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Instrumental Only?
  • Text Source: Matthew 21:9
  • Worship Use: Palm Sunday
  • Vocal Part(s): Unison (with opt. 2nd part)
  • Vocal Range: e flat – f’
  • Key: B flat major
  • Meter: 4/4
  • Accompanying Instrument(s): Organ

Target Age Group: Grades K-2 or Grades 3-6

Description: Hosanna! is an exuberant anthem, intended as a Palm Sunday alternative to the (too) frequently sung Christan Gregor Hosanna. Baroque in style, and easily learned by the youngest choristers, this selection is perfect as a choral introit or anthem on Palm Sunday. The echo bars (bars 14, 16, 19-20) may either be sung antiphonally by a small group of children, sung by the entire choir, played by the organ only (as we demonstrate in the recording) or improvised in four-part harmony by an adult choir.

Anthem Warm-Ups

  • bars 13, 15: pitch accuracy
  • bars 20-22: pitch accuracy

Teaching Points

  • Intervallic Tuning: Tuning melodic intervals
  • Interpretation: Singing with dynamics

Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.