Te Deum, Prelude (Marche en Rondeau) (viola duo)
Title: Te Deum, Prelude (Marche en Rondeau)
Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violas
Printout: 2 pages
Note: This bright march opens Charpentier’s most celebrated motet, the D Major Te Deum. It is ideal music for wedding processionals or recessionals. Although the motet itself uses Christian text, the prelude is textless and, it therefore can be considered non-denominational.