This English setting of the Te Deum Laudamus is for SSATTB with organ interludes. A reduced piano part is included for use in rehearsals, and the work is also set for orchestra.
Thought to have been written by an Albanian bishop in 5 AD this canticle is an integral part of the Matins service in the Anglican communion, and in both Latin and English in the Roman Catholic church.
At eight and a half minutes long, one considered that rhythmic variety and flowing melodies were essential to maintain interest, so this is indeed a paean of praise !
Born 1940, in New Zealand Army 1960 -1964 serving in Malaya for two years. Founded the Ron Naylor Art School in 1964. Trained as an organist and compose for that instrument, choral works, piano works, organ works, and symphonies for orchestra. Started breeding rhododendrons in 1985, but none registered as yet. Forced out of Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 by earthquake damage, and now live nearby in Prebbleton. Not quite poor as a church mouse, but I'm working on it !
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