Hosanna to the Son of David
Hosanna to the Son of David:
blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Blessed be the King of Israel;
blessed be the Kingdom that cometh in the name of the Lord:
peace in heaven, and glory in the highest places;
Hosanna in the highest heavens.
Matthew 21, Mark 11, Luke 19
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
A choirboy at King's College, Cambridge, he became organist of the Chapel Royal of James I at the age of 21 and later of Westminster Abbey. He was a notable keyboard executant and as a composer left much dignified church music.