Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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        An Italian composer of sacred music who was an important musical figure of the Renaissance; known for his "seamless texture" of polyphony. Palestrina composed over 100 settings of the mass (in Richard Wagner's words, with "indescribable depth of expression"), including the Missa Papae Marcelli, composed after an edict by Pope Marcellus that the vocal music for the mass "must be sung in a fitting manner, with properly modulated voices, so that everything may be heard and understo... Read more

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