Hosanna in the Highest! composed by Lloyd Larson. For SATB choir, piano (with optional unison (congregation)). Sacred Anthem, Palm/Palm-Passion Sunday. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-3823L).
A tightly woven tapestry, this anthem is a practical, flexible and inspired choice for Palm Sunday worship. Hosannas fill the air as it opens with a joyous unison refrain that may be sung by children and/or adults and congregation, and repeated as necessary for palm processionals. The SATB verse declaims the scriptural narrative and provides a dance-like counterpoint to the return of the hosanna refrain. A high descant crowns the festive closing. A reproducible refrain page is included in the octavo.