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Good Friday Reproaches 'Improperia'

First line:
Popule meus, quid feci tibi?
author of text

The Improperia texts (assembled from various biblical and liturgical sources including the prophets) are chanted during the Veneration of the Cross at Good Friday Mass in the Catholic church, a custom dating back to around 1200 in the Roman church but believed to be a vestige of the earlier, suppressed Gallican rite. Palestrina’s essentially very simple setting for double choir is stated by the Italian musicologist Bianchi to date from 1573, the year of the death of his son. Its manuscript is preserved in the archives of the church of St John Lateran in Rome.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1995


Images of Christ
COLCD124Download only


Track 10 on COLCD124 [2'53] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD124 track 10

Recording date
1 May 1993
Recording venue
Great Hall, University College School, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jillian White
Recording engineer
Campbell Hughes & Simon Weir
Hyperion usage
  1. Images of Christ (COLCD124)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: November 1995
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