te deum

marc antoine charpentier
te deum

The grand old Erato recording of 1963 with Maurice André on trumpet, when baroque music was played with feeling and conviction and minims were played as minims rather than just the short-bow modern day nonsense. None of the over-researched scientific rubbish we hear so often now. The other highlight of this performance is the addition of a trombone to the continuo. Wonderful. I expect the researchers have already dismissed that possibility as being far too musical and artistic to be included in their versions. And anyway, trombones don't play quavers fast enough.

Part of the autograph c. 1688. Just look at all those minims.

The voices are marked...
 haut-dessus, haute-contre, taille, basse 
... anyone?