Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Born 1525. Died 2 February 1594.
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Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli

Howard Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Missa Papae Marcelli by Palestrina.

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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 has had a lasting influence on the development of church music, and his work has often been seen as the culmination of Renaissance polyphony.

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