Arts Music Composition Composers P Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
Italian Renaissance composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was likely born near Rome in a town called Palestrina. Some list his birth in 1514 or 1515 while other maintain a much later date of 1525 or 1526. It is certain that he died in Rome in 1594. He was choirmaster at St. Peters in Rome and was a major representative of the Council of Trent's musical reforms. His style is based in Franco-Flemish imitative counterpoint, voice parts flow in continuous rhythm, with a new melodic motive for each phrase of the text.

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Classic Cat: Palestrina
Directory of free Palestrina mp3s on the internet that have been made available by their performing artists.
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Biography and complete files offered in MIDI format.
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