Hosanna, Loud Hosanna - Handbell Score by Mary Kay Parrish. For handbells (3-5 octaves), conga (djembe), claves, triangle and tambourine. Palm Sunday, Sacred. Level 2. Handbell score. Published by Chorister's Guild (LO.CGB442).
This energetic setting of the tune ELLACOMBE uses syncopated percussion parts to build a polyrhythmic texture, providing a somewhat different flavor to this well-known martial hymn. Handbell entrances of derivative motives follow the percussion opening. These first 20 measures could easily be memorized and used as a processional. After a stately announcement of the tune, the middle section contains refreshing harmonic interest and a slower tempo for variety, followed by a rousing reprise of the hymn complete with percussion.