William Boyce’s Te Deum And Jubilate In C was written for four Voices (SATB) with Bass continuo (Piano) accompaniment and first published in 1790. The lyrics of the two sacred pieces are both in English translation – an early Christian hymn of praise (Te Deum) and Psalm 100 (Jubilate). As morning canticles they are usually sung at Morning Prayer in the Anglican tradition. Duration, if performed together, is approximately 6:15 minutes.
William Boyce is widely regarded as one of the most important English-born composers of the 18th century, however he remains little-performed today. The beauty of his sacred compositions is proof of his lifelong involvement with various aspects of Church music (as a choirboy, organist and composer) since the age of 9.