1 Te Deum in D (Z232) Henry Purcell (1659-95)
2. My Beloved Spake (Z28) Henry Purcell
3. Te Deum (from Op. 34) Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
4. Rejoice in the Lamb (Op. 30) Benjamin Britten (1913-76)
5. Te Deum ‘Collegium Regale’ (1944) Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
The Majesty of thy Glory
The programme explores three fascinating and contrasting settings of the Te Deum: A stalwart of the church liturgy (first conceived as far back as AD 387), these settings span over 300 years of English music history, composed respectively in 1694 (Purcell), 1897 (Elgar) and 1944 (Howells).