Popule Meus

for SSAB choir with optional organ

Voiced for SSAB with optional organ. A combination of Latin, English, and Greek text. The Improperia, also known as the Reproaches, are a series of antiphons and responses used on Good Friday that remind us of the atrocity of our sin. God had repeatedly saved us and we repeatedly rejected Him.

Here I have put the first refrain, Popule Meus (Micah 6:3), in four part Latin. The other reproach verses, of which I have used three, are placed in a natural chant line voiced by one or more second sopranos and written in English. The Trisagion refrain is sung in Greek by the baritones followed by English for three part women. The Popule Meus ends the piece. If you wish to use more of the verses you can certainly accommodate them within the structure here. An optional, simple complimentary organ part is included if the director feels it desirable or necessary.

Vocal Ranges: Soprano 1 : E♭4 – D5 Soprano 2 : D4 – C5 Alto : B♭3 – G4 Baritone : Bb2 – D4

ISMN 979-0-9025253-4-3

SKU: RDD-005 Categories: ,
Language:English, Greek, Latin
Voicing:SSAB
Sacred or Secular:Sacred
Descriptive Tags:Chant, Crucifixion, Liturgical text
Season or Event:Holy Week
Difficulty:Medium

$2.00/copy

This title is available in print or for immediate download. For both options, there is a minimum required quantity of 8 copies for choral titles. Please support self-publishing composers by ordering the quantity according to the number of singers in the ensemble that will perform the work.

Print orders are printed on demand and shipped by our printing partner, and can be expected to be processed with a few days of the order. Please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] to follow up.

Quantity

    Explore More Music…

    Filters Sort results
    Reset Apply
    Title
    View
    Voicing
    Duration
    Language
    Composer
    for mixed choir and organ
    ADY-007
    SATB
    4'15"
    English
    A setting of Psalm 127/8 originally written in memory of one who fitted the description. Suitable for general use, a memorial service, or any occasion with an emphasis on family.
    More info & view score »
    for SATB choir a cappella
    RCL-024
    SATB
    3'15"
    English
    “Border” is an artistic response to the immigration/refugee crisis around the globe (especially in the United States). The opening passage is: “Border, sanctuary, asylum, bridges not walls.” The text draws from (and paraphrases) several sources: contemporary media, Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus,” the Bible’s Matthew 25:31-40, currency, and others. The changing meters of “Border” fill […]
    More info & view score »
    Mixed Chorus and Organ
    DRY-023
    SATB
    3'15"
    English
    This anthem is a setting of an early 20th Century hymn text. It utilizes metaphors in nature to describe a life of good character and is suitable for worship. It is free of gender specific language, and therefore speaks to all people of good will. The music is somewhat reminiscent of early 20th Century church […]
    More info & view score »
    for mixed choir a cappella
    CME-004
    SATB
    4'
    English
    Latin
    Hodie/Today on Earth was commissioned by Garrison Keillor and “A Prairie Home Companion” in 2012. Based on the 15th century antiphon Hodie Christus Natus Est, the piece is a joyful Christmas song. It was written for the DiGiallonardo Sisters and the All-Star Shoe Band, and received its premiere on ” A Prairie Home Companion” on […]
    More info & view score »
    for SATB choir a cappella
    KEM 1001
    SATB
    2'15"
    English
    Short choral blessing (text from the Old Testament) written as part of 2001-2003 Composer Residency at San Francisco’s National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi. Premiered by resident ensemble, Schola Cantorum SF
    More info & view score »
    for mixed choir a cappella
    SDE-008
    SATB
    2'20"
    English
    Latin
    A lovely setting of the well-known communion prayer by Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), this version has the choir sing both the original Latin and later in English translation. This anthem is indicative of my compositional style, including rapidly shifting harmonic centers. However, it is very approachable for both the singers and listeners, employing simple four-part harmonies […]
    More info & view score »
    for treble voices
    ADY-003
    SSA
    2'
    English
    A setting of William Blake’s well-known poem using flexible meter to enhance the flow of the text. Also available in a lower key.
    More info & view score »
    Shopping Cart