Te Deum in E flat major (William Child)
- 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.
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: Sacred, Morning Canticles
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.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Te Deum.