Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
b. 1525 – d. February 2, 1594 • Composer
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Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (c. 1525–94), Italian composer. He received his musical education at Rome and in 1544 became organist of the cathedral of his native town Palestrina. In 1551 Pope *Julius III appointed him musical instructor at the Capella Giulia of *St Peter’s with the title of ‘Magister
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Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da(1525?–94). A master of contrapuntal composition, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina composed more than 250 motets—polyphonic settings of sacred texts—and 105 masses. His output is of uniformly high quality, and his compositions have served as examples of excellence in
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Palestrina (Giovanni Pierluigi da) (1524–1594).—Born at Palestrina, near Rome; died at Rome. A celebrated Italian musician, surnamed “Princeps Musicæ” (Prince of Music). He was chapel-master at the Lateran, Vatican, and Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. In accordance with resolutions of the Council of Trent,
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Palestrina, Giovanni
Palestrina, Giovanni (c. 1525–1594). An important RC composer of the Counter-Reformation whose work is characterized by clear, straightforward melodies.
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Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi Santi Da
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi Santi Da (1525–1594)Italian composerBorn in the city of Palestrina, he became the organist and choirmaster at the cathedral of Palestrina (1544–1551). In 1551 the former bishop of Palestrina became Pope Julius II, who soon sent for the composer to be master of the Capella