Photo: 31 August 2007.
Source: Own work.
Author: Rob Bendall (Highfields).
Solemn "Te Deum".
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The "Te Deum" (also known as The Ambrosian Hymn or A Song of The Church) is an Early-Christian Hymn of Praise. The title is taken from its opening Latin words, "Te Deum laudamus",
rendered as "Thee, O God, We Praise".
Monks of one of The Abbeys of The Solesmes Congregation
sing this beautiful Chant. The Te Deum is attributed to
two Fathers and Doctors of The Church, Saint Ambrose
and Saint Augustine, and is one the most majestic Chants
in The Liturgy of The Church.
It is sung in Traditional Seminaries and Monastic Houses
at The Divine Office and for Double Feasts of The First Class (Editor: Such as The Feast of All Saints), The Nativity, Easter, Corpus Christi, Epiphany, Pentecost, and those Feasts
which have an Octave.
The Solemn Te Deum is sung on all occasions of public
Church rejoicing (in Traditional Catholic Churches).