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Teixeira: Te Deum. Album by The Sixteen

Teixeira: Te Deum. Album by The Sixteen

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Winner of a Diapason d'Or award

This remains the only recording of this exuberant and unique baroque piece, and a multiple award-winner.

António Teixeira's extraordinary and grandly structured setting of the Te Deum was written for a New Year's Eve performance in 1734 in the Italian Church of his home city, Lisbon. Calling for eight soloists, five spaced choirs and a large orchestra, this lavish and ornate piece bubbles and sparkles through the text with an easy zest and breezy charm that is distinctively Portuguese, giving us a rare insight into musical life in Lisbon before the devastating earthquake of 1755.

Includes solo performances by Lynda Russell, Gillian Fisher, Catherine Denley, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, William Kendall, Andrew Murgatroyd, Michael George and Peter Harvey.


The Sixteen
The Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Harry Christophers

Track Listing

António Teixeira (1707 - c1759)
1. Te Deum laudamus
2. Tibi omnes Angeli
3. Sanctus
4. Te gloriosus
5. Te Martyrum candidatus
6. Patrem immensae maiestatis
7. Sanctum quoque
8. Tu Patris sempiternus
9. Tu devicto mortis
10. ludex crederis
11. Te ergo quaesumus
12. Salvum fac
13. Per singulos dies
14. Dignare Domine
15. Fiat misericordia tua
16. In te Domine speravi