Hollinfare Te Deum – choir (ATB) and organ


St Helen’s church in Hollinfare celebrated its 500th anniversary in 1997 and invited the gentlemen of Manchester Cathedral Choir to sing at the celebratory service.
The service included a Te Deum and Jubilate, which I wrote especially for the purpose.
The Te Deum is a full setting with organ and alto, tenor and bass singers.
The Jubilate is a psalm chant.
Both are available on this site.
The sound sample in each case is the original performance.
The words of the Te Deum are:
We praise thee, O God : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee : the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud :
the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim : continually do cry,Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Hosts;
Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty : of thy glory.The glorious company of the Apostles : praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise thee.The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee.The holy Church throughout all the world : doth acknowledge thee;
The Father : of an infinite Majesty;Thine honourable, true : and only Son;
Also the Holy Ghost : the Comforter.Thou art the King of Glory : O Christ.Thou art the everlasting Son : of the Father.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man : thou didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb.When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death : thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God : in the glory of the Father.We believe that thou shalt come : to be our Judge.We therefore pray thee, help thy servants : whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy Saints : in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save thy people : and bless thine heritage.
Govern them : and lift them up for ever.
Day by day : we magnify thee;
And we worship thy Name : ever world without end.
Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep us this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us : as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded.

Live performance by Manchester Voluntary Cathedral Choir:

Video of performance by Budapest Scoring