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CHARPENTIER, Marc-Antoine (1643-1704)
PRELUDE from the TE DEUM (arr.Nigel Wicken)
Concert Classics Series GMCL046

Catalogue Number: GMCL046

Difficulty level: B What's this?

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Prelude from Te Deum (Wicken)  Pack image
Orchestration
2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons
2 Horns in F (alternatively 2 Horns / Saxophones in Eb), 2 Trumpets in Bb, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani
Strings (Violin 1,2, Viola or Violin 3, Cello, Double Bass)

The opening of Charpentier's Te Deum was made known largely by its use as the signature tune of "Eurovision" but more recently has been very popular at weddings or indeed just as an excellent stately march. The piece features the 1st trumpet player. Alternative parts to the F horn parts are provided for Eb horns which can also be used for alto saxophones.
Duration: 2½ minutes
A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.

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