Open the Gates
This dynamic Palm Sunday anthem from Joel Raney is brimming over with excitement. The adult voices begin the musical journey building to “…Jesus, Redeemer, King, rides in triumphant majesty. Let all creation sing loud hosannas to the King of Glory!” At this high point, the optional children’s choir enters singing, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,” echoed by the adult voices in a very effective exchange. From there the anthem builds to a thrilling hosanna-filled conclusion. The instrument packet contains a Conductor's Score and parts for Flute, French Horn, Percussion (tambourine, triangle, conga or djembe), Bass Guitar and 4 Handbells (which are G6, A6, B6, and C7). It is 186 measures in length.