In 1892 Dvorák received a prestigious commission from New York to write a festive cantata to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America. In response he wrote an impressive work in a very short space of time – his "Te Deum", which expresses in celebratory style the old hymn of praise in four effective, contrasting sections. In preparing the Carus edition, a careful assessment has been made of the variant readings of the autograph score and first printed edition, drawing on these as sources. The result is that the work is newly available in a modern, scholarly edition. The complete performance material is available on sale.