Palestrina


 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.‎

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

(1525-94)

Click to read about Palestrina in Wikipedia.     [BNQ]  

Click watch and listen to the Tallis Scholars sing Palestrina's Nunc Dimittis in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome on the 400th anniversary of the composer's death.  

Click to hear, Missa Aeterna Christi munera, (along with the Gregorian hymn), Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell conducting, with motets: Vidi turbam magnam, Duo ubera tua, Quae est ista quae progreditur, Surge, amica mea, Super flumina Babylonis, Sicut cervus, and the Magnificat (Tone 1).

                                                                                                                       Click to listen to the King's College Choir sing Palestrina, Sicut Cervus (Click on "more info" for text and translation).

Click to listen to another Sicut Cervus sung by Pro Cantione Antiqua.

Click to listen to soloists of la Cappella Musicale di San Petronio di Bologna sing the Sanctus from the Missa Sine Nomine (a 6 voci).

Click to listen to Palestrina, Heu mihi Domine, performed by the Hilliard Ensemble.

Click to watch and listen to the Taipei Chamber Singers perform, Palestrina, Super flumina Babylonis.

Click on selections to hear Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcelli, performed by the Westminster Abbey Choir directed by Simon PrestonKyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei.

Click to read about the Missa Papae Marcelli.

Click to watch and listen to Pope John XXIII intone the Gloria which the Cappella Sistina sings from Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli followed by Pope John singing the collect (much ambient noise).

Click to watch and listen to the Farther Along male octet of Goshen College, Indiana, sing Palestrina, Sanctus & Benedictus from the Missa pro defunctis.

Click to watch and listen to Farther Along sing Palestrina, Adoramus te, Christe (Scroll down to first comment for text and translation).

Click to hear Palestrina, Sanctus & Benedictus from the Missa Brevis, performed by the Tallis Scholars.