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Marc-Antoine Charpentier : Prelude from the Te Deum - arranged for Piano

The French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) wrote a wide variety of works, including operas and a large amount of sacred music. His "Te Deum" is a motet, i.e. a choral work consisting of many movements, with its Prelude acting as an instrumental introduction written for a small ensemble. The Prelude is in rondo form and it is often played as a stand-alone piece, for example as a church voluntary. Its bright march-like nature makes it suitable for happy occasions such as weddings and other services. For this reason it is often played on an organ, and this arrangement for piano may also be played on an organ with or without pedals.

The work has also been adopted as the theme of the European Broadcasting Union, introducing its broadcasts and best known as the signature tune of the Eurovision Song Contest introducing the programme since the contest started in 1956. You can download the PDF sheet music, or mp3 and midi versions using the links in the left hand menu.

Charpentier's Prelude from the Te Deum for piano - MP3 & Midi files

The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of Charpentier's Prelude from the Te Deum for piano or you can download the MP3 file. You can also download the midi version of Charpentier's Prelude from the Te Deum for piano or alternatively edit/play the midi file.

Charpentier's Prelude from the Te Deum for piano - Sheet Music

The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Charpentier's Prelude from the Te Deum for piano in PDF format.

Charpentier's Prelude from the Te Deum for piano - sheet music 1st page
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