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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

1525/6 (Palestrina) - 2 feb 1594 (Rome)
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  • Catholic Enceclopedia - Catholic Encyclopedia biography calls him the all-time greatest liturgical music composer. Emphasis on his work to support the reforms of the Council of Trent and the Counter Reformation.
  • HOASM - Biography from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program with portraits. Shows his devotion to the traditional music of the church while opening it up to new forms and influences. Includes related material and discography.
  • Kunst der Fuge: G.P. da Palestrina - The Missas in MIDI files (20~) and links.
  • Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da - Essay providing overview of his life and music compares him with Lassus and Byrd and reckons him their equal.
  • Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (c. 1525 - 1594), Italy - Biographical data, major works, background information, links to purchase recommended CDs, books, and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.

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