennyi chant with later versions by various composers. There are settings for one or two choirs by D. S. Bortnianskii, S. I. Davydov, and N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov.

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For Matins, Purcell provides settings of the Benedicite and Jubilate as alternatives to the Te Deum and Benedictus; similarly, for Evensong, providing the Cantate Domino and Deus misereatur as alternatives to the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis.
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Following a concert at The Vatican in 2011, which featured Bruckner's Ninth Symphony and the Te Deum, Pope Benedict praised Bruckner's music saying: "It is a reminder for us to open our horizons and think of eternal life, not so as to escape the present, though burdened with problems and difficulties, but to experience it more intensely, bringing a little light, hope and love into the reality in which we live.
1687: Jean-Baptiste Lully, composer who made |French opera popular, died from an abscess on his foot caused by striking it with the stick he used to conduct his Te Deum.
That's why before that day, I practiced my Italian, what I would tell him," a Filipino seminarian based in Rome said of his encounter with the pope before the Te Deum and Vespers on December 31, 2014.
Simon Thorpe's Scarpia was dangerously honeyed, but perhaps not heavy enough for the great Te Deum scene, and perhaps losing a little control at the top of phrases in his crucial, seduction-plotting Act Two.
Whilst making their way up the stairs they are believed to have sung the Te Deum.
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