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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    To me, any Te Deum is similar in character to that single word that differs by just one letter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    To me, any Te Deum is similar in character to that single word that differs by just one letter.
    Hah! First I was completely baffled, but after half a minute I got it! Wonderful

    As for myself, a large reason I like them so much is that I like the poem so much. It's more a hymn to the church than a hymn about religious experience as such, or rather, the latter is included but only within confines of the former... that strikes a chord with me.
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    Another reason: they are some of the most brisky and energizing sacred music you can find. There's often a military march-like, patriotic atmosphere as a side effect.
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    Decades ago in my parish church choir we used to sing "Tu Rex Gloriae Christe" by Gounod, which I believe comes from his Te Deum, and great fun it was to sing too. Does anyone know of a recording by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animal the Drummer View Post
    Decades ago in my parish church choir we used to sing "Tu Rex Gloriae Christe" by Gounod, which I believe comes from his Te Deum, and great fun it was to sing too. Does anyone know of a recording by any chance?
    It's from Bizet I believe.



    If so this is a very good recording!

    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/A...nce/ELQ4762947
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    Nice try and thanks for the attempt, but I'm afraid that isn't the one I have in mind.

    The music is attractive though, so dank u wel for flagging up something new to explore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliogabo View Post
    Charpentier is.
    For me as well...
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    Bruckner for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animal the Drummer View Post
    Nice try and thanks for the attempt, but I'm afraid that isn't the one I have in mind.

    The music is attractive though, so dank u wel for flagging up something new to explore.
    Did you find what you re looking for eventfully ?
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    Thanks for asking - no, not yet, but I love a hunt like this, so it's not a problem!

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    For me, Arvo Pärt's. In that wonderfully atmospheric recording made in a small ancient church in Finland, by the Estionian 'Philharmonic' Chamber Choir under Tonu Kaljuste somewhere in the 1990s. ECM New Series, I mean.

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    Bruckner and Haydn no.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruckner Anton View Post
    Bruckner and Haydn no.2
    Got that one:
    Maria Stader, Hertha Töpper, Ernst Haefliger, Ivan Sardi

    Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ferenc Fricsay
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azol View Post
    Bruckner
    Pärt
    Amen! Bruckner conducted by Karajan sounds so epic...

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    Have to advertise a bit here. The Te Deum by Walter Braunfels is something you guys really should hear. He makes it longer and journey-like, from darkness to light, so not just exaltation. Almost like there's some Mahlerian psycho-drama included. Expect parts with heavenly radiance and hellish despair.
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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