Te Deum in E flat major (William Child)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-27)  CPDL #65290:         
Editor: Mike Wallen (submitted 2021-07-27).   Score information: Letter, 23 pages, 529 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: choir voices use C-clefs. In some cases I have separated the divisi into two staves, hoping to make it easier for singers.

General Information

Title: Te Deum in E major
First Line: We praise thee, O God
Composer: William Child
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with divisi and 4 voice parts on both cantoris and decani sides (8 total)
Genre: SacredMorning Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: Organ continuo

    Manuscript ca. 1680 in Cambridge Music Ms 117
First published: 1790 in Cathedral Music, Volume 1 (Samuel Arnold), no. 7
Description: This work, as published by Arnold, is a complex piece in its voice distribution. In his table of contents, Arnold shows verse voices for Treble, Countertenor, Tenor and Bass for both sides (Decani and Cantoris) for a total of 8 voices. Then for the full sections he writes it in 4 staves (Treble, Countertenor, Tenor and Bass) but has divisi often in the Treble and sometimes also in other voices.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Te Deum.