Charpentier – Prelude, Te Deum (Dectet)

Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Duration: 2 minutes
Price: £15
Grade: 7-8
Instrumentation: Brass Dectet

Trumpet 1 and 2 in D
Trumpet 3 and 4 in Bb
French Horn
3 Trombones
Bass Trombone

Charpentier’s Te Deum has long been recognised as one of the most famous Baroque-era trumpet melodies. This arrangement, penned for Kensington Brass in their 2013-14 season, showcases 2 ornate piccolo trumpet players and provides plenty of space throughout the ensemble parts. It is a perfect opening item for any concert or Baroque themed programme. Accessible and virtuosic, audiences continually love the sparkling sound of the solo trumpet lines.

Also Available For:

Brass Trio

Brass Quintet

Quarantine Brass Quintet Performance:

(With guest soloist Alan Thomas, Principal Trumpet of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)

Sample Score: