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Zoltán Kodály: Te Deum

  • for soloists, mixed choir and orchestra
  • 2 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, org, str
  • Duration: 20’
  • Soloists:
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    1st clarinet in A
    2nd clarinet in A
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    3rd trumpet in C
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    organ (ad lib.)
    violin I
    violin II
    double bass
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Zoltán Kodály
  • Table of contents:
    Te Deum (für Soli, gemischten Chor und Orchester)
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Zoltán Kodály: Te Deum for soli, mixed choir (SATB) and orchestra | UE10849A

  • Edition type: choral score
  • Languages: Latin
  • Format: 21.0 × 29.7 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2960-7
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-05582-9
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Although Kodály composed this piece for a specific occasion (the 250th anniversary of the liberation of Buda from Turkish rule), it is a hymn of praise to the Lord, which seems to speak for all mankind. He uses the Latin text of the 4th-century Christian doxology, whereas the score eschews Hungarian folk music, thus giving the "Te Deum" its universality. It reflects Kodály's deep religiosity, which he never renounced, even during the years of Stalinist dictatorship.

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  • Te Deum (für Soli, gemischten Chor und Orchester)

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