Marc-Antoine Charpentier composed his grand polyphonic motet Te Deum (H. 146)
in D major probably between 1688 and 1698, during his stay at the Jesuit Church
of Saint-Louis in Paris, where he was musical director. This Te Deum is
written for SATB choir, and SSATB Soli or SSTTB Soli for some scores and
Their are several scores most of which are compatible with each other, some
with some minor differences. Our recording has been prepared using the first
authoritative performing edition from the original manuscript prepared by French
baroque scholar Lionel Sawkins.
This Te Deum has gained popularity comparatively recently, possibly due to
the opening prelude (Rondeau) being adopted as the theme tune that is played
before broadcasts by the European Broadcasting Union, most notably the
Eurovision Song Contest as well has lesser known broadcasts.
Please scroll down to review our demonstration samples for this work at the
foot of this page.