Improperium expectavit cor meum (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2023-07-03)  CPDL #74469: 
Original key (chiavi naturali):         - Alto in transposed violin clef
Transposed up a tone:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2023-07-03).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Replaces edition #3166. Note values halved.
  • (Posted 2010-10-22)  CPDL #22482:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-10-22).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 269 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the complete works of Palestrina, volume 8: Offertorien, edited by Franz Commer, published by Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. The notation here is a fourth higher for SSATB with half the original time values. Translation and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers.

General Information

Title: Improperium expectavit cor meum
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: AATTB or SSATB
Genre: SacredOffertory for Palm Sunday and Sacred Heart

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1593 in Offertoria totius anni, no. 24
Description: Psalm 68 (Hebrew 69): 21-22

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Improperium expectavit.