Charpentier & Jordi Savall

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Le concert des Nations
La Jove Capella Reial de Catalunya
Jordi Savall, conductor


Marc Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum in D major
Marc Antoine Charpentier: In Nativitatem Domini Canticum, H 416

One of the best-known works by Marc-Antoine Charpentier is the Te Deum in D major, famously used as the initial fanfare for European TV broadcasts.
Charpentier combines brilliance with introspection in his religious music, including the Te Deum and the motet In nativitatem Domini canticum for four voices and orchestra. The composition, written for a Christmas mass, unites French and Italian music in a splendid narration of Christ’s advent and birth.