Sunday, April 13, 2014


One of the composers who worked in the cinema who had a special sort of affinity for religious themes was Alfred Newman whose long and distinguished career included such famous films as WUTHERING HEIGHTS, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, THE SONG OF BERNADETTE, ANASTASIA and numerous other fine works.  He was a composer, and a conductor, of the first rank.

In two films he was called on to score Christ's entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, first for the 1953 film THE ROBE and next for the 1965 production THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD.  the Sunday of the Having been introduced to the world of fine music by eminent film composers I suppose it is unavoidable that the music that fills the ear on Palm Sunday should be by Newman.

The following piece is from the soundtrack to THE ROBE.  It is entitled, by the composer, "Christ's Entry into Jerusalem on the Sunday of the Palms".

Some photos of Catholic and Orthodox celebrations of the day:

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