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Palm Sunday piece for SATB and orchestra

Hello - I am looking for a Palm Sunday anthem for SATB choir and orchestra.  We have a newly founded orchestra with a combination of professional and amateur players.  The choir reads well, but we want a piece that does come together quickly.   Suggestions? 
Amy Rosine
First United Methodist Church
Manhattan, KS
on February 12, 2014 4:45pm
My arrangement of All Glory, Laud and Honor set to Holst's Thaxted is for choir, organ, piano and string orchestra: http://www.choirworks.com/new/all-glory-laud-and-honor/
on February 13, 2014 2:45am
Malcolm Williamson's 'Procession of Palms' is huge fun to sing. It's written for organ accomp. but I'm sure it could be arranged for orchestral forces.
on February 13, 2014 3:22am
What sort of orchestration would you be looking for, Amy?  I have a new setting  of Palm Sunday hymns, which if be happy to orchestrate to your requirements - currently the accompaniment is for organ - you can hear an extract at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZCvcOYNGkQ.   As you will hear, the settings are in popular/accessible style, and can accommodate congregational participation!  
If you wanted to hear more of the settings, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80tfp37HotY which includes 'My song is love unknown' and 'Ride on, ride on in majesty'.
Do let me know if you'd like a pdf of the vocal score - and an idea of how soon you'd need the orchestration!
on February 13, 2014 10:22am
Richard Dirksen's Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (Shawnee) is the best palm Sunday hymn/anthem I've yet run across. It's scored for large brass ensemble, organ & timpani but could easily be scored for orchestra.
 
Please let me know if I may be of service!
 
Robert A.M. Ross
robertamross(a)verizon.net
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on February 16, 2014 7:52pm
I've orchestrated Stainer's Crucifixion. The 3rd movement (Fling Wide the Gates) I've used in its original form for Palm Sunday before. Here is the orchestrated version.
 
 
Craig
on February 24, 2014 11:04am
Thank you for all of the replies.  Looks like we won't have enough players for Palm Sunday, but I will certainly keep all of your suggestions in mind!  Our orchestra has a few strings (1-2 per part) flute and a lot of brass and piano.  Probably around 20 players. 
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