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dc.contributor.advisorWheeldon, Marianneen
dc.contributor.advisorSpeller, Franken
dc.creatorTeel, Christopher Brown, 1971-en
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-08T16:29:04Zen
dc.date.available2011-08-08T16:29:04Zen
dc.date.issued2003-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/12925en
dc.descriptionen
dc.description.abstractThe Gregorian chant “Te Deum laudamus” has been sung by the Roman Catholic faithful for over 1000 years. Consisting of 29 verses, the “Te Deum” is variously a song of praise extolling God’s goodness and might, and a song of supplication asking for God’s mercy and benevolence. Several composers in twentieth-century France— composers who were also organists serving the Roman Catholic Church in Paris—wrote organ pieces based on this ancient chant. This treatise examines four settings of the “Te Deum” for organ, each by a different French composer who made unique contributions to organ performance and composition: Charles Tournemire, Jean Langlais, Marcel Dupré, and Jeanne Demessieux. Chapter 1 begins by examining the specialized training in organ improvisation at the Paris Conservatory. The chapter continues by exploring how the composers in this study used this training to meet the demands of their church positions. Chapter 1 closes with a discussion of the roles of Gregorian chant and of the organ in the Roman Catholic mass vi in mid-twentieth-century Paris. The treatise continues with a literary and musical exegesis of the “Te Deum” chant, placing it in its historical context (Chapter 2). Chapters 3-6 then present a biography of each composer and an analysis of each organ Te Deum. The analyses demonstrate how these four composers differently manipulate fragments of the “Te Deum” chant in their organ works.
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectTournemire, Charles, 1870-1939. Improvisations, organ. Improvisation sur le Te Deumen
dc.subjectLanglais, Jean, 1907-1991. Paraphrases grégoriennes. Hymne d'actions de grâcesen
dc.subjectDupré, Marcel, 1886-1971. Paraphrase sur le Te Deumen
dc.subjectDemessieux, Jeanne, 1921-1968. Te Deum, organen
dc.subjectTe Deum laudamus (Music)en
dc.subjectOrgan musicen
dc.title"Te Deum laudamus" : chant fragments in four organ works by Tournemire, Langlais, Dupré, and Demessieuxen
dc.description.departmentMusicen
thesis.degree.departmentMusicen
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Musical Artsen


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