Programme

Te Deum laudamus Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585)
Te Deum laudamus William Byrd (c1543-1623)
Organ solo
Fantasie, MB 46
William Byrd
Te Deum laudamus Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Interval  
Te Deum laudamus Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Te Deum laudamus Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Organ solo
Psalm Prelude, Op.32 no. 1
Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Te Deum laudamus
Collegium Regale
Herbert Howells
Organ solo
Crown Imperial
William Walton (1902-1983)
Te Deum laudamus William Walton

Opening of Purcell Te Deum

A solemn Te Deum is ordered on all occasions of rejoicing in Christian countries, so that, throughout history, nations opposed in war have used the same hymn to thank God for their alternating victories against one another.

Percy Scholes, (1877-1958) English musicologist, and author of the Oxford Companion to Music.