Sarti: Te Deum Settings for Prince Potemkin's Victories, Part 1

Series: Classical Era  Publisher: A-R Editions
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Giuseppe Sarti
Te Deum Settings for Prince Potemkin's Victories, Part 1
Tebe Boga khvalim (1789)

Edited by Bella Brover-Lubovsky

C117 Sarti: Te Deum Settings for Prince Potemkin's Victories, Part 1
978-1-9872-0844-3 Full Score (2023) 9x12, xiv + 104 pp.
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The celebrated Italian maestro di cappella Giuseppe Sarti (1729–1802) composed his Tebe Boga khvalim (the Church Slavonic translation of the Te Deum) for double choir with soloists, symphonic orchestra, Russian horn band, and cannons, to celebrate the Russian army’s victory over the Ottomans at the siege of Ochakov in the Russo-Turkish War of 1787–91. Festively premiered in January 1789 at the house of Prince Grigorii Potemkin, Sarti’s employer and patron, this work achieved stunning success and was performed repeatedly in the Russian Empire and Europe well into the nineteenth century. This volume, which represents the first published edition of Sarti’s Tebe Boga khvalim, offers an organ reduction of the original Russian horn band to facilitate performances by a more standard modern ensemble, while also preserving the horn band score and alternative parts for trombones in its appendices.
Tebe Boga khvalim (1789)
Bella Brover-Lubovsky is the author of Tonal Space in the Music of Antonio Vivaldi (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008) and numerous articles concerning music and writings on music in eighteenth-century Italy. Her edition of the musical spectacle Nachal’noe upravlenie Olega (The Early Reign of Oleg) was published by A-R Editions in 2018 as volume 109 in Recent Researches in the Music of the Classical Era. Her work on Te Deum Settings for Prince Potemkin’s Victories is sponsored by a research grant from the Einstein Foundation (Berlin).