Two Anthems for Palm Sunday
Choir Sacred (3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB))
1. Let the King Come In; 2. In the Shadow of the Palms. Arranged by Lloyd Larson. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Worship Resources. Church Choral Series. Palm Sunday; Sacred; Spring. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39153).
Item Number: AP.39153
Let the King Come In: new words and music by Lloyd Larson, incorporating "Rejoice, the Lord Is King" and music by John Darwall (1731-1789); In the Shadow of the Palms: words by John Parker, music by Lloyd Larson.
The essential unit of the bible is story, not verse. In these two SAB anthems, Lloyd Larson tells the story of Palm Sunday and its dramatic relation to Resurrection Day. If we see only triumph in Palm Sunday, we miss the deeper truth. The true story is unfolding in the shadows; in the hearts and minds of flawed people. Remember that those who longed for Jesus to be an earthly king, not the champion of "the least of these"---those who refused to fight against the evil that took and slew Him, were not "they." They are us. Related Scripture: Psalm 24; John 12:13; Matthew 21:1-11.
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The Alfred Church Choral Series (ACCS) includes scripture references and seasonal applications in every octavo. The series includes original works, choral masterworks, and folk, gospel, hymn, and spiritual arrangements.