Prelude to Te Deum

Charpentier

Prelude to Te Deum by Charpentier is one of many musical numbers that Palm Strings has learnt in order to provide the ideal live music at the various weddings, birthday parties, functions and even funerals at which it plays. Customers frequently place requests with us which we learn free of charge in order to provide the right music for their occasion.

The Te Deum dates from around 1692 and was probably written for the great Jesuit church of St. Paul in Rue St. Antoine, when he was Maitre de Musique there. Its brilliance suggests that it must have been written in celebration of some special occasion, such as the recent French victory at Steinkerque on August 3rd, 1692.

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