Approximate running time: 2 hours
3224 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota FL 34239
According to ancient legend, the Te Deum was spontaneously composed and sung alternately by St. Ambrose and St. Augustine on the night St. Ambrose baptized St. Augustine in Milan in AD 387. This joyful text is traditionally sung on occasions of public rejoicing and has been set by almost every major composer. This program traces the origins from AD 387 with antiphonal plainchant to works by Handel, Haydn, Dvorak, Bruckner and others.