Sarti: Te Deum Settings for Prince Potemkin's Victories, Part 2

Series: Classical Era  Publisher: A-R Editions
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Giuseppe Sarti
Te Deum Settings for Prince Potemkin's Victories, Part 2
Te Deum laudamus (1790)

Edited by Bella Brover-Lubovsky

C118 Sarti: Te Deum Settings for Prince Potemkin's Victories, Part 2
978-1-9872-0846-7 Full Score (2023) 9x12, xii + 141

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Rental Parts (2023)
Set of 36 parts: 2200 4200 timp 66443 chorus, errata
The upcoming three hundredth anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Sarti (1729–1802) prompts an artistic and academic reappraisal of the legacy of this once powerful and successful but nowadays virtually neglected composer. Sarti’s four-movement Te Deum laudamus—a choral-orchestral reworking of his earlier Te Deum for double choir and two organs, written in 1781 in Milan—was created during his sojourn in southeastern Europe in the retinue of the Russian Prince Grigorii Potemkin during the 1787–91 Russo-Turkish War. Following Potemkin between his administrative headquarters and military camps, Sarti composed and directed performances of works celebrating victories of the Russian army under his patron’s leadership. Te Deum laudamus was first performed in October 1790 in Bendery (Bender, Moldova) in celebration of the victorious capture of the fortress of Kiliia. Previously preserved exclusively in difficult-to-access manuscripts, this splendid composition is at last available to scholars, performers, and audiences through this volume.
Te Deum laudamus (1790)
I. “Te Deum laudamus,” Allegro con spirito
II. “Te ergo quaesumus,” Largo
III. “Aeterna fac,” Allegro
IV. “In te Domine speravi,” Allegro
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).