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Palm Sunday SATB anthem with organ and brass

I am looking for repertoire for SATB choir, brass, and organ for Palm Sunday. Challenging works are welcome-the musicians involved are outstanding. Any suggestions?
on January 29, 2014 1:26am
Laura,
 
There are some interesting answers by searching in Musica database ( http://www.musicanet.org ).
For this, use the "More criteria" search form, and input, as criteria:
- "mixed" in type of choir
- "Palm Sunday" in Keywords... or Liturgical Use or...
- "brass organ" in Instrumentation
 
You can of course use any "Sanctus" of the masses for mixed choirs and brass and organ. For this, just replace Palm Sunday with "Sanctus"
Other combinations can be imagined...
 
Have fun
Jean
on January 29, 2014 6:36am
In that case, maybe you should go right to the top:  In ecclesiis by Giovanni Gabrieli.  You would be surprised at how well the piece works with a medium-size ensemble and soloists.
on January 29, 2014 7:01am
Hello, Laura,
 
I would offer you the work below from my catalog.
You can see a perusal score and listen to a recording at http://www.davidavshalomov.com/musical-works/chorus/
The lyric to the hymn can be modified for the liturgical day if needed.
I publish in inexpensive .pdf with a modest photocopy fee. 
Please let me know if it is of interest.
 
This Sacred Space [5'30]
SSAATTB            brief Alto solo (intoning)
organ, 2 tpt 2 tbn, timp (3 drums)
Text: Holy, Holy, Holy, other lyrics by  David Avshalomov
A tonal consecration anthem with an (optional) congregational hymn and showy organ part. Bright brass/organ intro, mystical slow choral start, buildup to the hymn and a big fast celebratory Alleluia ending.
 
Best regards,
 
David Avshalomov
Composer, Singer, Conductor
Santa Monica, CA
davshalomov(a)earthlink.net
www.davidavshalomov.com 310-480-9525
 
Special Citation Winner, American Prize 2012, Orchestral Composition
Dual Finalist, American Prize 2013, Choral and Orchestral Composition
Winner, Sul Ross State University, TX, Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2013
Winner, Hillcrest Wind Ensemble (San Diego) Composition Contest 2013, Second Prize
ACDA Silver Platter Award 2012 for Choral Repertoire of Outstanding Quality
“Polifonija” Sacred Choral Music Competition 2013, Siauliai State Chamber Choir, Lithuania, Second Prize
Project : Encore, Schola Cantorum/Hudson, Recommended Choral Work of Exceptional Merit 2012
on January 29, 2014 8:15am
"Lift Up Your Heads, O You Gates" by K. Lee Scott, pub. by Selah, is excellent IMO.  Stately, regal, classy... Choral parts not difficult but good, and divisi provides additional choral interest.  Authentic performance practice set slightly aside, as a companion anthem, I'd not be above having one inst/pt double the choir on the Weelkes, "Hosanna to the Son of David."  While not necessary, I would think that brass (if they don't cover choir) would only enhance the richness of that good piece, especially since it sits low and would have a nice "trombone" color.  Personally, I'd like a few new "classy" Easter pieces for choir and brass (non hymn-based; there are plenty of hymn concertati around).  I've got several good ones; just could use something new.  (As a recent post also said), I've used several of K. Lee Scott's (love his "Joy to the Heart") so other composers welcomed.  (Don't care for "pop/theatrical")
 
on January 29, 2014 8:19am
For procession, look at Al Fedak's "Hosanna" for organ, choir, and brass. You may find a full pdf to download at
 
David
Selah Publishing Co., Inc.
 
 
on January 29, 2014 7:24pm
Richard Dirksen's Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (Shawnee) is most magnificent for Palm Sunday.
 
Hope this helps,
Robert A.M. Ross
info(a)robertamross.com
Soundcloud.com: <Robert Ross 11>
on January 29, 2014 8:39pm
Festival Anthem on Ellacombe. I can't think of anything that just screams Hosanna more.
It's by David Lantz and published through Beckenhorst.
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