Hosanna! (GORDIGIANI - MUSSORGSKY) Palm Sunday anthem for 2-part voices mixed choir with piano accompaniment, arr. by Pamela Webb Tubbs

A Palm Sunday Anthem for 2 Lower Voices

Luigi Gordigiani / M. Mussorgsky Arr. by P. Tubbs
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Pamela Webb Tubbs
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Classical music
Choir + keyboard
Instrumental parts

Composer Luigi Gordigiani’s original scoring was for Soprano solo, in the key of D-flat. Modest Mussorgsky set the piece for two voices. The text comes from the Gospel of Matthew, inspired by the loping-style of the music, which reminded me of a donkey’s pace. As was foretold, Jesus Christ chose this mode of transport for His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. I re-arranged the voicing to best suit the limitations of my small church choir.

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