The Feast of Palms

The Feast of Palms (1998)
Palm Sunday anthem for SATB and organ
‘Alan Bullard’s engaging, original yet approachable Palm Sunday anthem radiates a real sense of joy’ Marcus Huxley, Mastersinger magazine.
‘Alan Bullard’s is a Palm Sunday anthem with a difference. The music has the feel of a joyful carol, as indeed does Gerard Moultrie’s hymn text. It is marked ‘Jubilantly rhythmic’ and that feeling is present throughout, even in the quieter central sections, up to and including the final cascade of ‘hosannas’. The feeling of the jubilant crowds is well conveyed, and it would be an excellent processional anthem – where that is practical with organ accompaniment.”
Church Music Quarterly
Oxford University Press: In Ash Wednesday to Easter for Choirs
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