Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Monday, 9 July 2018

Prepare To Be Swept Away By This Most Profound, Haunting, And Beautiful, Polyphony.

"Missa Papae Marcelli".
Composed by: Palestrina.
Sung by: The Tallis Scholars.
Director: Peter Phillips.
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
This File: 8 February 2009.
User: Sémhur
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (circa 1525 – 2 February 1594) was an Italian Renaissance composer of Sacred Music and the best-known 16th-Century representative of The Roman School of Musical Composition. He had a lasting influence on the development of Church Music, and his work has often been seen as the culmination of Renaissance Polyphony.

English: Main façade of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Rome, by Alessandro Galilei1735. Palestrina was Musical Director at this Basilica.
Italiano: Facciata principale della Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano (Roma),
progettata da Alessandro Galilei (1735).
Français: Façade principale de la basilique Saint-Jean-de-Latran (Rome)
par Alessandro Galilei, 1735.
Photo: 7 September 2006.
Source: Own work.
Author: Jastrow.
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