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Instrumentation: SATB, Piano
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)
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Karl Jenkins's uplifting and celebratory Te Deum for choir and orchestra, premiered in Nov 2008, arranged for mixed choir (SATB) and piano. Latin.
The work is moderate length (15 mins) and accessible to choirs of all sizes. Jenkins is the Patron of the Liverpool Welsh Choral Union, who commissioned the new work to celebrate the city's European Capital of Culture year.
A joyous, theatrical piece of music which alternates between dynamic, brassy flourishes and the lush rise and fall of massed voices.
This is Jenkins' third piece in a row to provide a setting for a traditional Latin text - the piano accompanied arrangement for SATB was originally scored for voices, trumpet, percussion and strings. This edition makes Te Deum accesible to choirs of all sizes and will prove a popular and challenging addition to repertoire.
No exotica this time from Jenkins, but a stylistically eclectic work nevertheless
Music Teacher magazine
Jenkins' music is straightforward, vigorous and accessible - there is variety, in the gentle 'adagio' section that follows the driving, action-packed opening tutti, a clear sense of direction and shape throughout, and an energetic peroration by way of finale, ending in a unanimous choral shout.
The Singer magazine