Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna!

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Author: Brian A. Wren

Brian Wren (b. Romford, Essex, England, 1936) is a major British figure in the revival of contemporary hymn writing. He studied French literature at New College and theology at Mansfield College in Oxford, England. Ordained in 1965, he was pastor of the Congregational Church (now United Reformed) in Hockley and Hawkwell, Essex, from 1965 to 1970. He worked for the British Council of Churches and several other organizations involved in fighting poverty and promoting peace and justice. This work resulted in his writing of Education for Justice (1977) and Patriotism and Peace (1983). With a ministry throughout the English-speaking world, Wren now resides in the United States where he is active as a freelance lecturer, preacher, and full-time h… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ is risen! Shout Hosanna!
Title: Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna!
Author: Brian A. Wren
Meter: D
Language: English; Spanish
Notes: Spanish translation: "Cristo ha resucitado" by Yolanda E. Pupa-Ortiz
Copyright: © 1986, Hope Publishing Co.; Letra © 1986, y esta trad. © 2022 Hope Publishing Company, All rights reserved. Used by permission.



The Polish tune is a rounded bar form (AABA). Its lines consist of short figures and phrases bound together by the consistent rhythmic pattern of the Polish mazurka (made famous by Frederic Chopin). Note especially the third line with its fine sequences and harmonic suspensions. Sing in parts with a…

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