The All Saints Fulham Choir will be singing at Sung Eucharist on Sunday 1st April at All Saints Church Fulham. As it is Palm Sunday, there will be a recreation of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
The service begins at St Mary’s Church Putney, on the other side of the River Thames, with a Gospel reading. The Choir, congregation and clergy, will then be led by a donkey from the local sanctuary, back across Putney Bridge to All Saints Church Fulham.
As the anthem, the Choir will sing during the service is Hosanna to the Son of David by the English composer Thomas Weelkes (c1576-1623).
Hosanna to the Son of David.
Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna, thou that sittest in the highest heavens.
Hosanna in excelsis Deo.
In fact, Weelkes was dismissed for being drunk at the organ and using bad language during a service. He was however reinstated and remained in the post until his death. He is buried at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London.
The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge sings Hosanna to the Son of David. Conductor Stephen Cleobury.