Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Palestrina, Giovanni

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina(1525-1594), Italian musician of Baroque Period, served as organist and maestro's posts in various churches, In 1544 he was installed as organist at St. Apapito Cathedral, in 1551 he was elevated to maestro at the Capella Giulia and the post he held for the remainder of his life. He composed sacred music - masses, motets, offertories, hymns, settings and madrigals.

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