• We Praise Thee, O God
  • To Thee All Angels Cry Aloud
  • The Glorious Company of the Apostles
  • Thou Art the King of Glory
  • Thous Sittest at the Right Hand of God
  • We Therefore Pray Thee
  • O Lord, Save Thy People
  • Day by Day we Magnify Thee
  • O Lord, Have Mercy Upon Us
  • O Lord, in Thee Have I Trusted

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano, Tenor
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Instrumentation: String orchestra, 9 x brass, organ, timpani, percussion
  • Published by: Novello & Co

To Thee All Angels from the Te Deum

Te Deum (excerpt)

This setting of the Te Deum conveys the powerful and dramatic nature of this ancient prayer.  There are moments of great intensity as well as profound intimacy and the combination of strings, brass, organ and percussion creates a lush and varied dynamic palate.  The choral writing is powerful – at times energetic and declamatory and at other times quietly beautiful and reflective.  The writing for solo soprano and tenor makes for sections of real contrast and contemplation.  The musical style is of the 21st century but firmly rooted in the past with English overtones of Handel and Purcell.

The Te Deum was commissioned by the Lancaster Chorale and Lancaster Festival, Ohio.

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We praise thee, O God : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee : the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim : continually do cry,
Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Hosts;
Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty : of thy glory.
The glorious company of the Apostles : praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world : doth acknowledge thee;
The Father : of an infinite Majesty;
Thine honourable, true : and only Son;
Also the Holy Ghost : the Comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory : O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son : of the Father.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man : thou didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death : thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God : in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come : to be our Judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants : whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy Saints : in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save thy people : and bless thine heritage.
Govern them : and lift them up for ever.
Day by day : we magnify thee;
And we worship thy Name : ever world without end.
Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep us this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us : as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded.

Words: Te Deum from The Book of Common Prayer