How to pronounce "Te Deum"

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  1. Kevin Hilman

    Kevin Hilman Pianissimo User

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    I love Mark-Antoine Charpentier's prelude from "Te Deum" but have no idea how to pronounce it. For that matter can anyone tell me how to pronounce Charpentier?

    Thanks for your help,

    Kevin
     
  2. BigBadWolf

    BigBadWolf Piano User

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    Either Tay Day-um or Tay Dee-um would be correct.

    Charpentier - Shar-pen-teay
     
  3. bandman

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    Because the E in latin is sounded as an A I would go with Tay Day-um

    Charpentier = Shar pen tee a

    That's a common name in this part of the country!
     
  4. Manny Laureano

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    If you want to sound like a native, try:

    Te like TEST

    De like DESTINY

    Um like BOOM

    ML like EMMEL
     
  5. bandman

    bandman Forte User

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    :worthy: I like that !!! Good one Manny

    bandman like band man
     
  6. trumpetmike

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    banned man, shurely :oops:


    If you are talking to the organist - The Tedious Prelude normally makes sure you are both talking about the same piece

    trumpetmike - pronounced pink haired freak
     
  7. bandman

    bandman Forte User

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    When I got to my brand new band room in 1984 there was a sign on the door put there by the school board -- Banned Room.

    The sad thing was that it was not put there as a joke :-o The person who made the little signs for the different parts of the school actually thought that was how it was spelled! :dontknow:
     
  8. Kevin Hilman

    Kevin Hilman Pianissimo User

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    Thanks for your help!

    KH (kay-aitch)
     
  9. oldlou

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    Hey Bandman

    That is a horrible commentary on the education system down there. I wouldn't advertise it so loudly.

    OLDLOU>>
     
  10. Tootsall

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    Yee HAW!
    *sigh*... this thread is getting very.... "teejus", ain't it?
     

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