Te Deum


SATB, organ, opt. bells, opt. brass
Published by Fresh Ayre Music

The hymn known as Te Deum Laudemus, or, more familiarly, the Te Deum, first appeared in Latin in the Rule of St. Benedict in 540 CE, but had been in existence for some time before that.

During 1999-2000, I was composer-in-residence for three Minnesota congregations through the American Composers Forum’s “Faith Partners” program. This piece was written at the request of Kristina Langlois, the organist and Director of Music at Westwood Lutheran Church in Minnetonka as part of a larger Lutheran Morning Service liturgy. It is intended for liturgical use, and to have optional parts for any of Westwood’s vast musical resources (organ, choir, bell choir, wind ensemble, congregation), to be used in any combination, depending on the attendance of the particular morning.

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You are God: we praise you;
You are the Lord; we acclaim you;
You are the eternal Father:
All creation worships you.

To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.

The glorious company of apostles praise you.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.

Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you;
Father, of majesty unbounded,
your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,
and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

You, Christ, are the king of glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.
When you became man to set us free
you did not shun the Virgin’s womb.

You overcame the sting of death
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.
We believe that you will come and be our judge.

Come then, Lord, and help your people,
bought with the price of your own blood,
and bring us with your saints
to glory everlasting.


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