Prelude to Te Deum

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.

Listed to this Prelude on YouTube.

Prelude to Te Deum - Charpentier - Palm Strings - Cape Town Wedding Music