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Hosanna to the Son of David

The Choir will be back singing at Sung Eucharist at All Saints Fulham Church on Sunday 24th March – Palm Sunday – after a week off. The Choir will lead the annual procession over Putney Bridge at the beginning of the service.

IMGP0668During the service, the Choir will sing Hosanna to the Son of David by English composer Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623).

He is known mainly for his madrigals. He wrote his first book of madrigals for 3-6 voices in 1597. He followed this up with 2 further volumes in 1598 (5 voices) and 1600 (both 5 and 6 voices).

Weelkes studied Music at New College, Oxford and then was appointed organist of Winchester College in 1598, and Chichester Cathedral from 1601 until his death.

The lyrics of Hosanna to the Son of David are taken from the Gospels of Matthew (chapter 21) and Luke (chapter 19).

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.


About All Saints Fulham Choir

The All Saints Fulham Church is the home of three choirs. A traditional Parish Choir who sing wide-ranging repertoire which spans nine centuries and tours regularly at home and abroad; a Gospel Choir who sing a mixture of contemporary and traditional gospel styles, and a junior choir for children from Year 3 upwards.


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