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Palm Sunday

This traditional, Palm Sunday processional hymn was very likely written about 820 A.D. by Bishop Theodolph of Orleans, France, while he was imprisoned at the monastery of Angers by Charlemagne's son, Louis I the Pious. He was a poet, as well as a pastor before becoming the bishop of Orleans. The composer of the tune, Melchior Teschner was a cantor in the German Lutheran Church of his town and subsequently became a Lutheran pastor of Oberpriestschen, near Fraustadt. The tune was composed in 1613 for another text at first. The melody was considered by J. S. Bach to be so good that he borrowed it for his use in his St. John Passion.
It is arranged for 2 Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone and Tuba.
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