Dettingen Te Deum
ATB vocal soli, SSATB choir, 2 oboes, bassoon, 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 violin, viola, basso continuo
Dettinger Te Deum. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Benedikt Poensgen. This edition: Paperbound. Stuttgart Urtext Edition. German title: Dettinger Te Deum. Praise and thanks. Vocal score. With Language: English/German. Composed 1743. HWV 283. 80 pages. Duration 40 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5528303).
Item Number: CA.5528303
ISBN M-007-09642-7. With Language: English/German. Praise and thanks.
- edition based on the autograph, from which Handel conducted the first performance
- detailed foreword in three languages
- critical Report with information about the source situation, the edition, and containing the individual readings (alternative readings, etc.)
Great occasions call for great music
The Dettinger Te Deum is a brilliant example of how Handel could capture the tone for festive occasions as had never been done before. The expression of the exalted character of this official work is imparted through Handel's express use of timpani and trumpets. Gentler and more serious movements effectively complement the work.
The basis for the present critical edition of this work is the London autograph, which has survived and from which Handel probably conducted the first performance. In addition, the initial concluding version of the chorus-;Make them to be number'd-; has been published in this edition. In this version Handel strived for a more compact and stricter voice leading.