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Composer Giovanni da Palestrina

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ca. 1526 – 1594

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music and the best-known 16th-century representative of the Roman school of musical composition, best known today for his Missa Papae Marcelli and the motet Sicut cervus desiderat. He had a lasting influence on the development of church music, and his work has often been seen as the culmination of Renaissance polyphony.  (Read more - Wikipedia article.)


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