Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hosanna, Filio David!

Here's Giovanni Vianini singing the Palm Sunday antiphon sung at the opening of the service:

Here's the whole Schola Mediolanensis singing the antiphon:

Here is the chant score:

In English:
Hosanna to the Son of David;
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
King of Israel:
Hosanna in the highest.

Here's Thomas Weelkes' polyphonic version, from sometime around 1600:

Orlando Gibbons wrote a setting, too - a lovely one, in English:

Here's Pietro Lorenzetti's beautiful "Christ's Entry into Jerusalem":

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