Te Deum/Min al acmaaq

For alto and chamber choir
Te Deum was written in 2022 for Fokko Oldenhuis and his Utrechtse Studenten Cantorij.
Published by Donemus

I made this music for Fokko Oldenhuis and his Utrechtse Studenten Cantorij. It is about the clash between ideal and reality, the clash between west and east and about the communication between them -- the communication which came to a disastrous end last year in Afghanistan.

Te Deum Laudamus

Te Deum Laudamus, te Dominum confitemur

Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur

Tibi omnes Angeli; tibi caeli et universae potestetes.

Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim incessabili voce proclamant:

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.

De Profundis

Min al acmaaq Sarakhtu ilayka yarab

Yarab, ismao sawtii

Litakun odhonaaka moSghayatayn ilaa sawtii taDarracaatii

In kunta turaaqibu al aathaama yarab

Yaa sayyid, faaman yakuf

We praise thee oh God

We praise thee oh God, we acknowledge thee to be the Lord

All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting

To thee all Angels cry aloud, the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.

Cherubim and Seraphim cry out to you in endless praise

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts,

From the depths I cry to you

From the depths I cry to you, oh Lord!

Oh Lord, hear my voice

Let your ears be attentive to my prayers

If you were counting our sins, oh Lord

Oh Lord, who could stand...?