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Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli

As we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the greatest Italian composer of the 16th century, we sample his Missa Papae Marcelli, a piece which was composed for the feast of the Martyr Pope Marcellus.

This performance is by Oxford Cammerata – Scholar Cantorum of Oxford, conducted by Jeremy Summerly.

FromRome.Info features at 5 P.M. daily, Rome time, a selection of sacred music for the edification of our readers, so that they can better grasp how contrary to the very nature of Catholic liturgy were the so called “reforms” of Vatican II.

 

Palestrina: Lamentationes Ieremiae prophetae

As we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the greatest Italian composer of the 16th century, we sample his Lamentationes Ieremiae prophetae, a piece which was composed for Holy Week, since it is from this prophet that the Fathers of the Church draw themes for the betrayal of Christ. The author of this video has illustrated it with images of Our Lady, since the Saints have often put these lamentations in the mouth of Our Lady of Sorrows, to help us understand Her sorrow after the burial of Her son and before His resurrection.

This performance is by Pro Cantione Antiqua with Bruno Turner conducting.

FromRome.Info features at 5 P.M. daily, Rome time, a selection of sacred music for the edification of our readers, so that they can better grasp how contrary to the very nature of Catholic liturgy were the so called “reforms” of Vatican II.

 

Palestrina: Missa Aeterna Christi munera

As we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the greatest Italian composer of the 16th century, whose fame has never been extinguished, we sample his Missa Aeterna Christi munera, so called, because it was composed for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the Hymn for which begins with those words..

This performance is by the Oxford Camerata with  Jeremy Summerly conducting

FromRome.Info features at 5 P.M. daily, Rome time, a selection of sacred music for the edification of our readers, so that they can better grasp how contrary to the very nature of Catholic liturgy were the so called “reforms” of Vatican II.

 

Palestrina: Missa sine nomine

As we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the greatest Italian composer of the 16th century, whose fame has never been extinguished, we sample his Missa sine nomine, so called, because it bore no title.

This performance is by the Koorproject Rotterdam and is conducted by Maarten Michielsen.

FromRome.Info features at 5 P.M. daily, Rome time, a selection of sacred music for the edification of our readers, so that they can better grasp how contrary to the very nature of Catholic liturgy were the so called “reforms” of Vatican II.

 

Palestrina: Missa O Sacrum convivium

Today we begin our perusal of the sacred repertoire of  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the greatest Italian composer of the 16th century, whose fame has never been extinguished. He came to Rome in 1537, when he began as a cantor at Santa Maria Maggiore, and 14 years later he was in the service of Pope Julius III, who was also from Palestrina.

Today, we sample his Missa O Sacrum convivium, a Mass in honor of Christ’s Incarnation.

This performance is by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, England directed by Stephen Darlington.

FromRome.Info features at 5 P.M. daily, Rome time, a selection of sacred music for the edification of our readers, so that they can better grasp how contrary to the very nature of Catholic liturgy were the so called “reforms” of Vatican II.

 

Palestrina: Missa nigra sum

Today we begin our perusal of the sacred repertoire of  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the greatest Italian composer of the 16th century, whose fame has never been extinguished. He came to Rome in 1537, when he began as a cantor at Santa Maria Maggiore, and 14 years later he was in the service of Pope Julius III, who was also from Palestrina.

Today, we sample his Missa nigra sum, a Mass which takes its name from a verse of the Canticle of Canticles, which the Fathers of the Church put in the mouth of Holy Mother Church, in Her dialogue with Christ Her Bridegroom.

This performance is by the Tallis Scholars, with Peter Philips directing.

FromRome.Info features at 5 P.M. daily, Rome time, a selection of sacred music for the edification of our readers, so that they can better grasp how contrary to the very nature of Catholic liturgy were the so called “reforms” of Vatican II.

 

Palestrina: Missa in duplicitus minoribus

Today we begin our perusal of the sacred repertoire of  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the greatest Italian composer of the 16th century, whose fame has never been extinguished. He came to Rome in 1537, when he began as a cantor at Santa Maria Maggiore, and 14 years later he was in the service of Pope Julius III, who was also from Palestrina.

Today, we sample his Missa in duplicitus minoribus, or Mass in a double minor, for 5 voices.

FromRome.Info features at 5 P.M. daily, Rome time, a selection of sacred music for the edification of our readers, so that they can better grasp how contrary to the very nature of Catholic liturgy were the so called “reforms” of Vatican II.