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Palestrina: Tu es Petrus!

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 Tu est Petrus, a musical composition for the Feast of Saint Peter the Apostle.

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

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Palestrina: Alma Redemptoris Mater

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 Alma Redemptoris Mater, a musical composition for the hymn of the Divine Office during Christmas seasons, which hails Our Lady as Mother of the Redeemer, a title She merited by Her Fiat on March 25, which is soon approaching..

This performance is  by the Tallis Scholars..

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Palestrina: Stabat Mater dolorosa

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 Stabat Mater dolorosa, his musical composition for the hymn written by the Franciscan Bl. Thomas of Celano which commemorates the sorrows of Our Lady during the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

This performance is  by the Tavener Consort.

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Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria in Caelum

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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 Assumpta est Maria in caelum, the Mass for the Assumption of Our Lady unto Heaven.

This performance is  by Peter Phillips, conductor and the Tallis sholars.

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Palestrina: Missa brevis

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 brevis, a piece which is so named because of its shortness in length of time the voices sing.

This performance is  by Peter Phillips, conductor and the vocal group “Intrada” headed by Ekaterina Antonenko. It was performed at the Rachmaninov Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cipriano de Rore: Missa praeter rerum seriem, Credo

As we continue our journey through the Sacred Polyphony of the 16th century, we come to Cipriano de Rore’s, Missa praeter rerum seriem, the Credo of which is sung here.

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Cipriano de Rore: O Altitudo divitiarum

As we continue our journey through the Sacred Polyphony of the 16th century, we come to Cipriano de Rore’s, O Altitudo divitoiarum, the Antiphon drawn from Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans, chapter  11:33-36.

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Cipriano de Rore: Ave Regina caelorum

As we continue our journey through the Sacred Polyphony of the 16th century, we come to Cipriano de Rore’s, Ave Regina caelorum, the Marian Antiphon for the Christmas Season from Dec. 24 to Feb. 2.

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.

 

Cipriano de Rore: Missa Praeter rerum seriem, Gloria

As we continue our journey through the Sacred Polyphony of the 16th century, we come to Cipriano de Rore, a Flemish composer who accompanied his countryman, Margaret of Parma to Naples, on the occasion of her wedding to a scion of the House of Medici. He remained in Italy and became an admirer and imitator of both the styles of Josquin des Pres and Adrian Willaert.

In this piece, Missa Praeter rerum seriem, Cipriano takes the Christmas Mass of Josquin by the same name, written for 6 voices, replaces a tenor with a soprano and adds a seventh voice.

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.

 

Cipriano de Rore: Missa Praeter rerum seriem, Kyrie

As we continue our journey through the Sacred Polyphony of the 16th century, we come to Cipriano de Rore, a Flemish composer who accompanied his countryman, Margaret of Parma to Naples, on the occasion of her wedding to a scion of the House of Medici. He remained in Italy and became an admirer and imitator of both the styles of Josquin des Pres and Adrian Willaert.

In this piece, Missa Praeter rerum serium, Cipriano takes the Christmas Mass of Josquin by the same name, written for 6 voices, replaces a tenor with a soprano and adds a seventh voice.

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.

 

Adrian Willaert: O magnum mysterium

Today we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his O Magnum mysterium, which he composed for the 4th responsorial for the Office of Matins on Christmas Day.

This performance is by the Cappella Marciana, Marco Gemmani – conductor.

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Adrian Willaert: Missa Christus resurgens

Today we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his Missa Christus Resurgens, which he composed for Easter Sunday.

This performance is by the Oxford Cammerata.

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Adrian Willaert: Lauda Ierusalem

Today we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his Lauda Ierusalem, a polyphonic composition using Psalm 118 as the libretto.

This performance is by the Currende Choir accompanied by the Concerto Palatino Ensemble with Erik Van Nevel, conducting.

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