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Title
Missa viri galilaei
Composer
Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina ca.1525-1594
Conductor
Marcel Pérès 1956- Philippe Herreweghe 1947-
Performer
La Chapelle Royale Ensemble Organum
Publisher
Harmonia Mundi, 2002
1 cd + boekje
Recording date
1991
Playing time
00:57:27
EAN
3149025050403
CDR
DBX2218
Placing suggestion
40 - Middeleeuwen en renaissance (NBLC) K8 - Oude muziek (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

About Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 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 long-lasting influence on the development of church and secular music in Europe, especially on the development of counterpoint, and his work is considered the culmination of Renaissance polyphony.

Biography

Palestrina was born in the town of Palestrina, near Rome, then part of the Papal States to Neapolitan parents, Santo and Palma Pierluigi, in 1525, possibly on 3 February. His mother died on 16 January 1536, when Palestrina was 10. Documents suggest that he first visited Rome in 1537, when he was listed as a chorister at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the papal basilicas of the Diocese of Rome, which allowed him to learn literature and music. In 15…Read more on Wikipedia

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