Hoshana! is a setting of a poem by Charles Anthony Silvestri written for Arvada West High School, Chris Maunu, conductor.
The journey of this piece is harrowing and reflects Silvestri's rather visceral text. Maunu added a bass drum in performance, which I suggest to anyone who is interested! This is a difficult piece as it depicts a family's journey across the southern border of the United States. It was an honor to write.